Valeria Akl

Fashion Industry | Cultural and Political Analysis | PR | Trend Research

Nice to meet you! My name is Valeria, I am a Political Scientist with an MA in Fashion Cultures. With capabilities to understand and forecast social behaviour within the fashion industry and political arena. With skills in PR, Journalism, trend research, consulting and cultural analysis. Professional with effective communication skills (oral and written) and tri-lingual. πŸŽ™ I have a Podcast in Spanish called Poder Glamour & Gloria (Power Glamour & Glory), where the different connections of power are analyzed. These power connections mostly rely on daily things such as fashion, pop culture, politics and media. French-Colombian living in London SPECIALITIES: Political Analysis Cultural Analysis Consulting Strategic Communications PR Podcasting Trend Research Copywriting Content Creation UX Research Fashion Industry πŸ€“ If you want to reach out or collaborate you can DM me through LinkedIn or write to valeriaakl1@gmail.com

Previous Brands
FTI Consulting Strategic Communications
Kerry Taylor Auctions
Work Experience
Jun β€˜22 - Now
FTI Consulting Strategic Communications

In this position, I was responsible for conducting research, mapping relevant stakeholders and producing solution-driven content showing a clear understanding of clients' needs across several segments. In order to enhance client reputations in the press and within politics, I helped my team monitor news sources, tracked quantitative and qualitative data, and ensured standards were met.

Content Creator and Research Assistant
Feb β€˜21 - May β€˜22
Self employed

Created written content and managed projects for Vanessa Rosales, a prominent Latinx fashion writer, to produce content for her podcast and newsletter about fashion, politics and culture in a post-Me Too era. Responsible for conducting research and implementing email marketing campaigns to promote Vanessa's online courses in Latin American fashion. Here I interacted with an audience of 200 readers and helped secure on average 15 students per course.

Sustainability Intern
Jul β€˜20 - Sep β€˜20

Sustainability associate in the section of Sustainability evaluation and research. Project Co-owner for the development of substantial KPIs for the Materiality Assessment.

Feb β€˜20 - Mar β€˜20
Kerry Taylor Auctions

World’s leading auction house specialising in vintage fashion, fine antique costume and textiles. - Garment and object handling, steaming, labelling and organization. - Photography assistance. - Mannequin dressing, garment packaging and storage. see less

Spanish - Native
English - Native
French - Basic
Education & Training
London College of Fashion, University of the Arts London
β€˜19 - β€˜20
MA Fashion Cultures
Fashion Studies
Universidad de Los Andes
β€˜18 - β€˜18
Fashion Journalism
Fashion Journalism
Universidad de Los Andes
β€˜12 - β€˜18
Bachelor's degree
Political Science and Government
London, UK