College for Creative Studies: Fashion Accessories Design


Aki Choklat

Chair of Fashion Accessories Design

MA, Royal College of Art

Aki Choklat brings a wealth of experience in both industry and education to lead CCS’s Fashion Accessories Design program.

He has held numerous positions with top-tier, international fashion labels, such as designing a capsule footwear collection for London-based menswear Diverso and consulted with numerous brands, such as Finnish footwear heritage brand Lahtiset. In addition, he directs his own London-based label of shoes, handbags and accessories, including the first bag collection to allow wireless communication between the bag and smartphones via a Near Field Communication microscopic tag. He helped establish and lead the footwear and accessories master program at Polimoda, Italy’s leading fashion school with Ferruccio Ferragamo at the helm, and has taught at the London College of Fashion and De Montfort University. Choklat is also a celebrated author of many design books, one of which - “Footwear Design” - is considered the authority on shoe design.