WElcome to the akira amani brand
Akira Amani received a BA honers in Design Communication from Chelsea University of arts London and later went on to study Art Psychotherapy at Goldsmiths. After working as a designer and illustrator for companies including Alberto V05, Nokia, fashion magazine Asiana and Universal Pictures, Akira went on to exhibit her own personal artwork she created whilst overcoming adversities. It was here that Akira recognised the true psychological impact design has on the way we feel and think. As a customer remarked “I wish I could carry that canvas (image above) around with me everywhere as I feel incredibly empowered by it”. This sparked the thought of turning her artwork into wearable pieces so that people could feel good everyday.
After the first showcase of Akira's wearable art, the Akira Amani brand was instantly picked up by Not On The High Street, Shopcade and was promoted at London Fashion Week Feb 2014 as well as with We make London at Camden Lock. She was also invited to work with hollywood film company Legendary to help design jewellery and various fashion products for the release of the film Crimson Peak in Oct 2015.
Alongside running this label, Akira is currently studying for a PGCE at Goldsmiths so that she can develop an effective training programme through her business. Here young people will gain valuable work experience with Akira's label whilst they learn new skills, build self esteem and explore how they can set up their own labels.
As the jewellery side of the business flourishes, new products are currently being developed which include fashion and homeware.
If you'd like to know more or be part of this exciting movement, please do get in touch!
Wearable art for the fearless
Each piece has a meaning, designed to celebrate all that is glorious about you.