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Prior to enrolling in Parsons New School of Design in 2016, Japanese designer Kota Okuda had attended London’s fashion academy Central Saint Martins for jewelry design and never used a sewing machine before.

Recently, Okuda presented his thesis collection together with 14 other graduates from Parsons New School of Design’s MFA program during its yearly runway show. The event coincided with 2018’s New York Fashion Week, where Madonna’s daughter debuted the runway as a FernGully-like fairy in a body-chain bra.

Okuda’s first assortment of apparels have caught a good deal of attention for their intentionally impractical yet highly amusing designs. By exaggerating dollar bills crafted from different materials and fabrics including metal, acrylic, and plastic-like alternatives, the designer explores the relationship between materialism in the US and commodification of physiques.

Ironically, the clothes have already caught the interest of celebrities including Nicki Minaj.

In an interview with PAPER magazine, Okuda shared more about the creative process behind his debut collection, his aspirations for the future, and Minaj’s response to discovering his clothing designs with the words, “I need it […] now.”

Read the full interview here and see more of the Okuda’s first clothing collection that flaunts the almighty dollar below.

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Tag someone broke but with expensive taste 💵⠀ ⠀ 🔁regram🔁 @1granary 🔥 @kotaokuda from the @parsonsfashionmfa show

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Kota Okuda @kotaokuda | Parsons MFA Fashion Design & Society @parsonsfashionmfa | 2018 Runway Show | Generation 7 | Made possible by IMG | Public Relations: PR Consulting @prconsulting | Show Production: Shades Of Grey @ | Music: Henri Scars Stuck @struckbymusic | Styling: Kate Sebbah @katesebbah for Streeters @streetersusa | Casting: Edward Kim at The Talent Group @thetalentgroup | Make-Up: Jenny Smith @jennyatwoodsmith for Nars @narsissist | Hair: Rodney Cutler for Cutler/Redken @cutlersalon | Manicure: Shirley Cheng @scotchtapeandrhinestones using Orly @orly at See Management @seemanagement | Underwear: Commando @wearcommando | With kind support of @uniqlo @tomoalumni #parsonsfashionmfa @parsonschoolofdesign @thenewschool #parsons #mfa #fashion #design #society #generation7 #graduate #runway #newyorkfashionweek #kotaokuda #womenswear #jewelry #design

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Featured on Vogue Runway @voguerunway Images:@monicafeudi @indigital.tv . . . “Redefining the American currency by commodifying its value in an alchemistic system of dress.” . . Parsons MFA Fashion Design & Society @parsonsfashionmfa | 2018 Runway Show | Generation 7| Made possible by IMG | Public Relations: PR Consulting @prconsulting | Show Production: Shades Of Grey @shadesofgreyco | Music: Henri Scars Stuck @struckbymusic | Styling: Kate Sebbah @katesebbah for Streeters @streetersusa | Casting: Edward Kim at The Talent Group @thetalentgroup | Make-Up: Jenny Smith @jennyatwoodsmith for Nars @narsissist | Hair: Rodney Cutler for Cutler/Redken @cutlersalon | Manicure: Shirley Cheng @scotchtapeandrhinestones using Orly @orly at See Management @seemanagement | Underwear: Commando @wearcommando #parsonsfashionmfa @parsonschoolofdesign @thenewschool #parsons #mfa #fashion #design #society #generation7 #graduate #runway #newyorkfashionweek . . We kind support of Uniqlo and Tomodachi Initiative @uniqlo @uniqlo_us @tomodachi_initiative @shelleyfoxofficial @joffofoffjoff . . #newyork #newyorkcity #newyorkfashionweek #newyorkfashion #newyorkfashionweek2018 #nyfw #nyfw2018 #runway #show #runwaymodel #runwayfashion #parsonsschoolofdesign #parsonsmfa

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Featured on Vogue Runway @voguerunway Images:@monicafeudi @indigital.tv . . . “Redefining the American currency by commodifying its value in an alchemistic system of dress.” . . Parsons MFA Fashion Design & Society @parsonsfashionmfa | 2018 Runway Show | Generation 7| Made possible by IMG | Public Relations: PR Consulting @prconsulting | Show Production: Shades Of Grey @shadesofgreyco | Music: Henri Scars Stuck @struckbymusic | Styling: Kate Sebbah @katesebbah for Streeters @streetersusa | Casting: Edward Kim at The Talent Group @thetalentgroup | Make-Up: Jenny Smith @jennyatwoodsmith for Nars @narsissist | Hair: Rodney Cutler for Cutler/Redken @cutlersalon | Manicure: Shirley Cheng @scotchtapeandrhinestones using Orly @orly at See Management @seemanagement | Underwear: Commando @wearcommando #parsonsfashionmfa @parsonschoolofdesign @thenewschool #parsons #mfa #fashion #design #society #generation7 #graduate #runway #newyorkfashionweek . . We kind support of Uniqlo and Tomodachi Initiative @uniqlo @uniqlo_us @tomodachi_initiative @shelleyfoxofficial @joffofoffjoff . . #newyork #newyorkcity #newyorkfashionweek #newyorkfashion #newyorkfashionweek2018 #nyfw #nyfw2018 #runway #show #runwaymodel #runwayfashion #parsonsschoolofdesign #parsonsmfa

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Featured on Vogue Runway @voguerunway Images:@monicafeudi @indigital.tv . . . “Redefining the American currency by commodifying its value in an alchemistic system of dress.” . . Parsons MFA Fashion Design & Society @parsonsfashionmfa | 2018 Runway Show | Generation 7| Made possible by IMG | Public Relations: PR Consulting @prconsulting | Show Production: Shades Of Grey @shadesofgreyco | Music: Henri Scars Stuck @struckbymusic | Styling: Kate Sebbah @katesebbah for Streeters @streetersusa | Casting: Edward Kim at The Talent Group @thetalentgroup | Make-Up: Jenny Smith @jennyatwoodsmith for Nars @narsissist | Hair: Rodney Cutler for Cutler/Redken @cutlersalon | Manicure: Shirley Cheng @scotchtapeandrhinestones using Orly @orly at See Management @seemanagement | Underwear: Commando @wearcommando #parsonsfashionmfa @parsonschoolofdesign @thenewschool #parsons #mfa #fashion #design #society #generation7 #graduate #runway #newyorkfashionweek . . We kind support of Uniqlo and Tomodachi Initiative @uniqlo @uniqlo_us @tomodachi_initiative @shelleyfoxofficial @joffofoffjoff . . #newyork #newyorkcity #newyorkfashionweek #newyorkfashion #newyorkfashionweek2018 #nyfw #nyfw2018 #runway #show #runwaymodel #runwayfashion #parsonsschoolofdesign #parsonsmfa

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Me Acting Like I Have Unlimited Funds for New Clothes

It's ONLY one pair of shoes 👀💸👠

Posted by Harper's Bazaar on Thursday, September 13, 2018

[via PAPER magazine, main video screenshot via dazedfashion] http://www.designtaxi.com/news/401514/Jewelry-Designer-Debuts-His-First-Apparel-Collection-Literally-At-All-Costs/

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