90s Flow: Wale And Akomplice Bring Back A Winter Classic For The Streetwear Heads
Ski masks and overalls are back!
Press Release: For their latest collaborative creation, Akomplice has partnered with Grammy-nominated recording artist, Wale. Known for his creativity and personal style, especially in the arena of sneakers, Wale chose to collaborate with the creative contingent at Akomplice to create something more than a co-branded t-shirt. Unsatisfied with merely slapping their respective logos on a garment and pushing it out for production, Wale and Akomplice welcomed the challenge of taking on something unique and technically advanced. After donning a pair of ski overalls in Audio Push's "Quick Fast" music video, Wale wanted to fashion his own distinct pair, complete with a corresponding ski mask.
Featuring a blue, black and silver color schematic chosen by Wale to represent his Every Blue Moon imprint. The overalls feature AQUASEAL waterproof zippers, courtesy of YKK, as well as 3M reflective hits on the knees, ankles and calf. More than merely well designed technical garments, both the mask and overalls pay tribute to Wale’s Nigerian ancestry with a traditional Yoruba pattern emblazoned in 3M 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, the two produced a pair of innovative statements pieces for the street that also have the technical prowess for the outdoors. The project will release on the Akomplice Webstore Saturday the 26th at 2:06pm EST.
Photos: Blake Peterson
Creative Direction: Mike & Patrick Liberty