A.K. Rikk’s X Belstaff Event
October 19, 2017
Our A.K. Rikk’s X Belstaff event is October 27th and 28th, and we couldn’t be more thrilled to collaborate with the Belstaff team to bring the best of their Autumn/Winter 17 womenswear and menswear collection. The collection is unified in a theme rich with Belstaff’s military heritage.
According to their collection story, “the Naval + Submariner Collection is both tribute and testament to the incredible clothing that was worn by the British Royal Navy throughout WWII. It had to endure the harshest of conditions while out at sea, protecting sailors, boatswains and submariners alike, and it was upon the ocean’s undulations that the genesis of the four-pocket waxed cotton motorcycle jacket was born.”
The collection is incredibly intentional in conveying their story through the choice of colors, fabric diversity, silhouettes, and vintage fabric treatments. When you join us, pay careful attention to these beautiful, yet functional design elements. One of our favorite takes on this collection has been the tattoo-inspired elements. According to Belstaff, “tattoos have always been a naval tradition, not just in the British Royal Navy but also in the US Navy.” These motifs are represented through the swallow and an anchor.
At A.K. Rikk’s, we’ve been just as intentional in our event design as Belstaff has been about their collection. From choice of product, visual displays, and even drink selection, we have put just as much care and thought into how to give you an exceptional experience.
What are we drinking, you ask? It’s our take on the traditional sidecar cocktail. This cocktail was created in World War I at a bar in Paris by a British Army captain after the motorcycle sidecar he drove to and from the bistro he frequented. We chose this to honor the rich heritage of Belstaff (exploration, aviation, and motorsport).
In addition to beautiful clothes and drinks, we’ll have DJ AB on site for music and an opportunity to win a wax cotton jacket and candles.
See you during store hours on October 27th and 28th!