About Aki

The Sleek Avenue is where editorial ideas come to life.

With over 10 years’ advertising agency experience between New Zealand, Australia, Singapore and Dubai, Aki Curtis has developed a trained eye in luxury art direction. Aki founded The Sleek Avenue in 2016 to grow her fashion portfolio and showcase her technical skills.


She started her advertising career in Singapore 2009 with a focus on retail art direction. This opened doors to direct advertising campaigns for respected brands such as The Dubai Mall, Hilton, BMW and Shiseido. Back to New Zealand in 2012, Aki worked for advertising agency TBWA for 5 years before started her own production agency named The Sleek Studio in 2020. These days, Aki puts focus on producing video and photo contents for clients.

During her free time, she shares her latest fashion discoveries 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 in 2018, leading New Zealand fashion magazine. No stranger to the fashion week scenes, Aki is a streetstyle inspiration to a few international publications.


Fendi Official InstagramElle South Africa for MFW SS17Vogue Paris for MFW SS17
Fashionista.com for PFW SS18 • Harpers Bazaar Malaysia InStyle magazine 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