Melbourne Retail Festival

Azulant Akora

Azulant Akora is an award winning fashion designer based in Perth, Australia. Her work has been described as futuristic and unique. In school Azulant excelled academically and her art won numerous awards, the first of which was the Dr. Sues anniversary art competition. Upon graduating Azulant was accepted at Murdoch University to study a Bachelor of Laws.

As a designer Azulant strives to create clothes that make the wearer feel confident, elegant and timeless.

Azulant Akora is recognized for her unique and contemporary use of fine Australian merino wool. Merino carries with it the Australian story and spirit, something that inspires Azulant with every collection.

The Azulant Akora signature brand was launched in 2014 at the Celebration of African Australians to widespread critical acclaim. Fashion design is in the young designer’s DNA, as Azulant learned to sew from her mother, Lesley who designed and crafted her own evening clothes.

While studying for her law degree at Edith Cowan University, Azulant continued to pursue her passion for fashion through private studies in fashion design. In 2013 Azulant made her debut on the Australian fashion scene, garnering a highly coveted award at The Australian Wool Fashion Awards.

The following year she again presented her designs at the event to positive reviews and received first place in the Formal Wear category, which was judged by a prestigious panel that included iconic Australian fashion designer Akira. Azulant’s classic red “Gabriella” gown, made entirely of fine Australian merino wool, earned her a spot at Melbourne Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week, closing the Live Rural Show.