Stanley Kubrick Exhibition
ATIKA Studio AW19 x Drop 1/2
We recently visited the Stanley Kubrick exhibition at the Design Museum.
You will definitely be familiar with Kubrick’s work. From creating The Shining, Eyes Wide Shut, A Clockwork Orange, 2001: A Space Odyssey and more, the exhibition itself shows the many small details that go into film making that you would never be aware of, to the bigger and more technical side of creating films.
ATIKA x BABYGIRL WORKSHOP
ATIKA Studio is our capsule collection of limited edition pieces, reworked vintage garments and fabrics. All pieces are handmade in our Studio at 55 - 59 Hanbury Street and are now available in store.
ATIKA: Easy Playlist
As part of our “You Are More Than Your Day Job” series, our eCommerce and Marketing Manager // Founder of @babygirl.studio Bex, will be hosting a painting workshop with our vintage!!! You’ll get to choose between one of our hand picked denim jackets, jeans or skirts and will be shown how to create your design, the paint layers and top coat process. Once done, you will have created your very own bespoke hand painted piece, teaching you a new skill! The workshop will be open to all skill levels and all equipment will be supplied by us.
You Are More Than Your Day Job x Babygirl
A mix of easy going R&B, Hip-Hop, Electronic and Neo-Soul to get you through the last of the summer days.
Pride Month x Store Manager Jordan Talks Queer Designers
It’s our second part in our series of “You’re more than your day job.” We started this project due to us working with so many talented and hard working people. We’re excited about introducing members of our team, their talents and side hustles.
Next up is Bex! She’s our eCommerce and Marketing Manger here in store. Bex is also the founder of Babygirl Studio, a bespoke hand-painted clothing brand that we have here at ATIKA. Babygirl was founded in 2017 after an influencer asked Bex to make a hand-painted vintage jacket for her for London Fashion Week. The rest is history!
ATIKA Pride Playlist
When I was younger, being a boy and being into fashion caused people to immediately label you as gay (for me, it was obviously true), but it would always be said as a negative. But guess what, times have changed!
Whilst there were openly queer designers of the past such as Thierry Mugler, Gianni Versace and Hubert De Givenchy, the uprising in explicit, unapologetic and innovative queer designers has risen to amazing new heights.
JENNY HOLZER x Tate Modern
I created a Pride playlist for ATIKA with the intention to embody what pride is - complete inclusivity, rebellion and fun!
I couldn’t help but make something which is 7 hours and 34 minutes long (and counting.) Mainly because of the breadth of artistry that people of the LGBTQ+ community and our allies have made. There’s everything on there, you’ve got your classic Kylie bangers as well as more underground emerging artists such as Le1f and Angel-Ho.
London Pride x AKT Charity x Words By Our Store Manager: Jordan Bromley
Let’s take a minute to talk about Jenny Holzer...
Whether you are familiar with her name or not, you will most likely have come across some of her work. Especially her neons!
Currently a fixture in the ARTIST ROOMS at TATE MODERN until 7th July. So if you haven’t already been, you better go before the exhibition comes to an end.
With her feminist approach to important messages, the work is powerful and visually pleasing in one fell swoop.
ATIKA Commercial Manager Talks Football Shirts
Pride is here and this year we’re doing something extra special to celebrate an amazing cause. We’re partnering with akt charity, a charity that focuses on LGBTQ+ youth on a national level. For the month of July (London pride is on the 6th of July) we at ATIKA, are going to be home to a rail of merchandise straight from akt. We will be selling their tees and totes and are super excited to be working with a charity that is doing something so important.
REMIX by ATIKA: Customer Fits
I like football shirts because they are techy, fun and exotic.
Nike, Adidas, New Balance, Kappa, Puma. Since the 1980’s football shirts (kit, jersey) have been at the vanguard of sports product design. Fast drying fabrics, materials that you can’t grab a hold of or that stretch and snap back (Italian defenders take note,) cooling features. It's techwear, isn’t it?
Festival Season: A Guide
REMIX by ATIKA are a brand based in East London focused on giving new life to vintage garments. Many vintage items become worn over time, sometimes leaving it unwearable. We take these items to create something more current and on trend which can be worn today.
As a brand, we appreciate customer feedback and engagement which is why we are interactive on all of our social media accounts and have decided to focus on you, the customer. Below we take a look back at some of your favourite pieces and discussing their creation.
NEW Concession: MISEMI
It’s festival season and here at ATIKA we wanted to give you some outfit inspiration; throughout the years, fashion has always been at the centre of festivals. Whether you want to dress head-to-toe in sequins or in your grandad’s tracksuit, a festival is the place to do it without judgement.
NEW CONTENT: ATIKA YouTube and Podcasts. Subscribe & Follow!
Last week we welcomed our newest concession into store, MISEMI!
MISEMI started back in 2014 by independent designer, Missy Yusuf. The brand celebrates culture, diversity, self-care and being unapologetically yourself. The brand also empowers everyone who loves to wear unique clothing with a streetwear influence.
You may not know, but we started our own YouTube channel and launched our very first podcast this year via Soundcloud. We’re pretty excited to share our new content with you, so be sure to keep a lookout over our socials for more!
Here’s a little of what we’ve got up to so far…
Conversations by ATIKA x George David Hodgson
Recently, there has been a widespread movement from fast fashion to shopping more sustainably. This includes shopping at charity shops, vintage shops, and online second-hand shops such as eBay and Depop. The phrase “buy less, buy better” seems to have become prevalent within the last couple of years as people are coming to understand how fast fashion impacts the planet and its workers.
We have curated a list of just some of the places you can shop to be more sustainable and ethical with your fashion choices.
Mental Health Awareness Week
Suicide is the single biggest killer of men aged under 45 in the UK. Let that sink in. Mind charity state that 1 in 4 people in the UK will experience a mental health problem each year, and in England, 1 in 6 people report experiencing a common mental health problem (such as anxiety and depression) in any given week. New research has also shown that 84% of UK men bottle up their emotions and every week in the UK, 84 men take their own life. These statistics are utterly shocking and need to be talked about.
For our next part in our series of Conversations by ATIKA, we invited in George David Hodgson, Mental Health Advocate and owner of Maison de Choup.
This year, Mental Health Awareness Week focused on Body Image. Body image can affect any one of us at any age. The Mental Health Foundation last year found that 30% of all adults have felt so stressed by body image and appearance that they felt overwhelmed or unable to cope. That’s almost 1 in every 3 people.