On Jan 21, Bjork released her latest album titled Vulnicura on the iTunes Store. The album follows Biophilia, which was released nearly 4.5 years ago. Originally, Vulnicura was planned to hit stores in the form of a CD this March, but in the end, the iTunes version was pre-sold through the label One Little Indian Records.
For her album cover, Bjork is wearing a state-of-the-art headpiece designed by Maiko Takeda. While Takeda was studying millinery at the Royal College of Art in London, she created a collection of headpieces titled “Atmospheric Reentry” using sheets of OHP transparency film. The visionary and cutting-edge designs soon became a hit in Europe, catching the eyes of celebrities including Bjork. Takeda’s headpieces appeared as part of the stage costumes for Bjork’s 2013 live performances.
During her study of jewelry design at Central Saint Martins College of Art and Design, Takeda worked at Stephen Jones and graduated with top grades in her class. Upon graduation, she held several solo exhibits as a freelance designer. She then went on to study millinery at the Royal College of Art in London. Takeda currently handles accessories design at Issey Miyake and was recently nominated as a finalist for the International Talent Support (ITS) 2014 Fashion Competition.