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sliding doors by AKKO

Posted in Autumn/Winter 2011, Brisbane Designers by brisbane on February 22, 2011

Brisbane label AKKO has just released this sneak peak of its upcoming autumn/winter range ‘Sliding Doors’. Featuring striking silk blazers, dresses, bodysuits and pants in a blue, purple and neutral colour palette, we predict the collection will be a hit for the upcoming Brisbane winter. To get your hands on AKKO head into Denim Co at South Bank or The Tribune at Fortitude Valley. To see more images from the Sliding Doors collection visit the AKKO facebook page here.


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behind-the-scenes @ akko

Posted in Designers by brisbane on April 19, 2010

Up-and-coming Brisbane fashion designer Alexandra Ovijach invited us along to the  ‘In Soft Focus’ Spring/Summer 2010 shoot for her label – akko.  We were lucky enough to get a behind-the-scenes look of the range that uses soft fabrics combined with pastels and buttery nude hues, resulting in effortless chic pieces. Alexandra has played with shapes, contrasting textured fabrics and draping to give light and dimension to each piece. From super sharp blazers with shoulder detailing, to romantic ruffled dresses, the collection is contemporary dressing with timeless appeal.

You can get your hands on Akko’s current range at the South Bank Young Designer Markets. Stay tuned for details on when and where you can purchase the ‘In Soft Focus’ collection.

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MBFF showcases ‘Follow the Fashion’ Entrants

Posted in Follow the Fashion Competition, MBFF by brisbane on August 31, 2009

Follow the Fashion was a great way for local fashion designers to showcase their designs, and many of them took the next step and featured their pieces in MBFF last week. Our tip: get in fast to get your hands on your fave pieces from these amazing designers before they hit the big-time and sell out!


AKKO (one of the ‘final five’)

White Sands

White Sands (one of the ‘final five’). Stocked at David Jones, QueensPlaza, Queen Street Mall.

George Wu

George Wu

Kinin Handbags

Kinin Handbags

Mother Maria

Mother Maria. Stocked at Cheeks, Adelaide Street, City.

Neon Heartache

Neon Heartache


Talulah. Stocked at Bam & Juju, Wintergarden, Queen Street Mall.

Tia Carrigan

Tia Carrigan

Tom Gunn

Tom Gunn. Stocked at Jean Brown, Tattersall’s Arcade, Queen Street Mall.

Designer Finalist Profile: AKKO

Posted in Designers, Follow the Fashion Competition by brisbane on August 14, 2009

One of the ‘final five’ Follow the Fashion entrants is local label AKKO.

Designed by Alexandra Ovijach, who’s unique talent and modern vision has fuelled her rise as one of Brisbane’s next big fashion designers, the luxury designs have evoked critical acclaim and the spring/summer collection can be seen at this year’s Mercedes-Benz Fashion Festival Brisbane.

The AKKO style is characterised by sharp confidence and feminine and European touches, resulting in garments that express individuality and strength.



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The Final Five

Posted in Designers, Follow the Fashion Competition by brisbane on August 13, 2009

The Follow the Fashion ‘Final Five’ have been announced! AKKO, Blanc + Delta, Beserk Clothing, Ma’at and White Sands. Check them out at or in today’s City News (Brisbane).

The ‘Final Five’ will be judged by a panel of experts and then the winner will be announced at Mercedes-Benz Fashion Festival Brisbane – Fashion Snap Parade at the Queen Street Mall Stage on Friday 28 Aug. Head to the parade to be one of the first to find out who the winner is.

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The designers keep on coming

Posted in Designers, Follow the Fashion Competition by brisbane on July 3, 2009

Just a week in and we already have 18 designer entrants on Designers as far as Melbourne are joining in the race for their very own store … here’s some of them …




We (and the rest of Brisbane!) are very excited as one of the great designers that have entered will soon have a home at Australia’s busiest mall – Queen Street Mall! Good luck guys.

Stay tuned for more blog posts and designer profiles.

Love from ‘Fashion Follower’

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