Resort Wear is always a fun purchase. Although Singapore gives us many choices, we sometimes search high and low for imaginative patterns, fun, resort colors and flattering cuts that drape well – in short, we seek the ultimate resort experience with a wardrobe to match! We have unearthed one such resort wear label that blends well with our vision for ‘style meets comfort’ in resort holidays – Akosee brings color, cuts and bold designs for our holiday wear experience! Here are some of their Spring-Summer 2019 picks that we love!
‘Folklore Be Real’ Spring/Summer 2019
‘Folklore Be Real’ has a whimsical yet tropical feel with bold prints and neon hand embroidery. Imagine Shakespeare’s ‘A Midsummers Night’s Dream’ within a jungle setting. Named after feminine mythical creatures such as Queen, Sprite, Nymph, Goddess, these pieces invoke contrasting elements of a delicate yet bold theme.
This newest line sees beautifully draped and cut summer dresses, skirts, jumpsuits, trousers and tops set in the company’s trademark silk cotton, as well as light viscose and cotton blends. Easy to wear kimono style cover-ups stay true to Akosee resort’s feel, however this Spring-Summer 19 collection has a more grown-up feminine feel. Asymmetrical dresses with waterfall hems, flattering bias-cut waistbands feature heavily throughout the collection. All pieces are designed to make up your ultimate summer capsule wardrobe.
Goddess Top in Pink Watercolour and Bondi Skirt in Pink Watercolour
This outfit is made with printed silk and cotton blend fabric and both pieces are fully lined with 100% cotton. These are natural breathable fabrics and perfect for warm weather. We printed the design especially for Akosee. Our Goddess Top has kimono-style sleeves and a bias-cut waistband to flatter everyone’s figure. The Bondi Skirt has a yoke that flatters and sits on the hips. This skirt also looks great with a white T-shirt.
Queen White Cotton Maxi dress with Motif Knit Waistband
The Queen Dress is the ultimate maxi dress for your vacation wardrobe. Super flattering with our stretch waistband and frill sleeves for a softer look. This maxi dress has a button up opening and front skirt split. Try yours with a few buttons undone for a laid-back style.
Here is another variation of this design:
SIREN WHITE FRILLS TOP paired with QUEEN WHITE TROUSERS
Queen Dress in Navy Blue with embroidered waistband
Another one of our favourite styles, the Queen dress is a maxi length with short frill sleeves and a button up front. It is striking with its soft navy blue viscose and shades of blue with neon orange red hand embroidery on the waistband. We hand drew out the embroidery designs and had them embroidered onto the bias-cut waistbands.
Here is another variation of this design:
THE NYMPH NAVY BLUE JUMPSUIT
We are a women’s summer and resort-wear label. Whilst we will be bringing out two collections this year it will still be very much summer and resort focused.
What makes Akosee stand apart from other brands?
“We have a studio in Singapore where we do all of the designing, pattern-making and sample-making before having larger orders made in Indonesia, India, Vietnam and China. The focus is on unique, limited edition pieces so that each piece feels special and you will not see similar items elsewhere. We have personally visited the factories that we use for manufacturing and have seen the working conditions. We endeavour to incorporate elements of upcycling into our next collection”
Is Singapore a challenging market to be in?
Singapore has a lot of other fashion options, but that is because there is a market for it. We offer something a bit different and it appeals to locals and the expat community. Luckily, shopping fairs, pop ups and markets are regular occurrences in Singapore.
About The Owner
Akosee was founded in 2015 but the business has been ramped up several notches since the end of 2016. The label was launched by Anna McBride, an Australian expat living in Singapore. She holds a Diploma in Fashion Design and Technology and creates all of the patterns for her brand Akosée. She also designs the garments personally, along with her great team.
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Falak Amaar Khan is a member of Team FUCHSIA, heading the Fashion section in her capacity as a fashion designer, stylist and choreographer. As a writer, Falak covers fashion, community and entertainment. This super busy mother of two is working towards supporting a cause through her work. She would also love to integrate more into the Singaporean community, and explore the island in a more realistic manner.
Her motto in life? GET ON WITH IT!