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Recently we were invited for a cozy dinner with friends to talk about/get to know the brand Akaso. We couldn’t help but being very excited: the minimalistic, sleek esthetique combined with an inspiring background story. So we couldn’t wait to tell you guys some more about it. 

 

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Akaso comes from the Italian ‘a caso’, which means ‘by coincidence’. Coincidence is an important factor on how Philippe Vertriest, founder of Akaso, started his brand. As a father of two Ethiopian born daughters he came across the book ‘Painted Bodies’ about African body painting art. That’s how he got to the idea of making a brand in which he could unite Belgian Akaso designers with the Kara tribe in Ethiopia.

 

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The people from the Kara tribe are known for their tribal, abstract body painting art. They paint on skin with the earth as a palette. Philippe organised workshops where six young male and female body painting artists from the Kara tribe could co-create with the two Belgian designers. Like the print on the sweater that Michelle is wearing was created by a little girl and is about friendship. The brand’s identity consists of a fusion between Africa’s oldest art forms and an urban contemporary spirit.

 

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For more info or to shop their collection, definitely check out the Akaso website

Lars is wearing: Hailu Gusho long sweatshirt

Michelle is wearing: Kara Hello Storm embroidered sweatshirt

 

 

 

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