She started a long journey in 2004, attending well recognized international fairs as well as participating at Mercedes Benz Fashion Week each season. Along with her collections, she continues to consult and design for other leading fashion brands aswell as for artists, television movies and commercials. Born in 1970, Cigdem Akın started her career as a designer in 1988 in VAKKO. One of Turkey’s leading fashion houses. While being there she designed and created many of the Vakko Couture Brands.However in 2004 she aimed to create more and therefore established her own brand “Cigdem Akın”, and was quickly recognized as a global design trademark.