Aydin Acik, known as ''The Fashion Man'' was born in Turkey. In Turkey, he graduated from the Social Academy where after he decided to complete his Master's degree in The Netherlands.

In 2012 he decided to exercise his passion besides his work and organize his first event, 'Miss Netherlands'. In 2014, 2015 and 2016 he organized Africa Fashion Week Amsterdam (AFWA), which turned out to be a big success.

2017 was the year in which the world's biggest fashion organisation, 'AFWEU' (Africa Fashion Week Europe & Asia Fashion Week Europe) was held in both Amsterdam and Istanbul. AFWEU is organized four times a year and provides a platform for designers to showcase their talent to the rest of the world.

Except these organizations, Aydin Acik has also been a honorable member of the jury of, for example; Miss India Holland, Mister International Netherlands, Miss East Africa, Miss Turkey, Miss Avantgarde, Miss Indian Beauty The Netherlands and Miss and Mr Sport&Fashion. The last 3 years he has won 5 awards which include: The Voice Achievers/image Maker Award 2014, Best Event Europe 2015, Dynamic Business Award 2016, Lifetime Achievement Award 2017 and last but not least, The European Business Awards- NATIONAL WINNER 2018.

Aydin Acik, "The Fashion Man" is Director, Owner and CEO of AFWEU and THE FASHION MAN COMPANY.

"Success is the result of your dream, passion, perfectionism, hard work, learning from your mistakes, positive thinking and perseverance."

The Fashion Man