@ridesnowboards With this video we are proud to announce our forthcoming collaboration with Ride Snowboards. Our collaboration with Ride Snowboards delves deeper than a product offering and extends to a true partnership based on mutual admiration. We were both founded on reverence for the outdoors and our upcoming winter capsule collection was worn, tested and lived-in in the outdoors of Patagonia, Argentina. More than a wear-test trip, our journey to Patagonia was an assignment in exploration. Beginning in Brazil, Co-Founder Mike, with girlfriend Ana Beatriz Mayr in tow, set sail for Argentina to meet Ride Snowboard team member, Alex Sherman. Once united in Argentina, the three were joined by Columbian film maker Carlos Marciales who would document the crew’s every adventure. From scaling the Andes, to tucking up in cabins with a guitar and sipping the traditional mate tea, Carlos documented it all. Our collaborative capsule consists of everything needed for an adventure including a brand new model of Ride snowboard dubbed “The Helix,” as well as boots, bindings and an apparel collection. Product shots and a lookbook of the snowboard, boots, bindings, down coat, weather proof jacket, flannel, t-shirts and crews comprised within the collection will be released soon. For now, press play and prepare to be transported to the far reaches of Patagonia.
Fall 2014 Now Available
Akomplice’s Fall 2014 Collection is now available to the world. See our Stockist Section to find an AK dealer in your town or shop at the Akomplice Webstore.
We teamed up with Underground NYC for a series of photos that take you beneath the New York City streets. The shots feature our classic Liberty Pullover, the new White Floral Sleeved Hoodie from the Fall 2014 collection, and the THC Beanie, which cleverly has drug acronyms woven in an all-over fashion. Peep this NY photographer’s style, we suggest you check out his Instagram.To see all the photos from this shoot check after the jump.
What can we say… the George Crew is fire. #wale
Following up from last weeks vibrant and electric lookbook shot in the forest of Rothbury, MI, we have something for you all the way from the UK that is equally as trippy. This is our second collaborative lookbook of the season, this time with the dope UK magazine Wordplay. We are loving what they did with our Fall 2014 Collection. Peruse the photos after the jump. Be on the lookout for the hard copy, to release via Wordplay this month.
Here is a dope video that was shot in LA by the homie Yudai Maruyama, who also does a lot of the Akomplice film work. This song is well executed by Choose, who is featured in our 2013 Summer lookbook. Choosey is an artist on the long time Akomplice supporter Blu’s record label, New World Color. This video features Choosey rocking the Universe tee, Exile rocking the Akomplice Evolve Logo Spider Hoodie and the Confetti Button-Up and former team manager Catch Lungs rocking the exclusive Timeless Tie Dye tee.
This past June, we made it out to Electric Forest to shoot our Fall 2014 Lookbook. With each lookbook, we like to explore different sights, sounds, cultures, and communities.
There were four of us that traveled out from Colorado to attend the sold out festival. We had All-Access passes, our camping gear, and zero idea of what we were getting ourselves into. Set in scenic Rothbury, Michigan, and akin to a modern day Woodstock, Electric Forest was attended by festival goers from all over the world. This Summer festival stands out from the rest, mainly because of its astonishing integration of music, art and community. This year the big act was a set titled “The Ms. Lauryn Hill Incident,” which was an AMAZING performance by Lauryn Hill AND The String Cheese Incident. Overall, the musical stylings, interactive art installations and general air of merriment of the festival provided a unique atmosphere for our Fall Collection.
For this shoot, we kept model selection as organic and authentic as the festival itself, handpicking musicians, talent managers, stagehands, and Electric Forest ticket holders all on site. Featured artists in the lookbook include: Paper Diamond, Umphrey’s McGee’s bassist Ryan Stasik, Manic Focus, Lindsay Lowend, and members of Conspirator. If you’re interested, check out the 2014 lineup here, which offered up 90+ performers. We went to this festival not knowing what to expect, and we were pretty astonished at what we witnessed. During the 5 days that we were there, we became part of a community, a family. All walks of life came together with an overwhelming positive vibe to relax, camp, hang out in hammocks in the forest, and see amazing live performances by their favorite artists.
Our collaboration with Electric Forest extends beyond the making of the Lookbook. We will be dropping and Electric Forest x Akomplice co-branded T-shirt, that at this point was only available at the festival, on October 5th at 5pm PST on the Akomplice Webstore.
Our motto is “for the love.” and in documenting Electric Forest, it’s safe to say that it’s a shared motto. Look for the Akomplice Fall Collection available now at retailers worldwide and on our Webstore. Check out the rest of the photos of the festival after the jump.