Over the past 13 years being a professional designer, Hakan Akkaya had left Bilkent University Architecture Department on the second year and took Fashion Design training in İstasyon Art Academy. He had been department manager in the leading companies of the sector such as Boyner Holding, Altınyıldız and Sarar. As well as preparing custom made designs for both men and women with the brand HAKAN AKKAYA, he is also designing pret-a-porter products.
Hakan Akkaya; being the moderator and jury of the "Bugün Ne Giysem" program for the 3rd season this year on Show TV, he also was the only designer who attended to Who's Next Paris and Bread&Butter Berlin Fair with his men collection in 2012. He had attracted great interest with his fashion shows on October 13th, 2012 men collection called "men in black" in İstanbul Fashion Week and then on March 15th, 2013 again "men in black" theme men and women collection in Mercedes Benz Fashion Week İstanbul.
He recieved the Designer of the Year award from various universities and institutions in 2012. Besides, the program "Bugün Ne Giysem", that he is the jury of, was awarded as the most successful competition program several times.