Sisko Akt is a concept created by two sisters, Andrea and Dominique, that unites their love for fashion and design in two very different styles. This exotic fusion of Chilean and Finnish heritage give an insight into what fashion means for them and feature upcoming trends, as well as style tips and ideas!
Whether you’re more urban and laid back like Andrea, or feminine and young classic like Dominique, we are sure you will find something you love and can relate to!
Sisko Akt was created by sisters Andrea and Dominique Forsström, currently based in Marbella. Both have been working many years in the fashion industry as models for important brands, national and internationally.
This artistic influence comes from a creative background, their mother being a professional ballroom teacher and ballroom dancewear designer, and their father having had his successful classic car restoration company in Scandinavia, as well as the president of the Finnish Jaguar Club.
INTERVIEW FOR SOCIETY MAGAZINE JULY 2015
Where did the name Sisko Akt come from?
In order to fully understand what Sisko Akt is, we have to tell you a little bit about our past. Sisko means Sister in Finnish, because we were born and raised in Finland. Akt comes from Act, because our upbringing was later in England.
In our life together as sisters, we have always “played” with different languages in games, secret codes, joking around and even in our silly teenage arguments! It was a game to us, as some words are funnier, shorter, easier, or more significant in one language than another, whichever one came first to us. Now that we had to label ourselves with a name, we did it mixing two languages that have been a big part of our lives.
One day while on vacation, disconnecting from our usual hectic studying and working timetables, we noticed that combining our different styles and personalities into our Instagram account (@siskoakt) and web page (www.siskoakt.com), we had something unique and interesting to present to the world. Doing things together is much more fun and rewarding than doing it alone!
What is the meaning of fashion for you?
Fashion has absorbed world history and as a result, reflected different trends throughout time. Prosperous economies, world wars, economic recession, dictatorship regimes, freedom of expression… All of these social, political and cultural changes have marked us deeply. So fashion is more than purchasing brands. It is a human form of expression. Fashion expresses the culture that we were born into, and the changes we have gone through and are constantly going through in our lives.
What inspires your styles?
Inspiration can come from so many different places. The change of colors of the seasons, a song on the radio that lifts your soul, a flower that catches your eye while on your way walking to your home, a perfume that brings back childhood memories, or a person who touched you with their energy and inspiration.
What do you like the most about your sister’s style?
Dominique: Andrea is not afraid to mix crazy trends. Her style is very urban and effortless, and her taste in clothes is undeniable. One day, I remember running out the house, she put together an amazing outfit in a minute! I was amazed at how inspiration is so funny… It can come in a moment of stress and rush! A lot of people complemented her look that day, and I couldn’t help but chuckle, as I was the only one who knew that she was wearing her PJ’s!
Andrea: I would describe Dominique´s style as feminine and young classic, always looking tip top from head to toe. She always hits the right look for each occasion! She can achieve an amazing elegant look by only wearing a simple white crispy shirt with a pair of jeans, no jewelry, no accessories at all, being her only accessory her long straight impeccable hair. Less is more……she confirms!
What would you tell people who are trying to find their own style?
Don’t be afraid to experiment. There will always be trends you like more or less. As long as you know what kinds of clothing pieces flatter you best, you’ll be able to play with different styles and have fun! Stay true to yourself and what you feel confident in, and always dare to add a special accessory or try out something different!
Why is taking care of what you wear important?
Taking care of yourself affects your mood. When you dress up, it instantly affects your mood, energy and motivation, no matter how you were feeling before!
If you feel and present your best self to the world everyday, life will give back to you new opportunities, a better mood and a better energy overall!