Porn star Asa Akira walks the runway at NYFW

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Namilia during New York Fashion Week
Namilia during New York Fashion Week.WireImage

What was under Asa Akira's kimono while walking the runway of New York Fashion Week?

"Only my body: a lot of silicone!" Joked the adult film actress, director and ambassador of the PornHub brand, who broke into the runway of the Berlin-based brand Namilia in a black suit shaped like the Traditional Japanese garment.

Well, it may not be so traditional: Asa's abbreviated tunic sleeves were stamped with the words "C-K WRECKER", and were combined with black chaps with strips.

Akira would surely agree with the X-rating description, as he starred in more than 500 adult films and made history in 2013 as the second Asian person to win the AVN Female Performer of the Year award. And despite her hardcore career, I was excited to walk on the main NYFW program.

But Namilia is not her grandmother's luxury designer label: it is a positive brand for sex dedicated to empowering women while challenging stereotypes. Designers Nan Li and Emilia Pfohl presented their first collection, "My Pussy, My Choice", in 2015. Soon, celebrities such as Jennifer Lopez, Alicia Keys and Cardi B were shaking their daring pieces, and Paris Hilton walked the runway in lingerie for brand in 2018.

For their last line, "Herotica," the couple partnered with PornHub and reserved a completely Asian cast that included porn actresses Akira, Jade Kush and Marica Hase.

According to a press release, Herotica is destined to reverse female objectification in a world dominated by men. "This season, it's about recontextualizing things – pornography and fashion – what is low culture and what is high culture," said Li, who worked in the past for the Yeezy brand of Kanye West. "We are making a totally Asian cast because I feel that in sex and pornography the Asian culture is very stereotyped, more than other cultures," added the creative, whose Chinese parents raised him in Germany.

The bold outfits sent widespread Asian clichés. A classic brocade cheongsam became an attractive take-out box. A dragon sconce was curled on the leg of the bright PVC pants.

"Namilia's message completely aligns with PornHub's message and my personal message, which is that women can fuck and we are sexual beings," Akira told The Post in the backstage, while a stylist was fixing her hair. "It bothers me when people assume that sex is something that women do for men or give to men."

One's mother declared that her black attire was "amazing."

"Honestly, it's quite ironic because I think I'm in one of the most dressed glances of the show!"