Isysia & PUMA // An Artistic View On Fashion

By on Aug 28, 2014

AJANAKU invites upcoming artists to share their view on fashion. Not in words, but through their artistry. By incorporating a fashion product in their work, each item is approached as a piece of art. This time we asked the talented illustrator Isysia from Belgium to share her vision on the iconic shoe PUMA ‘States’. PUMA ‘States’, 1980 Back in the 80’s, the PUMA Suede became the IT shoe in the hip-hop scene on the streets of New York City. A timeless classic and an integral part of sneaker history, the style was embraced by many sub-cultures and called by many names: the ‘Suede’, the ‘Clyde’, and PUMA ‘Joints’ to name a few – but it was the UK scene that adopted this style and made it their own, aptly re-naming it the PUMA ‘States’, after its birthplace. Initially, the shoe was not sold in Britain and was hard to find: but the legendary status amongst the NYC...

Bacchus Winefestival Amsterdam // Monday Giveaway

By on Aug 25, 2014

Perhaps the best weekend to head to the woods for a walk, experience nature, have good food and do some wine tasting, will be with the Bacchus Wine Festival, when the Amsterdamse Bos will be turned into a musical haven with rich fine wines. Thanks to the collaboration with ten well-known wine traders from Amsterdam and its surroundings, more than 250 wines from all over the world can be tasted at this beautiful location on September 6, 7 and 8. Participating wine traders are: B.J. de Logie, Bolomey Wijnimport, Chabrol Wines, De Wijnschuur, Henri Bloem, Okhuysen, Sprezzatura, Vindict Wine, Vleck wijnen and Wijnkoperij de Hermitage. Various mobile kitchens will provide sensational food platters, that will go hand in hand with the different wines on offer. Together with good beverages must come a genuine festival spirit, so the organizers say. Therefore, live on stage will be an eclectic...

Herschel Supply & Clarks Originals

By on Aug 8, 2014

Herschel supply is the epitome of a creative voyager. With it continuously seeking opportunities to cross new borders, the backpack manufacturer makes sure to leave a novel mark on new territories. For this fall, Herschel Supply has come together with Clarks Originals to redesign the brand’s classic silhouettes the Desert Boot® and hiking inspired Vulco Guide Boot®. Renowned for their iconic designs, Clarks Originals represents a style that has stood the test of time, respected by generations past and present. Re-imagining the popular Desert Boot silhouette, the Herschel Supply and Clarks Originals partnership gives rise to a unique boot, tailor made to take the great outdoors or city in stride. A few weeks ago we saw the preview of Herschel’s boot, and attended the launch of its newspaper THE JOURNAL, which contains a curated collection of art and photography. At the event we met with...

Audi Summer Night At The Stedelijk Museum

By on Jul 3, 2014

Last week we were invited to the Audi Summer Night at Amsterdam’s famous museum the Stedelijk Museum. For a few years now, Audi has organized this exclusive night on the longest day of the year to celebrate the beginning of Summer and its strong relation with the modern art institution. The reception was on a special designed Audi terrace; under the marquise of the ‘bateau’ shaped museum, we were welcomed with a fresh cocktail, and there was a live jazz band to set the summer mood. Shortly after, visitors were escorted into the museum for a reading by the Dutch writer Joost Zwagerman, who spoke about the ‘enlightenment and influence of art’; different paintings were presented, numerous artists were described and various oeuvres were discussed, all to explain what happiness art can bring. With this teaching in mind and a floor map in hand, the galleries were opened for us to freely roam...


By on Jun 20, 2014

On Sunday the 22nd of June 2014, WDSTCK will open its new exhibition at the concept store SPRMRKT in Amsterdam, called ‘WDSTCK X SPRMRKT’. The collection is based on the Greek Mythology ‘The Lost Daughter of Icarus’: One day, a skilfull craftsman and artist called Daedalus, was on the run for the armies of King Minos. To flee from them, he created two pairs of wings; one for himself and one for his son Icarus. The wings were made out of wax and feathers. When flying, Icarus started getting too close to the sun which caused the wax on his wings to melt, and ultimately sent him plummeting towards his doom in the tumultuous seas below. Back on earth, Icarus had a daughter, who lived a solitary life. After her father’s death, she hid and locked herself in Daedalus’ cathedral – her fear of being devoured by the sun, just like her dad, made her fearful of leaving the...

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