Çiğdem Akın was born in Istanbul in 1970. She had an interest in fashion when she was a middle school student. She has worked as a designer for 24 years. After designing for Vakko for 16 years, she established her brand “Cigdem Akin” in 2004. She synthesizes fashion from east and west in her collection. Her collections are launched all around the world, mainly in the US, European countries, and the Middle East. Akın has two stores in Galata and Nisantaşı, Istanbul. Since 2006, the brand has participated in Paris Who’s Next Pret a Porter Fair. In 2009, she presented her collection at the New York Manhattan fashion show. She has participated in the Collection Premiere Istanbul Fairs since 2010; and in Istanbul Fashion Week since 2011.
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