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Saturday, August 22, 2009

AKA NEW YORK Admirals Jacket

Editors who turn a new page to become designers are nothing new. Vera Wang began at Vogue, and Kate Spade at Mademoiselle. Thakoon Panichgul, formerly of Harper's Bazaar, founded Thakoon.
AKA New York was created in Spring 2004 by Abigale Levinson, Karen Reinitz (former US Elle editors) & Ana Maria Pimentel (who still works at Harper’s Bazaar as Accessories Director). The label is increasingly making waves in the Big Apple, with a growing celebrity following, as the three women bringing their “editor mentality” to the line -- meaning they’re all about the mix, never pushing one inspiration point exclusively. It’s really like a “best of” collection where every piece is unique, yet a hit!
This Sgt. Pepper-inspired jacket by AKA New York features a stand-up collar & metallic appliqué at front. Rihanna & Coldplay have been stepping out in Michael Jackson inspired military-style jackets; this could be your version of tribute to the late King of Pop. Now we wish we could moonwalk, too.

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