Our friends at Afire Store in Taiwan recently put together an amazing Akomplice charity event. The party was packed full of Akomplice enthusiasts and had tons of surprises for the attendees. There were performances from a few of Taiwan’s hottest rappers, along with free beer and free giveaways from Afire and Akomplice. Throughout the night, money was gathered and donated to Sound Social Welfare Foundation, which is an organization created to give directly back to disabled people. We have to give a huge shout out to O-King along with the entire Afire staff and anybody else who came together to make this event happen. Checkout some pics to see how Taiwan parties and unifies to give back. See more of the event after the jump.
Announcing the new Creative Director for Akomplice, Kanye West. After his recent fallout with Nike, it was revealed to us that Kanye has been a long time fan of Akomplice and was looking to get us involved with his blooming company Donda. After many business meetings with Kanye, we’ve finally come to agreements to merge Akomplice with Donda and give Kanye creative control. You can expect to see a few changes in the near future.
- Yeezy Joins The Team
Akomplice’s photographer and marketing hand Sarah A has just landed in Paris. She’ll be spending the next 10 days exploring the boundless artistic inspiration Paris has to offer, and ultimately shooting our next lookbook. Photo’d below is a shot taken by Mike Akomplice, portraying the rarely seen view of classic Renaissance mixed with modern street art. Be on the lookout for our new photo catalog being shot in Paris now.
Akomplice Colombia shows 2 walks of life with their first look book, comprised of Akomplice garments ranging from Fall 14 to Holiday 14. The look book was photographed by Colombias’ own Juan Camilo Calle. The photos were taken in two contrasting environments, but both in the city of Medellin. One setting is a dark night club, the other a bright botanical garden. The look book includes highlights from our Michael Cina collaboration series, which we previously have only shown in product photos. From Pablo Escobar-ish figures to the beauties of Colombia, this look book shows a culture rarely looked into by the rest of the world. Product is available in Colombia and on our Webstore. Check out more some more photos of Akomplice x Colombia after the jump.
Grant Kwiecinski, better know as GRiZ, is a longstanding proponent of Akomplice, so it was only a matter of time before we teamed up. He came to us with the idea of fashioning a custom hooded varsity jacket, inspired by the Akomplice jacket he rocked religiously on tour. This collaboration was a true meeting of the minds. GRiZ weighed in on every detail of the jacket’s design, while we sourced materials and ensured all embroidery and appliqués were flawless. We both played the role of designer on this one, and our mutual output is a wool based, vegan sleeved varsity jacket complete with a zip-off hood. In addition to the jacket, the collaborative pack will include a USB dog tag that contains an unreleased track from GRiZ, as well as his full discography and some bonus Akomplice material. Check out the rest of the photos after the jump.
The varsity jacket + dog tag will release on our webstore March 15th with a subsequent release on GRiZ’s website March 17th. The pack is priced at $140 and will not see a second production. Check out the rest of the photos after the jump.