EXCLUSIVE: LATEX BRAND ATSUKO KUDO LANDS AT ANTONIA
Japanese-born, London-based designer Atsuko Kudo calls her creations Couture Latex Designs. While haute couture and the shiny fetish-y material may seem worlds apart, in truth Kudo’s design are a balancing act of form-fitting sensuality, sophistication, refinement and exquisite execution.
Working with this controversial rubbery material, Kudo has created collections aimed at making women feel beautiful, feminine and strong.
Kudo’s pieces certainly are in a league of their own as Kudo is a firm believer that latex empowers and, if well cut, it’s for all different body shapes and ages.
Antonia dedicates two windows to this innovative designer, showcasing an array of pieces that range from bustier tops to gowns, from knickers to berets to socks, plus all the necessary tools to take care of and slip on Kudo’s hot latex numbers.
Known for her pioneering folding techniques and exclusive prints, Kudo’s pieces are a favorite among some of the world’s most famous women including Lady Gaga, Rihanna, Beyoncé, Dita von Teese, Taylor Swift, Katy Perry, Rita Ora, Ariana Grande, Jennifer Lopez, Miley Cyrus and Grace Jones.
Who doesn’t recall Lady Gaga's now legendary Glastonbury performance and the infamous red latex Victorian-meets Elizabethan gown she wore to Buckingham Palace during her meeting with the Queen? The latter selected the picture to hang in her Diamond Jubilee celebration gallery in Windsor Castle.
Kudo also lent her latex expertise to such fashion houses as Cerruti, Vivienne Westwood and Fendi.