Akira Onozuka is a japanese fashion designer who has gained worldwide famo with his Zukka brand of designs, created in 1988.
Today, his widely considered one of the greatest japanese fashion designers, alongside such greats as Yohji Yamamoto and Rei Kawakubo.
Before creating his own label, however, Onozuka worked under the supervision of Issey Miyake. Issey Miyake, honing his craft and preparing to start his own label in 1988. After starting his own label, he made his international debut in 1989 in the Paris Collection and opened his first international store in 1994, also in Paris.
Akira Onozuka worked with famed Japanese fashion pioneer, His work has been widely recognized as a cornerstone of Japanese fashion and his own protégés, such as Naoaki Mizuno have gone on to their own international acclaim.
Zukka can be purchased from many stores located in Tokyo as well as international boutiques located in cities like Paris, London, New York, and Milan.
Of Onozuka's style, it has been said that he makes simple casual wear look edgy, and that has gained a loyal crowd of shoppers to love the Zucca brand. Akira Onozuka is well known for his innovation, utilizing simple casual wear designs, but adding to them a series of edgy additions that have made the brand popular with numerous demographics and an international audience. His most recent collections have ventured into the realm of the modern, flared fashions that have made many young designers famous, however he strives to maintain his classic style as much as possible.