Born in a small town in Finland Aki Choklat grew up
with dreams of becoming the next fashion design icon. Aki’s journey
into footwear was not easy and took hardwork, commitment and an
endless pursuit to fulfill his passion. Now a seasoned designer and
entrepreneur Aki has started and sold his own brands as well as
collaborated and consulted for others around the world. Today,
Aki is the Chair of the Fashion Accessories Design Department at
the College for Creative Studies in Detroit, MI. A school mostly
recognized for its automotive design department, CCS has gone
through a transformation and has really embraced footwear and
fashion. Join me on this episode of the Kicks Factory podcast to
experience Aki’s journey from a small town to the motor city.
About the Podcast
Hosted by Omar Bailey, Design Entrepreneur Explore the footwear creation process through the eyes of designers, “shoe”preneurs and innovators who share with the audience what that experience is like -- seeing an idea go from conception to inception.