Take Five with Fredrika Akander

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Take Five with Fredrika Akander

8 JUN 2021

Interview with Frederika Akander

Recently, we collaborated with photographer, fashion content creator and founder of the #MenstruationWithDignity project, Fredrika Akander.

Shooting some of her favourite pieces from our new collection, Fredrika put her minimal styling spin on our cosy winter separates and outerwear.

We managed to catch Fredrika pre-lockdown to chat about her unique career journey, how she became a content creator and the secret to layered dressing for Melbourne weather.

 

Frederika Akander
Frederika Akander

 

Q: Tell us about your personal style? What are your wardrobe staples?   

A: I love minimal styling. My wardrobe staples for an Aussie winter are a good pair of jeans, black boots (preferably a little higher than ankle length as you can style them with both dresses and pants) and a few cosy, high quality knits.

I like to stick to my staple, everyday jewellery and I have a few favourite shoes and bags on rotation.

I am ALWAYS freezing so I like to keep a jacket nearby. I’m loving this year’s shackets. They’re not too bulky so they are easy to layer with.

 

Q: Being based in Melbourne, you must be an expert in layering. What are your tips to create the perfect layered look?

A:  I like to layer with similar shades and colours and switch up the texture. For example, teaming a creamy knit with a white shirt underneath, then layering over with a white patterned shacket. Different textures to give shape and depth but still in the same tonal palette.

Another good tip is to play with silhouette and go a little oversized with something more fitted underneath. There are just so many possibilities!

Frederika Akander
Frederika Akander

Q: Can you tell us about becoming a content producer and influencer? We can definitely see your passion for all things style and photography, what career path lead you here?

A: My career looks very different from how I imagined it. I did my masters in Political Economy so I always aimed to work in the public sector but life doesn't always happen the way you plan it. Through my social media journey as a yoga teacher which, started over 6 years ago it slowly developed into what it is today. One of my biggest passions is photography so I’m envisioning in the future I will position myself behind rather than in front of the camera.

 

Q: We are big fans of your signature minimal style and the way you incorporate classic pieces with trending styles. What trends are you loving for this season?  

A: Chunky boots are sticking around for another year which I love, as well as all the luxe ‘work from home’ loungewear popping up. I’m seeing more oversized coats and jackets, I love the ones at Forever New.

Frederika Akander
Frederika Akander

 

Q: For our final question, we’d love to hear about the best life lesson you’ve learnt throughout your journey?

A: Stop worrying what everyone else does. They're on their path, you're on yours - and don't take everything so personally! Not everyone is supposed to ‘get’ your vision, so find your people and uplift each other. 

 

SHOP FREDRIKA'S FAVE PIECES

Dawson High-Neck Midi Dress
Gianna Shearling Pouch Bag
Gia High-Rise Wide-Leg Jeans
Melanie Cropped Borg Jacket
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