Beckley Designer Melissa Richardson Akkaway
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The new designer says her spring collection will be double the size of fall and will include custom-made prints, denim, maxi dresses, long skirts and shift dresses, as well as—of course—her signature leather pieces, including shorts and a vest.
So how does Akkaway feel about the perception that LA’s fashion scene will never stack up to New York’s? “There are some really great, serious designers here,” she says, “but some people live in LA because they like this kind of lifestyle—it doesn’t mean they can’t be taken seriously in the fashion world.” With two boutiques, a new line and a serious style sense, Akkaway might as well be talking about herself.
photography by ulrica wihlborg
Fashion shoot: December 2013 issue of Los Angeles Confidential magazine.