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A DVF Fairy Tale

December 15, 2012

Diane von Furstenberg does things differently and that’s what I most appreciate about her. Having revolutionized the way women dress not just once in the 1970s but also in the 1990s, DVF is an incredible role model for young fashionistas everywhere.

Although she is busy being a world-philanthropist, author, CFDA president, and designer, DVF some how managed to collaborate with British author Camilla Morton on a fashion-fairytale called Diane von Furstenberg and the Tale of the Empress’s New Clothes. Always doing things differently, DVF and Morton decided to begin the story with a twist: “The Empress’s New Clothes turns an old story on its head, and as someone whose personal fairy tale started with marrying a prince instead of ending there, I can certainly identify with that. And really, it’s a story about giving women confidence, which is what I have always tried to do in my work,” says DVF.

The most unique quality about the story is that DVF uses her own clothing patterns and designs in the book’s illustrations. This is definitely a little gift that would fit snug in someone’s stocking. Young or old, this story appeals to everyone with its innovative and new storyline and its uncommon yet exceptional illustrations. You can find the book online and at select bookstores.

And you know what would go well with this little gift? How about a DVF dress from A.K. Rikk’s… or perhaps a little DVF snow hat… or maybe an entire DVF outfit? That’s more like it. We have several wrap dresses from her new 1974 line as well as a variety of blouses, shoes, skirts, accessories, and much more!


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DVF 1974: The Wrap

November 14, 2012

New to the store this week are some wrap dresses from Diane Von Furstenberg’s 1974 label. The wrap dress has become a staple piece in every woman’s wardrobe. The dress was first introduced into high fashion by DVF in 1974 and due to its versatile and effortless nature, the dress became a hit. Free of zippers and buttons, the wrap dress compliments a variety of female body types. During the 1980s the wrap almost drifted off the fashion map but when she saw her daughter and her friends wearing the vintage DVF wrap, she decided to bring it back. Using her archive of vintage prints, DVF continues to reintroduce the wrap into her collection and we’re more than thrilled to be carrying them at A.K. Rikk’s.


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David & Victoria for A.K. Rikk’s

November 9, 2012

David and Victoria Beckham are admired by men and women alike. We at the store admire them for being stylish trail blazers in their everyday life. David and Victoria are one of the most photographed celebrity power couples. It goes hand in hand that anyone should attempt to look good while attending events and work related appearances, but the rest of the world also gets to see them via the lenses of paparazzi.

In a most recent outing, the couple was photographed at their best. Here is a Posh & David Beckham how-to for all you fans out there. Knowing this is all just one shopping stop away, even Posh & Becks wouldn’t pass this up!

David’s Ensemble:

Hugo Boss Tie in Multi

Hugo Boss Tie clip

White Hugo Boss shirt

Black Hugo Hugo Boss Suitcoat

Grey Hugo Boss pants

Ermenegildo Zegna Shoes

Victoria’s Ensemble:

Hibiscus Dress by Black Halo

Nude Suede heels by Diane Von Furstenburg

Jewelry from Gorjana and House of Harlow

Tapioca Marc By Marc Jacobs clutch


Special thanks to Matt Sova and Kendra Clapp Olguín for looking strangely similar to the couple in this photo.


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Who loves DVF?

October 24, 2012

A.K.RIKK’S does, and we know you do too! Stop by on Friday and Saturday for our first ever DVF trunk show! We have so much of the entire collection here it’s insane! Not only are we carrying some very special pieces for the show, but we have some great basics that every woman needs!


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Get ready!

June 2, 2012

We are preparing to welcome a new designer to our deck of cards. Diane Von Furstenberg will be arriving soon (better know as DVF). We have had a lot of anticipation about this collection because of how A.K.RIKK’S interprets how a brand should be bought for our clients. Can’t wait to show you our unique spin on a class act! Get ready for an amazing fall ladies!


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DVF @ A.K.

February 12, 2012

2012 will be a banner year for many involved in the fashion industry. None more than CFDA mainstay Diane von Furstenberg at this weekends Mercedez-Benz runway show for fall. DVF abandoned her signature print matrix and resorted to color blocking in cerulean blues, chiffon appliques and satin sequins in pink lily and port red. This is such a fork in the road for the designer and a re-definition of what the DVF lady wants and who she is, A.K.RIKK’S thought it would be the perfect time to bring the designer into our home! Stay tuned for the looks from the runway gracing our doors for pre-fall in August!

PS….since our women’s department is now arriving at the same high caliber that our men’s has been at, we will be featuring blog posts that cater to our feminine side here at A.K.RIKK’S


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A.K. sends its resident Paparazzo to the Met Costume Gala!

May 4, 2011

Ladies and Gentlemen,

This years Met Gala, which is the biggest fashion event of the year, was extra special this year due to its dedication to the late Alexander McQueen and the legacy he left us. “Savage Beauty” was definitely the tag line of the night as guests were asked to not hold back in preparation for the biggest, most attended Costume Gala to date!

Thanks to Jim Murray we were able to get some close-ups of some of the attendees. Let us know who your favorites are!


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To copyright or to not copyright, that is the ?

February 4, 2011

Today I wanted to bring to your attention something that is going to change the fashion world exponentially. It is something we have been paying very close attention to because the argument is strong from both sides, and will affect the business all the way from the design studio of Miuccia Prada all the way down to your neighborhood Gap store. 

For the last twenty-two months Trovata has been in litigation with Forever 21 over the collection of shirts pictured above. The issue that they are fighting about should be pretty obvious. A jury will decide the outcome of the case at the end of this month if the companies cannot come to terms prior to the court date. If terms are not agreed upon this would be the first time in history that a jury will decide whether a company illegally copied a piece of designer clothing. The outcome will change how big fashion chains like H & M, TopShop and Forever 21 can go about copying designer labels. (Big designers have recently tried counteracting this type of copying by collaborating with these fashion chains. Ex: Lanvin + H&M, Kate Moss for TopShop. This is also the reason that in recent years companies like Louis Vuitton, Coach and Chanel have turned away from being great fashion houses that were focused on creating the best, most innovative product; and now have turned into being  completely logo driven, at least in the accessories market: the reason all their products are slathered in logos, which is the only way that they can protect their designs under current laws)

It’s no secret that H&M and the likes take inspiration [copy] from designer pieces. However, at this point in time, no laws exist to prevent them from doing so. Still companies including Anna, Sui, Diane Von Furstenberg, and Anthropolgie have recently filed over 50 lawsuits against Forever 21 citing copyright infringement. Trovata is not accusing the store of copyright infringement, but is alleging that they copied decorative stitching placement, unique fabric patterns, and special button placements, among a host of other details.

Also the Council of Fashion Designers of America has been pushing Congress to pass the Design Piracy and Prohibition Act to protect the design of clothes. On the flip side of the argument. critics claim that the passing of this act or a favorable outcome from Trovata is the beginning of a stifling of competition. The copiers are what push high end fashion designers to continuously battle each other to come up with the newest and most avant garde pieces imaginable. They claim it to be a checks and balances for the industry that keeps it honest and stops laziness and complacency with ones designs. 

What do you think?

I will definitely keep everyone posted on what happens at the end of the month!


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