Black Ink X Akademiks
New York, NY – Akademiks is proud to announce its collaboration with the stars of VH1’s Black Ink Crew, Dutchess Lattimore and Ceaser Emanuel. The renowned tattoo artists collaborated with Akademiks Creative Director Ross Fredman to develop groundbreaking streetwear, featuring premium fabrics and unique signature trims. The launch program also includes headwear featuring the same original designs.
“The collaboration is a new way for us to connect with our fans across the country. We love the design process and apparel is the next step for us. More to come!”- Ceaser Emanuel – Black Ink Crew – VH1
“We are very proud of the collection – it is true to our vision as artists and as advocates of personal expression.”- Dutchess Lattimore – Black Ink Crew – VH1
“We are excited to work with Dutchess and Ceaser – two incredibly talented artists. The mix of tattoo design combined with a modern streetwear attitude, the Black Ink X Akademiks collaboration continues the Akademiks tradition of unique style, linked to music and celebrity cultures,” says Ross Fredman, Creative Director at Akademiks. “Because of our continued commitment to innovative design, the Black Ink Tattoo collaboration came as a natural decision.”
The line is available in select retailers and online November 2015.
About Black Ink Tattoo
The signature brand of Dutchess Lattimore and Ceaser Emanuel stars of Black Ink Crew, a top rated show in its fourth season on VH1. The Black Ink brand is more than tattoos – it is TV and a publishing entity, Black Ink Magazine. Ceaser and Dutchess continue their expansion into media with their extraordinary talent in design and visual arts.
Akademiks exploded onto the scene in 1999. The brand is a streetwear lifestyle intersection of art, music and fashion. Worn by style icons Jay-Z, Kanye West and Alicia Keyes, Akademiks continues to add to the celebrity roster of brand enthusiasts. The collection has evolved through the years and is always first to set the trend with distinctive graphics, denim washes and fabric innovation.