Maiko Takeda is a milliner and jewellery designer. Originally from Tokyo, Japan, she recently completed her MA in millinery at the Royal College of Art in London. With her expertise and prior knowledge of jewellery design gained from her BA Jewellery Design (Hons) at Central Saint Martins College of Art and Design, her interest lies in creating ethereal adornments to the body. Environmental influences such as shadow, wind and gravity create an experience of wonder and bewilderment for the adorned. The form of her work itself can never be its sole feature as the extra element is always seeking to transcend the expectations of the wearer as part of the work.
Her work experience includes Stephen Jones, Philip Treacy, and Erickson Beamon.
Maiko is currently working for Issey Miyake on the line of accessories.
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