We are very happy to announce the opening of our first Pop – Up Store in Munich, our hometown. The store ist open from the 10.02.2014 till the 10.05.2013, everyday from 11am to 7pm and on saturday from 11am to 6pm. You find us at Türkenstr. 65, 80799 Munich. To be updated visit the facebook site: Pop–Up Store – Türkenstr. 65 From the 22.01.2014 we, anna & michi will welcome you personally at the store. We are looking forward to see you there!
Film by: Johannes Revermann Models: Luisa Prell Miriam Großmann Jana Hergesell Christian Hartmann Henri Sandre Julian Dörr Karsten Gohm Make up: Katharina Eckert Photographer: Jörn Strojny Music: Odile & Odyssey Special Thanks to: the fantastic team, Halfs Munich, friends & family
Today we have something very special to share with you: the first akjumii Pop-Up Store will open at the beginning of November in Berlin. We hope you drop by, try on and like what you see. You’ll find us at Boulevard Berlin, 1st floor, Schlossstrasse 15, 12163 Berlin.
At the 28th of February the fashion label akjumii opened its online shop. For this unique occasion akjumii invited to the Lodenfrey Park Munich, close to the English Garden. The guests were welcomed by life-size posters of the akjumii models and while listening to good music everybody could touch and try on the new collection. For the digital presentation akjumii offered an impressive image clip as an wall projection and 3 I- Pads. Through this everybody had directly the possibility to order his/her favorite akjumii designer piece. The mixture of the different presentation styles, the large number of guests and the great atmosphere of the cellar vault led to a really successful evening. Akjumii wants to thank all the guests for their support and is looking forward to the next event.
A great design needs a great factory to bring the idea to life. So we spend a lot of time to find the right manufactory for us. Next to the importance of quality it is very important to us how employees and service providers are treated and how we interact with each other. In the end we found the small nice factory in Hungary, which comply both points: quality and fairness. The first time we arrived in Bekes, a little quiet place three hours away from Budapest, we could not imagine a manufactory there. That is why we were really surprised when we get to know the nice and generous premises and the people there. The team of approximately 20 people are very experienced workers and have a high quality awareness. The first room, next to the office and the conference room, is the cutting room where the tailors cut the fabrics with great craftsmanlike skill. In the second room, the sewing room, they professionally stitch the different patterns together. In the third room they give the finishing touch to the cloth. The cloth gets carefully ironed and before it is packed they conduct a quality check. We really liked the […]
Everyone of us has a name and different numbers, which identify us. We have a passport and our cloth has a label to show where it comes from. It does not say anything about the character or the qualities but it gives you a first hint to the origin. The labels already give a first association and we all know the first moment is important. After some time you will have more and more associations, so the labels can give the cloth a face. So we wanted a clear and natural label for our cloth, an interaction of a natural fabric and a modern and special logo. First we had to find the right logo and think about treatments, printings, embroideries and dyeing methods. To know all the different possibilities was really important for our design process and for the choice of the right material. We develop our label in cooperation with Fashion Tex. Fashion Tex was founded in the year 2004 in Italy, they have related working experiences, which began more than 20 years ago. They produce high quality labels, hangtags, ribbons and tapes for the fashion industry. We enjoy that they have a careful management of human resources, […]
Born in Teheran, Iran, young Mitra knew very early where her interests lie: colours and forms. Since she could think, she loved drawing and soon not only her family, but also her teachers recognized that there was a lot of talent in this girls mind and even more creative ideas! After she had finished school, Mitra decided to study communication and design in Aachen, Germany, to get all the professional knowledge she needed to realize her exuberant ideas. Twice she went abroad, to Australia and London, and she describes both as forming experiences, especially when she comes to think of all the unbelievable impressions she caught in London. Inspired by the art, the interesting places and even by details she spots in the streets Mitra developes her own view of the worlds shapes and colours with every single day in order to innovate, create and translate her sense of art into modern graphic patterns. Now working as a freelancing graphic designer, Mitra also enriches our team with her exceptionally work. You can see her artistic designs on our homepage, but also on every little label that is tacked on our collections pieces. So if you feel as avid as we […]
Between traditional manufacturing and new style — akjumii and its cooperation with Loden Steiner 1888 When we saw this checked fabric we were immediately impressed by its beautiful structure and the fascinating colours: a deep and dark black sea blue broken by lines of flashing velvet pink! The soft and lightweight properties of the material and our idea of a modern and perfectly cut suit just fit perfectly together and into our vision of the new men’s suits for our first collection! Already inspired by the great fabric, we wanted to learn more about the manufacturer, Loden Steiner. Since 1888, five generations of this family-run company have cared to develop and improve the production of finest wool textiles while giving guarantee that all the Steiner products are 100% natural and processed in Austria. As we are always looking not only for quality but also for fair production conditions, the philosophy of Loden Steiner was a further reason for our decision for the beautiful fabric we spotted at the Munich Fabric Start trade show for textiles. If you are as curious as we are to know all about high quality textiles and their socially concious and environmentally friendly production, just have a look at Loden Steiner. So we finally have the pleasure to present you a suit, in which you will […]
There was this fascinating idea to create a collar out of wood. Wood is a material you do not often see in combination with fashion. So we decided to change this and started to work with it to place this natural material around your necks. An idea was born, but with it came one of the most difficult steps – to find a carpenter. Not an ordinary carpenter but one who likes to experiment. One who is interested in bringing this eternal material into a new context. One with enough passion, modernity and an asthetic eye to take this idea forward with us. After several calls and mails we came across Bernhard Policzka, a carpenter, who we found has the right attitude to be part of this. We were lucky, because he liked our idea and he loves to make unique objects out of wood. This led to intensive talks and the development of the collar with him and Andreas Wunderl. The biggest hurdles to cross were to find the right shape and a functional way to close the collar. Fortunately Andreas found this elegant solution using magnets, which is convenient, graceful and pure. We are all fans of purism and clarity which our initial trials with hinges and garden pool foil could not provide. There are several reasons why working with Berhard gives […]