AKOG × Haus der Kunst

The Haus der Kunst is perhaps Munich’s most prestigious art museum today. On the occasion of the “Festival of Independents” we organized the “A Kind of Guise Soccer Cup” in Haus der Kunst’s west wing. In this, the recreational teams of SZ Magazin, Bureau Mirko Borsche, Aqua Monaco, Oki Films, Monaco Calcio, Gym Yilmaz, Schwittenberg, Public Possession, Haus der Kunst and A Kind of Guise competed for a hand-cast trophy designed by us.

Additionally, we created a fan scarf, as part of our A/W 2014 collection titled “Greetings from Bavaria”. The classical fan scarf was reinterpreted and transformed into a high-quality product, in terms of both design and material. Munich’s two soccer clubs, FC Bayern and 1860 München, inspired its colours.

AKOG × Steiff

For the Winter collection of 2013/14, A Kind of Guise crafted the Bear Parka with the help of German company Steiff – the world’s most renowned manufacturer of teddy bears. This woollen parka with a tailed back is cut from a soft Japanese fabric and is lined with a 100% Steiff wool plush fabric, lending it a mark of high quality and making it remarkably warm and comfortable to wear. We consider the Bear Parka to be the ideal winter jacket.

AKOG c/o Weltkulturen­museum Frankfurt

In April 2012 we were invited to hold a one-month residency at the Weltkulturenmuseum in Frankfurt/Main, Germany, one of the country’s most prestigious ethnological museums. Reason for the invitation was the exhibition “Trading Styles”, which showcases works that emerged during our time in Frankfurt and drew its influence mostly through objects from the museum’s vast archives of ethnological objects from all over the world.

From the museum’s website:

“What does fashion tell us about society? How do styles travel and mediate identity?

“In an unprecedented dialogue between past and present worlds of fashion, “TRADING STYLE” presents over 500 historic objects, photographs and films from the Weltkulturen Museum’s collection together with new designs for clothing and accessories by four international fashion labels: Buki Akib (NG), A Kind of Guise (DE), CassettePlaya (UK) and P.A.M./Perks and Mini (AU). Working in residence at the museum’s lab during 2012, each team of designers investigated the ethnographic collections and created new prototype garments inspired by their selection. With artefacts from Angola, Australia, Bolivia, Brazil, Cameroon, China, the Democratic Republic of Congo, Ethiopia, Germany, Greenland, Guinea-Bissau, Indonesia, Iran, Ivory Coast, Liberia, Malawi, Mali, Mexico, Micronesia, Namibia, New Guinea, New Zealand, Nigeria, Panama, Peru, the Philippines, Samoa, the Solomon Islands, Somalia, South Africa, Sudan, Tanzania, Thailand, Tierra del Fuego, Togo, Uganda, the United States and Venezuela.”

http://www.weltkulturenmuseum.de/en/content/exhibition-0

90 Days of Sun, Rain and Wind

Take a bit of summer into winter. That was our intention when we decided to make a special limited edition. We exposed a limited amount of fabric at mountain sites around Lake Garda for about 90 days. After the sun, rain and wind did their job, we started to work with the weather-beaten fabric and transformed it into this special collection. Weather, in all its aspects, influenced the fabric in terms of structure, surface feel and colour. So basically this garment has been infused with all the conditions you know from summer. Limited to 100 pieces.

A Kind Of Guise for VOO

We teamed up with Berlin based Voo Store to offer this limited bag edition. The bag is made entirely by hand in Germany with high quality canvas, a leather bottom featuring two big front pockets. It can also be transformed into a backpack.

Holiday Hooray Edition

A selection of printed button-down shirts, made from premium Japanese cotton.

A Kind Of Guise × HRVST Laptop Bag

Together with our friends of Munich based menswear store HARVEST we joined up for a collaboration beginning in the year 2012 – to present officially their and our new onlinestores. And what can you use better these days – to visit and browse through – the world wide web to visit our online – stores? The Notebook – of course. Which is why we have designed a laptopcase together – hand made in Germany – in sizes for a 13″ and 15″ – in high quality brown – punched leather – in native american color and patter lining, with a wooden pearled tassel. Each color way of the tassel is different as a detail on the golden zip.

Kilim Project

In the summer of 2010 we made a trip to the middle east. We bought old carpets – so-called Kilims – from almost every country located around the Persian Gulf. Every Kilim is hand knitted and a few of them are from the beginning of the 19th century. From this collection of more than 50 carpets we made a limited collection of 100 bags, every piece unique and handmade at our studio in Munich.

WOOD WOOD × A Kind of Guise

Together with our Danish friends from WOOD WOOD we released a limited edition of the Double Denim Bag. The bag is constructed of WOOD WOOD’s Double Denim premium selvedge fabric, dyed and weaved in Okayama, Japan and soft suede obtained from Northern Italy by us, while finished by hand in Germany. It has a removable laptop case inside. The bags will be available at the two Munich retailers HARVEST and SCHWITTENBERG as well as WOOD WOOD’s own stores in Copenhagen, Berlin and Vienna.

Fotos: Julian Henzler

A Kind Of Guise × Leica

The new Leica X1 and the V-Lux 20 came in a limited edition with a leather strap by A Kind of Guise.

Harvest × A Kind Of Guise

A kit bag made in two colour ways, white and navy, made in collaboration with Munich store HARVEST www.hrvst.de. It was exclusively sold at their store.