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DENHAM X LONDON CLOTH COLLUSION

By on Sep 3, 2014

Each season Denham celebrates the attitude of pure indigo in a special collection-within-the-collection. The flagship of the Indigo dye stuff group for this season is the new Cromwell crombie coat! Part of Denham’s seasonal tradition of collaborative “Collusions”, the Cromwell’s unique combination of shetland wool and cotton yarns have been dyed in glorious indigo. The blend yarn is woven on vintage looms by Daniel Harris at his London Cloth mill in the heart of East London, creating a one-of-a-kind crombie...

Google Project Wing

By on Sep 2, 2014

From Google X comes Project Wing, an autonomous drone delivery service that recently went through some testing in Queensland, Australia. The project has been in the works for nearly two years, with self-flying vehicles now ready to complete specific delivery tasks. During the test flights in Australia, they were able to deliver a first aid kit, candy bars, dog treats, and other small goods to farmers to the other side of town. Google X is in the process of exploring different methods to develop the technology to make a safe and efficient delivery system a real possibility. Though even with two years invested, it could be a few more until the technology can be used as a public...

Finding Fela, the story of Fela Anikulapo Kuti’s life

By on Sep 2, 2014

Finding Fela tells the story of Fela Anikulapo Kuti’s life, his music, his social and political importance. He created a new musical movement, Afrobeat, using that forum to express his revolutionary political opinions against the dictatorial Nigerian government of the 1970s and 1980s. His influence helped bring a change towards democracy in Nigeria and promoted Pan Africanist politics to the world. The power and potency of Fela’s message is completely current today and is expressed in the political movements of oppressed people, embracing Fela’s music and message in their struggle for freedom. Finding Fela was directed by the Academy Award winning director, Alex...

Suitsupply Autumn/Winter 2014 Advertising Campaign

By on Sep 1, 2014

Suitsupply kicks off the Fall/Winter 2014 season with a new campaign celebrating individuality. Portraying a sharply dressed individual juxtaposed against backdrops of all kinds of beautiful uniformity, it is a depiction of Suitsupply’s manifesto ‘don’t fit in, but get your own perfect fit’. The quintessence of the radical, the Fall/Winter 2014 collection breaks away from norms and conventions. “We’ve taken cues from the rebels, loners and outcasts of style & history to create a collection that’s distinctive and nonconformist.” says CEO & founder Fokke de Jong. The result is an experimental narrative of bold and exceptional personality. Through the lens of classic Italian tailoring, the collection is infused with contemporary trimmings. The emphasis is on luxurious fabrics defined by exquisite craftsmanship – such as cashmere and baby alpaca blends – and a color palette that...

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...

MTV VMAs 2014 Playlist

By on Aug 27, 2014

Last Sunday saw the 2014 edition of the VMAs. Like every year, there are certainly talking points, like the amount of ‘Booty’ shaking going on, Taylor Swift trying to dance, Miley trying to good in this world, and this time not twerking, allof us wanting a Blue Ivy in our lives, and a few awards here and there. If for you it was about the music, then turn your speakers up and enjoy the MTV VMAs 2014 Spotify Playlist below!

Top 7 Iconic Watches

By on Aug 25, 2014

Every Gentleman should invest in a iconic timepiece. I am still in the process of working my way to owning one. To me it’s more than just a watch, it’s a piece of me that I can pass on to the next generation. So to help you on your way, you can find my Top 7 iconic watches, starting from top left:   Cartier Santos 100 (cartier.com; $9,550) Tag Heuer Carrera Calibre 1887 (tagheuer.com; $6,300) Rolex Oyster Perpetual Explorer II (rolex.com; $8,100) Jaeger-LeCoultre Grande Reverso Ultra Thin Duoface (jaeger-lecoultre.com; $19,400) Tudor Heritage Chrono Blue (tudorwatch.com; $4,425) Omega Speedmaster Moonwatch Professional (omega.com;...

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...

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