The year is 2005, I’m 8 years old. I had just moved from Osaka, Japan, to Chongqing, China to Boston. Gripped by fear and anxiety, I was reluctant to embrace my heritage, hesitant to speak Mandarin in public, embarrassed by my "foreign" lunch.

I had a new aspiration: to be seen as “American” as possible. this thought steered me away from my roots that I once called ‘home’. In that struggle between two worlds, I learned the hard way - forsaking the very essence of my multi-cultural identity to fit in.

15 years later, AKKI® emerged. An immigrant child's dream - to create a multi-cultural, safe space for self-expression.

The brand DNA consists of three principals- Approach, Dialogue, and Silhouette. Every stitch, line, and detail, we weave the intricate tapestry of emotions — hope, resilience, and the courage to embrace one's heritage. We're here to celebrate AAPI representation & re-define East x West fashion for the next generation.



AKKI® is a luxury fashion brand founded in 2022 that merges multi-cultural artistry with timeless, bold, and empowering silhouettes.

The brand represents an immigrant’s dream - from Osaka, Japan to Chongqing, China to New York City. Encapsulating Japan’s “Wabi-Sabi'' philosophy, we combine Eastern art & textiles to reimagine thousands of years of innovation with a personal, tasteful touch.

AKKI® exemplifies the idea of fearless representation of your heritage by embracing your story. “It's bigger than us. It’s bigger than fashion. The most authentic way to push the culture forward is to share your why.”