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CHLOE WISE EXHIBITION by ATIKA London

Hi, Hello! My names Bex and I am the Content and Marketing Manager for ATIKA.

Recently I went to the Chloe Wise exhibition at Almine Rech London. I wanted to not only talk about this amazing work but also touch upon Mental Health Awareness Week and how art plays a part in that for me.

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I have a fine art background as well as working in fashion marketing for the majority of my career. However, if my brain feels messy, I always take myself off to a calming space. For me that is always a gallery (the Saatchi Gallery has a major calming effect on me).

Taking an hour out to look at some incredible art and process it accordingly, somehow rejigs my brain space.

Not That We Don’t spoke to me on many levels. The intense emotion captured in all the eyes of the paintings, felt like a real connection. I could have been looking at a photo of my friends.

Sometimes when in the foggiest of head spaces, feeling a connection to something other than those emotions helps give them less power.

Not That We Don’t  by Chloe Wise is on at the Almine Rech London gallery until 18th May, definitely go and check it out before it’s gone!

“Almine Rech London is pleased to present the second exhibition of Chloe Wise with the gallery and her first in London.

In Not That We Don’t, Wise continues her exploration into portraiture, landing on the unspoken dynamics that maintain the individual’s participation amongst the group, allowing for their seemingly fluid existence in society.   Placed within a space of ambiguity, Wise’s subjects flirt with legibility; their gathering suggesting a familiar event such as a party, theatrical production, or a yearbook photo, only to deny the grounds for any such staged communion.”

Press Release from Almine Rech London

You Are More Than Your Day Job! by ATIKA London

You Are More Than Your Day Job.

MODEL @mariapearly

STYLING @misaayy @designsbymisemi

PHOTOGRAPHER @leannebebbi

VIDEOGRAPHER @areohzed

We decided to start our project ‘You’re more than your day job’ due to us working with so many talented and hard working people. We’re excited about launching this and introducing members of our team, their talents and side hustles.

We recently got together with our girl Missy to talk about her passion and her brand. We first met Missy when she started off here at ATIKA as a design intern with Mary in REMIX. We instantly loved her and shortly after, Missy ended up working with us as a part-time sales assistant whilst still focusing on her main project and side hustle MISEMI.

We asked Missy to rework a few pieces of our vintage and to incorporate her signature MISEMI designs. We’re very excited to announce that one of you will get the chance to win this tracksuit!! Just follow our socials on how to enter.

You can shop or get custom orders by MISEMI here >>>

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ATIKA Studio by ATIKA London

Introducing ATIKA Studio!

It's our new capsule collection of limited edition pieces. Made from reworked vintage garments and fabrics, each piece is unique.

All pieces are handmade in our Studio at 55-59 Hanbury Street. Now available in store.

Giacomo wears a ATIKA Studio reworked jacket with machine embroidery stitching and deconstructed denim patches. Originally a french workwear jacket.

Giacomo wears a ATIKA Studio reworked jacket with machine embroidery stitching and deconstructed denim patches. Originally a french workwear jacket.

Sneha wears ATIKA Studio Kimono Wrap Dress. Reworked from a mid century vintage Japanese Kimono.

Sneha wears ATIKA Studio Kimono Wrap Dress. Reworked from a mid century vintage Japanese Kimono.

Giacomo wears ATIKA Studio Rugby Shirt. Sneha wears ATIKA Studio Kimono Wrap Dress.

Giacomo wears ATIKA Studio Rugby Shirt. Sneha wears ATIKA Studio Kimono Wrap Dress.

Sneha wears ATIKA Studio Kimono Jacket & Kimono Wrap Skirt. Reworked from a mid century Japanese Kimono.

Sneha wears ATIKA Studio Kimono Jacket & Kimono Wrap Skirt. Reworked from a mid century Japanese Kimono.

Giacomo wears a ATIKA Studio Rugby Shirt made from 100% cotton and patched with vintage fabrics.

Giacomo wears a ATIKA Studio Rugby Shirt made from 100% cotton and patched with vintage fabrics.

Giacomo wears ATIKA Studio reworked denim shirt. Patched with vintage shirt cut offs.

Giacomo wears ATIKA Studio reworked denim shirt. Patched with vintage shirt cut offs.

Giacomo wears ATIKA Studio Military Jacket. Reworked from surplus military garments. Sneha wears ATIKA Studio Tie Back Sweater with vintage Kimono detail.

Giacomo wears ATIKA Studio Military Jacket. Reworked from surplus military garments. Sneha wears ATIKA Studio Tie Back Sweater with vintage Kimono detail.

Sneha wears ATIKA Studio Tie Back Sweater with vintage Kimono detail.

Sneha wears ATIKA Studio Tie Back Sweater with vintage Kimono detail.

JORJA SMITH AT SOMERSET HOUSE x ATIKA LONDON by ATIKA London

Words by Denisa Krasniqi (IG: @looksbydenisa)

Growing up I have always loved music. I've always felt as though music is a way for us to connect with our emotions and feelings without having to portray them through words. For instance Jorja Smith is one of the main artists who I feel I can connect with solemnly by the way she represents her feelings through her music. This I feel comes from her downtempo soulful voice which I completely love. 

Jorja Smith is a 21-year-old singer/songwriter from Walsall, West Midlands. She debuted her first single 'Blue Lights' at the beginning of 2016 (which went CRAZY on Soundcloud, loads of artists including Stormzy were praising her). Since then she has released various singles and has been involved in multiple amazing music projects. She released her first official EP, 'Project 11' near the end of 2016 and her debut album 'Lost & Found' June 8th, 2018. 

JORJA SMITH AT SOMERSET HOUSE (PHOTO: @ellingtonhammond)

JORJA SMITH AT SOMERSET HOUSE (PHOTO: @ellingtonhammond)

During Jorja's performance I was so mesmerised by the amount of love and energy shown throughout the show by herself and also everyone around her including her lovely friends who came down to perform with her. During Jorjas performance she brought out multiple different artists (who may I say carried out a super SICK performance). Stormzy, who joined in to perform their single 'Lay Me down', Maverick Sabre, who joined in to perform Jorjas song 'Carry Me home' in which he's featured in, and Loyle Carner who also created an amazing atmosphere on the night.

I have watched Jorja perform live multiple times and watching her audience grow extremely quickly has been immense. Being given the chance to watch Jorja perform at Somerset house was incredible. The atmosphere was insane and the loveliest thing about all of this was that although everyone was from different walks of life, we could all connect by the incredible music and amazing vocals of Jorja Smith. 

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THE CROWD AT SOMERSET HOUSE