We came together with South Of France through a mutual admiration for creation. We are both independently owned and operated and we are both from Colorado, so the collab happened naturally. Jeff Cormack, one of the SOF members, became a homie when he modeled for our Summer 2014 Lookbook, “Marijuana for the Future.” Jeff also worked at one of our favorite Colorado retailers, Installation, so he knew our world well. This collaboration came to fruition when Jeff previewed us his “Washed Out” single and said we should do a collab. Together we drew inspiration for the duffel bag from the custom one of one Louis Vuitton luggage set featured in Wes Anderson’s “The Darjeeling Limited.” The capsule includes a duffel bag, field notebook, and the coup de grace, a custom white 45 record featuring the band’s single “Washed Out” on the B side, and “Civilization” on the A side. This will drop at 11 pm EST on our webstore. The songs are also available on iTunes for digital purchase. and on Spotify for streaming via Jeff’s label, Play + Record. To see all the product photos check after the jump. Photos by Jonny Marlow.
Dropping January 11th on the Akomplice Webstore
The video about collaboration…
This video documents our recent visit to Wale’s home in the Hollywood Hills. In the video we chop it up about collaboration, art, and life. Good connect to with Wale on the project, and super dope to see him open for President Obama’s State of the Union Address just last week. Push play to learn more about the project.
The Akomplice team has always had an interest in choosing interesting accessories to create. For this Winter’s offering we keep you warm with an array of choices, including Winter brimmed and knit hats, our bic Base lighter, two socks, the Beak herb grinder, the Benson Knife, the above shown VSOP Trench lighter, and our trademark Mono-Fold Wallet. Check everything at our online store here.
Happy Holidays ! We’re proud to announce our latest collaborative creation with sneaker connoisseur and Grammy-nominated recording artist, Wale. Together we created a pair of innovative technical overalls and a ski mask. The project was vibrant with energy and manifested through full bodied creative sessions. The pants were designed in the 24 hours before Wale left for a trip to Paris to meet and record with Kanye. Elevate the possibilities. Wale chose to collaborate with us to create something more than a co-branded t-shirt. Unsatisfied with merely slapping our respective logos on a garment and pushing it out for production, we welcomed the challenge of taking on something unique and technically advanced.
The overalls feature a blue, black, and silver color schematic chosen by Wale to represent his Every Blue Moon imprint. The pants tout AQUASEAL waterproof zippers, courtesy of YKK, as well as 3M reflective hits on the knees, ankles, shoulder straps, and calf. During the design process we decided to pay tribute to Wale’s Nigerian ancestry by using a traditional Yoruba pattern on the overall’s straps and across the mask. Like Wale, Akomplice is a proponent of individuality in the arena of fashion. With this collaboration, we stepped out of traditional apparel and produced a pair of innovative statements pieces with the technical prowess for the outdoors. The project will release on the Akomplice Webstore Saturday the 26th at 2:06pm EST.
See more photos here.
– 3 ply Fabric Construction
- Fully Sealed Seams for Waterproof Protection
- Durable Water Repellent Treatment (DWR)
- Seat and Knee Reinforcements
- Adjustable Suspenders
- Adjustable Waist
- Adjustable Leg Openings
- Reflective Printing
Photos: Blake Peterson
Creative Direction: Mike & Patrick Liberty