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FEATURES
Fashion Designer Feature: Zerina Akers
Visionary, daring, and inspiring. Three words often overused and...
by Andrew Veloz • Nov 26, 2020
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FEATURES
Fashion Designer Feature: Zerina Akers
Visionary, daring, and inspiring. Three words often overused and hardly justified in their usage. And when applied to individuals, even rarer. However, when speaking...
by Andrew Veloz • Nov 26, 2020
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FEATURES
Bianca Saunders; The Fashion Designer (re)Exploring Male Identity.
Often experience is considered to be the best teacher one can have in life. But being able to use that experience and make a...
by Andrew Veloz • Nov 18, 2020
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INTERVIEWS
In Conversation with Furniture Designer Jomo Tariku
It is often said that home is where the heart is and for some, there is no better way to share one’s home than with the art...
by Andrew Veloz • Nov 13, 2020
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FEATURES
Artist Feature: Tschabalala Self
Race and bodies are married concepts that have endured complicated relationships at the hands of history. Often,...
by Andrew Veloz • Oct 29, 2020
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STYLE
How Fashion Trends Shape Our Diets As A Society
We are all familiar with fad diets, superfoods, and weight loss miracle trends as they are everywhere in our society. American culture is obsessed with body shape,...
by Sequoia Beaver • Oct 08, 2020
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FEATURES
Feature on Design Duo Rushemy Botter and Lisi Herrebrugh of Botter.
Versatility in design is a high valued but rare trait. After all, it takes countless practice to develop a single skill within...
by AKO • Oct 01, 2020
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NEWS
Self Care As A Billion Dollar Industry
Self-care is quite the worthwhile cause, benefitting ourselves so that we can be all over happier and healthier people. These last few months alone, I’m sure many...
by Sequoia Beaver • Oct 01, 2020
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STYLE
How Cultural Tradition Shapes Fashion Trends in Economically Developing Nations
Emergent nations often have a unique sense of culture and a rich history of food, fashion, and customs. Burma, or Myanmar, is widely considered the poorest nation in...
by Sequoia Beaver • Sep 24, 2020
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STYLE
Metrosexuality in Men’s Fashion
Metrosexual, a term coined by journalist Mark Simpson in 1994, examines the hybridity between the words heterosexual and metropolitan. It...
by Sequoia Beaver • Sep 17, 2020
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FEATURES
Feature on Textile Artist Diedrick Brackens
In a world as hectic as the present day, it is often challenging to obtain perspective and nuance when discussing...
by Andrew Veloz • Sep 09, 2020
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SUSTAINABILITY
Sustainability Report: Vegan Leather A.K.A Plastic Masquerading
As many call it now, Vegan Leather, AKA Plastic Masquerading or Pleather, was once just considered a cheap knock-off...
by Sequoia Beaver • Sep 02, 2020
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FEATURES
A Feature on Streetwear Fashion Designer Hiroki Nakamura
Looking unique is part of what makes styling and designing a fruitful yet challenging task. Part of the challenge is consciously balancing the artistic influences...
by AKO • Aug 27, 2020
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STYLE
A Brief Look at Indian Clothing’s Recent Influence on Western Fashion
In today's society, our everyday lives get to connect and experience glimpses of other countries without us taking much notice. After all, it is...
by Andrew Veloz • Aug 26, 2020
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PHOTOGRAPHY
Modern-Day Rosies! Re-Envisioning Women Empowerment in the Photography Industry.
As we mark world photography day this month, 19th of August, We celebrate far and wide the subtle tap on the camera, a...
by AKO • Aug 18, 2020
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SUSTAINABILITY
Ethical Fashion And How You Come In.
Fast fashion, an old generational trend with its consumer implications and unfortunate repercussions both environmentally and socially, has...
by Sequoia Beaver • Aug 06, 2020
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FEATURES
Feature on Stylist duo Wayman + Micah
Hailing from Miami Florida and Zanesville, ...
by Andrew Veloz • Jul 30, 2020
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SUSTAINABILITY
How to Thrift: a breakdown and guide on how to drip on a budget.
Thrifting is in a new era of immense popularity that is unlikely to die down anytime soon. It’s easy to see why-- not only does thrifting...
by Jessica Du • Jul 25, 2020
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PHOTOGRAPHY
Is the future of photography virtual?
Over the last few months, photographers have become more creative in adapting to the changing circumstances of a COVID-19 reality. As the need...
by Natalie Blair • Jul 10, 2020
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DESIGN
Creating while Black: an ingenious rebel against inequality, oppression, and classism.
Barely a month ago, demonstrations across the world were triggered in the repetitious protest of  the murder of yet...
by AKO • Jun 26, 2020
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NEWS
The first Monday in May, as we may not know it.
Due to the continuing COVID-19 pandemic, the historically biggest night of the fashion calendar also fell victim to the necessary lockdowns put...
by AKO • May 04, 2020
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SUSTAINABILITY
Spring cleaning and the minimalist movement in the wake of a pandemic.
While the New Year’s season is when many consider implementing improved practices for the remainder of the year, it isn’t...
by AKO • Apr 24, 2020
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STYLE
Isolation 2020: a new productivity frontier
The COVID-19 pandemic began with a few dozen instances halfway across the globe. Still, it slowly permeated into a global crisis fueled by the...
by AKO • Apr 16, 2020
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SUSTAINABILITY
Ideas on sustainability: sustainable fashion during a pandemic.
When the ball dropped at midnight three months ago, it ushered a monumental and - the most- anticipated decade without any foresight on the...
by AKO • Apr 03, 2020
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STYLE
Denim is Forever: A three minutes exploration into the history of Denim in America.
Jeans. An undeniable fashion staple and arguably one of the fashion essentials found in the closets of different spectrums of people in the-...
by AKO • Feb 27, 2020
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SUSTAINABILITY
Who Made My Clothes?
In April of 2013, Bangladesh experienced a catastrophic loss. The Rana Plaza building, also known as the Dhaka garment factory, collapsed due to...
by AKO • Feb 20, 2020
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Art
Street Art vs Gallery Art: Exploring the artistic process and the differences in the creative output- Part 1
You walk alone down a dark street, hood over your ears to block out the cold autumn night.  You keep...
by AKO • Oct 17, 2019
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DESIGN
A crash course on different types on gemstones you probably never heard of.
Jewelry and accessories are one of the most popular ways to instantly glam up your outfit, however the type of gem stone used for your jewelry is...
by AKO • Sep 11, 2019
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PHOTOGRAPHY
Contemporary vs Retro
Humans have always collectively adapted and evolved in different eras of technological and industrial changes. Lifestyle, design, fashion, and...
by AKO • Aug 29, 2019
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STYLE
Genderless fashion. Next new thing? or always been a thing?
The struggle to break the typical stereotypes that define and cage the two genders separately when it comes to Fashion has been on for some time...
by AKO • Aug 16, 2019
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Art
Is good art subjective? Or is it based on the connoisseur hype?
Art, a silent medium to express one's thoughts, emotions, ideas, and a unique perspective of life, is a genuine desire to discover and admire the...
by AKO • Aug 08, 2019
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DESIGN
Instagram and the birth(death) of originality
Instagram, a perfect tool for expression- lifestyle, fashion, food, art, personal, style, products, etc. we often find ourselves getting caught...
by AKO • Jul 25, 2019
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SUSTAINABILITY
Sustainability and the modern customer. How customers are now saying NO to fast Fashion, and how to join the change this summer! (part 1)
As the global fashion industry heads towards a period of century-long changes, the wheels are finally changing, and customers realize their power...
by AKO • Jul 11, 2019
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Akommended
A note to freelancers
“Knock off the middle man”    “Buy my work directly”     “I can’t have platforms...
by AKO • May 09, 2019
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SUSTAINABILITY
Sustainability, and Ako as an actionable medium
The Earth is indeed affected by our passion for looking and feeling good, and while there are campaigns around the world advocating for more sustainable fashion and...
by AKO • May 02, 2019
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Update
Started my profile, now what?
A freelancer profile on Ako allows clients, old or new find you, but it is also partly your job to make it happen. Getting the...
by AKO • Mar 29, 2019
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Update
Client Side, Now Live!
Client Homepage is Now Live! Yes, that's right. We finally unrolled the client...
by AKO • Mar 14, 2019
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Update
Ako. What is it?
  A fashion and lifestyle community marketplace, for you to connect with service providers(freelancers, agencies, businesses, etc.) offering fashion and lifestyle...
by AKO • Mar 05, 2019
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Ako, Now on Web
Over the course of nearly 9 months, we called, video-chatted, surveyed, and met with all spectrum of freelancers (most within our community), all around the country,...
by AKO • Jan 10, 2019
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Update
Pause, Reflect, Refresh.
Pause, reflect, refresh, the basis of our next line of actions for the community, was very crucial in creating what would be the...
by AKO • Jan 09, 2019
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