Perception manifests reality. That was the guiding theme for our collaboration with Umbro. In the collection, clothing became the medium to discuss this concept. Each word and garment represents the duality between fear and love, control and trust, hate and compassion, greed and gratitude. The intention was to create a constant reminder of the choice we have in perception and the greater goal of a root transformation. We were inspired by looking deep into the human psyche and finding the root cause of how we manifest our realities in daily life. Through the collection, we seek to create wearable contemporary art that invites a dialogue between those who wear it and those who see it.
The lookbook was shot in downtown Manhattan, the collection is exclusively available on our Webstore.
Photos by: Atticus Radley
Models: Mike Eggleton and Meg Morelli
VISIT AKOMPLICE IN HIGHSNOBIETY SECTION AT CAPSULE VEGAS | FEB 12-14 | SANDS EXPO
We will be featured in the Highsnobiey UTR section at the Capsule Show in Las Vegas February 12th – 14th. Highsnobiety hand selected the few brands that will be showcasing their upcoming collections in this curated space. Akomplice will debut multiple themed capsule collections, while VSOP will be showing a new range that incorporates organic cotton, recycled polyester, and responsible manufacturing practices.
This garment was naturally dyed by hand in Paonia, Colorado. Natural plant dyes can be a beautiful and safe alternative to the now common synthetic dyes containing harmful carcinogens, heavy metals, and hormone disrupting chemicals. The negative human and environmental impacts of the trillion-dollar textile industry and synthetic dyes are astounding. Exploring natural dye color is an ancient art connecting the story of color to its origins and thereby, people to their environment. View the entire collection at on our webstore here.
100% NATURALLY DYED USING ROOTS, FLOWERS, & BARK
100% ORGANIC COTTON T-SHIRTS
HAND DYED BY CREATURE COLLECTIVE IN PAONIA, COLORADO
For our latest collaborative undertaking, we joined forces with Synchrodogs, a visceral and raw Ukrainian photography collective. Shot in Ukraine by Synchrodogs, the collab collection consists of long and short-sleeved tees, a zippo, skate deck and a baseball/vintage hat fusion. More than the lookbook, Synchrodogs shot the imagery adorned on the shirts, which was then chopped, manipulated and designed over by the Akomplice crew. The project marks a marriage between photography and graphic design through the medium of apparel. Together with Synchrodogs, we sought to bring dreamlike qualities to real-life environments.
More than a considered collection, we delivered another advance towards sustainability with this latest capsule. All black and white tees were made using USA grown organic cotton and were cut, sewn, printed and finished in the USA, which marks a major manufacturing feat.
The collection is available now at Akomplice retailers worldwide and will drop on the Akomplice Webstore Sunday, November 12th at 12:00pm EST.
See the entire lookbook by heading over to Hypebeast or Office Magazine
Models: Valerya Popova and Galya Gayvaniuk
Instagram: @Synchrodogs_official and@akomplice
Facebook: @Synchrodogs and @akomplice
Head over to Mass Appeal to read the interview.
“We have to shift as a culture, otherwise we could potentially go extinct”
Patrick Liberty of Akomplice (right) with Rick Klotz of Freshjive (left)
To bring our collaboration with FILA to life, we set out to showcase the natural beauty and palpable energy of the Rivera Maya coastline. Fusing classic FILA iconography with local Caribbean flavor, the resulting collection is equal parts sport and lifestyle. Shot on location in raw and bucolic Cenote Jardin Del Eden and neighboring Tulum, the region lent an enigmatic energy to the shoot. Photographed and modeled by denizens of Tulum, the lookbook not only captures the collection, it paints a picture of the local region and culture that make the area magic.
Continuing our commitment to sustainably sourced, environmentally conscious production, the collection incorporates USA grown and organic cotton across an array of short and long sleeved tees as well as hats and hoodies that bear both brand’s logos. The color palette, tropical design and tranquil vibe of the garments are unmistakably inspired by the Yucatan, extending to our flamingo alongside the FILA F. All styles are available now on the our Webstore in limited quantities.
View entire Lookbook here
Photos: Paul Rodriguez
Models: Nazarena Garcia, Irena Stanisic, Francisco Lopez