About Aki

The Sleek Avenue is where editorial ideas come to life.

Malaysian-born, Auckland-based Aki Curtis believes that fashion photography and videography play important roles to amplify a designer’s idea and vision. She is passionate about translating fashion pieces into beautiful storytelling. Aki founded her brand in 2016 and has been since growing her fashion portfolio on top of her advertising agency art director career.


With over 10 years’ advertising agency experience between Singapore, New Zealand, Australia and Dubai, Aki has worked nearly every angle of advertising, specialising in the visual appeal of brands.

Aki started her advertising career in Singapore in 2009 with a focus on luxury advertising. This opened the doors to the opportunity to direct fashion campaigns for respected brands such as The Dubai Mall, Hilton, BMW and Shiseido. Nowadays, Aki spend most of her time producing video and photo content for clients.

During her free time, she shares her latest fashion discovery with her social media audience.



“This globetrotting Kiwi’s sense of style is so elaborate it hurts. Bringing high-end pieces and bold pairings to the forefront, Aki’s “more is more” philosophy has her follower’s heads spinning as her style and talent provoke nothing more than pure envy”, quoted Fashion Quarterly, leading New Zealand fashion magazine.


Fendi InstagramElle South Africa for MFW SS17Vogue Paris for MFW SS17
Fashionista for PFW SS18 • Harpers Bazaar Malaysia InStyle Germany

Need more information? Her interviews can be found: Farfetch • FashioNZMiss FQMosh Social Media

To work with Aki or for any enquiries, please contact hello@thesleekavenue.com