About Akosha

Akosha’s first line of swimwear premiered at Miami Swim Week in 2019, and we’ve never looked back. We first captured the attention of industry tastemakers and consumers with our gravity defying, eye catching illusion cuts, never seen before in swimwear. We continue to set the standard for what’s possible in luxury swim and resort fashion, allowing us to build a strong consumer base that’s growing in popularity every day.

Designed in south Florida and manufactured by Advanced Apparel Los Angeles, Akosha is able to ensure we use the finest materials and best production practices.  

We release two unique capsule collections a year, which keeps us innovative and exotic in a crowded retail environment. Paired along with our signature brand, with bold, modern classics, we are consistently able to remain strong, yet flexible, like the best of Akosha’s swimwear.  The brand continues to grow by  transcending the trends and creating all new ones. 


A girl opens up a copy of Vogue, and her heart races. In a moment, a young Anna Newsome discovers that with a little fabric and the right cut and curve, a woman could be transformed. From then on, she never wanted to look like anyone else, even if that meant she had to design it and make it herself. Though she may not have known it yet, Akosha was born in that sewing closet, where in the frigid winters of Oklahoma, Anna was dreaming of next year’s swimsuit season and how she could design just the right piece to be the hottest girl at the pool.

Though it began as a hobby, creating jaw-dropping swimwear quickly turned into a passion and then a calling. Anna moved to Florida to soak in the energy and aesthetics of beach life, and began to design in earnest. Always going against what’s easy, she dropped out of design school to cut her own path. Soon, her unique use of material and never before seen illusion cuts caught the eyes of the industry and she was invited to participate in swimwear’s biggest event, Miami Swim Week. 

With an intense drive to break the mold of beauty and luxury, Anna has consistently been an innovator in the fashion space. She is both a visionary and a collaborator who relies on a diverse and expert team to create designs that are unexpected, yet delightfully wearable. Now that she’s moved on from Florida and settled back to her roots, she’s discovered that the confidence of barely there sexiness that comes from wearing Akosha isn’t just found in south beach — it’s a state of mind that has no borders or boundaries. From dreaming, to sketching, to hand sewing embellishments just before it heads out of the studio, Anna embodies Akosha’s fun, inspiring and creative spirit. 

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