Akomplice’s roots in Brazil run deep. Our latest philanthropic effort stems from our satellite office in South Brazil and is a testament to our investment in youth culture. For the impending capsule collection, we have partnered with Original Kids on a two piece collaborative t-shirt series. The capsule collection is our latest installment in a long lineage of philanthropy. Rather than follow the typical charity structure, however, we brought the beneficiaries, in this case foster children in South Brazil, into the creative framework. The children were presented with a pair of images and encouraged to add their own artistic interpretation through the medium of paint. The freshly reinterpreted images were then scanned, printed and emblazoned on a pair of truly unique t-shirts and crew necks. In addition to fostering creativity, we are going to donate 50% of the profits garnered from the capsule collection to same foster care children that were tapped to collaborate. While we maintain a stronghold in hip-hop culture through our work with Raekwon, J Dilla, and Joey Bada$$, it’s our unwavering commitment to philanthropy that sets us apart within the industry. This not the first time we have chosen to give back, and it will not be the last. Look for the capsule collection to be available worldwide at Akomplice retailers, and hit our webstore Saturday, April 26th at 2:26PM EST.
Fall 2013 Now Available
Akomplice’s Fall 2013 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.
The Akomplice Spring 2 Collection is inspired by some of the World’s most magical plants and depicts the journey from growth to experimental after affects. The collection’s chronology is depicted across an array of t-shirts, button downs, tank-tops and hats fit for celebrating the spring season. Staying true to contentious subject matter, the collection’s inspiration draws from our Colorado roots where Marijuana has been recently legalized. From Poppy plants emblazoned across t-shirts to mushroom-clad socks, we begin the Spring 2 Collection by showcasing magic plants as they live in nature, but that’s only half the story. The second half of the collection deposits you thick into the affects of these natural phenomena. Free-flowing, cloud-like, omni-color prints seize your senses as they canvas sleeves, elbow patches, bucket hats and tank tops. The magic plants represented in the first half of the collection manifest as the images being depicted in the second half of the collection, portraying an entire process. The collection is available on our webstore (www.webstore.akomplice-clothing.com) and worldwide now. See the collection here:
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.
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.