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LBDG | Feature Designers for akHOME + Kalu Interiors Fabric!!

As the world becomes more accessible, it’s important to also remember community. Once again, Fashion Designers are coming together this weekend at the Little Black Dress Gala to support struggling women and youth in our own locale through Help Change My City, and I’m grateful to be a small part of it with my main muse, Aleem Kassam of Kalu Interiors.

Meet the Designers who are using our Exclusive Golden Hummstooth fabric this year on the runway, and be sure to support them as they give so much time and energy to this Gala!


COUTURE THERAPY

Sarah at Couture Therapy makes Limited - Edition ethical and sustainable womenswear with a minimalistic edge. You can find the collection online, at most markets and local pop-ups around Vancouver, and at select retail stores on Vancouver Island. Her line has been shown down the runway for Eco - Fashion week, Luvngrace Events, LBDG (of course!) as well as showcased at many galleries. Couture Therapy is made locally using sustainable fabrics, and doesn’t mass produce their pieces, staying true to the brand being Limited-Edition.

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GHREN STUDIOS

Janine McAughren crafts contemporary, hand dyed clothing for an eco-conscious woman. Their style combines west coast aesthetics with traditional, natural printing methods to rejuvenate the historical roots of colour.  (from LBDG)
Indigo Shores, Ghren's debut collection is contemporary, hand-dyed clothing for eco-conscious women. West Coast aesthetics with traditional, natural printing methods are combined to rejuvenate the historical roots of colour.

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GIOVANNA RICCI DESIGNS

Joanne Ricci is creating timeless hand made pieces that transcend trends for the modern woman.  Her inspiration comes from her Italian roots and the years she spent working there in Italian fashion houses. Her pieces can be purchased on her website, and are featuring introductory pricing - so act fast!
She has shown her work at Vancouver Fashion Week, Little Black Dress Gala, SHINE, Promenades Sur L'Eau at the Vancouver Aquarium, and several other events around Vancouver for various fundraisers. Joanne offers sustainability through timeless styling, creating pieces that can enhance your wardrobe for many years to come. She, herself, continues to wear some of her earlier pieces from decades ago!

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KIM LEGLER

Kim is a triple threat - Artist, Fashion Designer and Model! And hair accessories, and tote bags - ok, she’s everything :) Ethically made in small batches in Vancouver, Canada, with sustainable fabrics sourced locally (some from our own akHOME Collections!). Made for those that appreciate the authenticity of handmade goods.

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JESSICA REDDITT DESIGN

HAND made with natural dyes?! Jessica designs from every thread and stitch. She grades each of her own patterns to cut and sew them at a local facility here in Vancouver, BC. After the cut and sew, she piece-dyes the garments by hand in natural dyes (made from plants!!!), at her studio in Vancouver. Each of the capsule items are available in their natural colour or botanical colour. How amazing is THAT?!

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TETYANA GOLOTA

Tetyana’s hats have been worn at Vancouver Fashion Week and the Deighton Cup, and her designs were on the Runways of Eco Fashion Week and Charity Galas around the City, featured in The Vogue. She is a designer, curvy model, speaker and reigning title holder of Mrs. Canada Globe. Tetyana believes that beauty brings just right amount of attention to change the world! She wants to inspire and empower women to create the world of positivity, possibilities and share her experiences, wisdom and happiness.

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[Designer “Feature” Photo Trio:
1. Fashion Piece by Designer
2. Fashion Sketch by Designer for LBDG Exclusive Fabric
3. Professional Model photos (3rd in Designer sets) taken by Jessy Penelon]

Kitchen, Product, our SHOP

INTRODUCING | The Kitchen Collection by akHOME

We are SO VERY excited to introduce you all to our latest project here at akHOME! We're FINALLY launching our first line of dishwares, along with a beautiful set of kitchen items!!!

The Food Tables are our first venture into #foodfurniture. Two nesting - or stacking - tables to elevate your food at any event, especially weddings!

It's been an absolute honor to work with local artisans on this project, including Birdman the Welder and Kristine Weber c e r a m i c s. As a result, every piece is truly one-of-a-kind. And, of course, includes an "artful element" herb leaf to help showcase your delicious edibles!

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Complimenting our new Food Tables are a NEW Wallpaper art print - the Herbal - which we're already in love with, and have in TWO colors in our own Kitchens :) And a matching Apron, printed in a gorgeous Champagne color, as well as our already popular Vintage-inspired Tea Towels!

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We can't wait to see how you all ELEVATE your Dining this summer!

XO ak

Product, our SHOP

INTRODUCING | The Cacti Print!

I love bringing out new prints!! This bright, colorful one just makes me HAPPY for Summer!!!

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Introducing the Cacti print - direct to you from my trip to Phoenix, Arizona a few months back :) Yes, many of my prints come from trips around the world, and this one is no exception.

Fabrics and ready-made products are avail on Spoonflower.com or Roostery.com as "akHOME" - what can you imagine with this print??! With the help of amazing local fashion designer, Kim Legler, I made a skirt that was perfect poolside in Palm Springs (see below)!!

Can't wait to see YOUR creations - be sure to tag #MYakHOME #artfulelements!

XO ak

Product, our SHOP, Decor

PANTONE : Color of the Year 2018 Ultra Voilet

We're so excited for Pantone's #coloroftheyear, that we've REVAMPED our Fraser Pillow!! Now featuring 100% Silk SOLID front and a 50/50 Linen/Cotton back, it's definitely upped it's luxury factor! How are you incorporating Ultra Voilet this year?

While we don't always follow specific trends, once in awhile they serendipitously match up with colors you already know and love. Just as fortunate - our Laguna Violeta also matches!

We love "Painting Days" :)

We love "Painting Days" :)

Quality input, quality output! Silk, Linen/Cotton and satin tags - LOVE!

Quality input, quality output! Silk, Linen/Cotton and satin tags - LOVE!

Samples for a project with Becky R Designs. We love working with Interior Designers!

Samples for a project with Becky R Designs. We love working with Interior Designers!

Dreamy :) The reversible Fraser + the Laguna match up perfectly! 

Dreamy :) The reversible Fraser + the Laguna match up perfectly! 

The re-vamped, reversible Fraser and one of our metallic Accent pillows!

The re-vamped, reversible Fraser and one of our metallic Accent pillows!

The Fraser SOLID (shown here) and STRIPE (reverse), as well as the Laguna prints are available as pillows in our online shop, or as fabrics, wallpapers - or even gift wrap - over at Spoonflower.ca. Be sure to tag #MYakHOME on your projects so we can see them! 

We love purples - this is one trend we can stand behind!

XO ak

 

News, Feature

BLOG by The EVERYGIRL with Healing Waters International

Photo : Tracey Ayton Photography

Photo : Tracey Ayton Photography

It's been an absolute pleasure to get to know the lovely Kayla Fruchtman at Healing Waters International and the HER Initiative down in Colorado. Her passion for providing struggling communities with fresh, clean water is contagious - so much so, we decided to donate proceeds of every 100% Linen "Laguna" pillow sold! 

Recently, Kayla and her gracious work were featured in a little blog by "The EVERYGIRL" (haha). Ok, they're huge. And - they mentioned us! Check it out, visit Healing Waters/the HER Initiative and help spread the love! 

Empowering Women: How Healing Waters is Bringing Clean Water to People Around The World [Quote excerpt below]

You must have some favorite pieces in your office. Tell us some of them and why.


Oh man, there are so many! My very favorite is a painting that my mom actually did — it’s the iconic photo from The Her Initiative website where myself and three other influencers were doing a “water walk” for the first time in the Dominican Republic. A few other favorite pieces are pillows from Alison Kent HOME — a textile designer who has a line of pillows that give back to us.
— The Every Girl Blog - Kayla Fruchtman

[Photography Credit : Healing Waters International]

Event

#TBT LBDG F/W 2017 Photoshoot at Suquet Interiors!

Don't mind us, just reminiscing about the fabulous Designers using our fabrics, donated along with Kalu Interiors, at last seasons Little Black Dress Gala!! How amazing was this shoot at Suquet Interiors?!

Follow along as we prepare for the S/S18 season!! We're so excited to have an all-new, original artwork fabric print this year to support a feature RUNWAY for 6 uber-talented local Fashion Designers! 

Stay tuned...

Designed by: Jules Blaney

Designed by: Jules Blaney

Designed by : Shyanj Couture

Designed by : Shyanj Couture

Designed by : Giovanne Ricci Designs

Designed by : Giovanne Ricci Designs

Designed by : Jules Blaney

Designed by : Jules Blaney

Launch, Event

THANKS from IDS Vancouver!

A huge THANK YOU to all who visited akHOME at IDS 2017 and/or followed us online this past weekend - it was an absolute pleasure meeting you!

It was exciting to introduce akHOME's newest textiles, WALLPAPERS!, art prints and pillows and your response was amazing - you all touched our hearts. Stay tuned on our website for updates as our latest designs go up online. 

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We had lots of lovely people sign up on site and online to follow our journey and WIN an Art Print, and Apron AND TWO tickets to Oct 20th Little Black Dress Gala --- Congratulations Ashley! We'll be emailing you shortly!

If you didn't win this round and you live in the Vancouver area, don't miss the Little Black Dress Gala! Not only does the amazing Help Change My City run a good show full of music, dance, art and fashion - but it's all to benefit women in need in our community. PLUS - you'll get to see the latest from local Fashion designers using our designer fabrics! See you there?

our SHOP, Product

SHOP | Featuring the #JOUExKAI Fraser Pillow

The Fraser Solid/Stripe pillow has just been added to our SHOP!

We're IN LOVE with this original artwork collaboration between JOUE Design + Kendall Ansell Interiors. Based on Kendalls love of wisteria, this artwork evokes the gorgeous botanical in the setting dusk light. AND - it's reversible! The SOLID fabric side (shown below) portrays the gorgeous clustering blooms while the STRIPE side brings out the unique weeping qualities of the plant.

Editorial Photography ak / Alison Kent

Editorial Photography ak / Alison Kent

XO Alison / akHOME

Product, our SHOP

SALE | #JOUExKalu Pillow

As we get our SHOP up and running, we are thrilled to offer this popular Joue Design x Kalu Interiors collaboration pillow while supplies last!

Joue Design's sell-out Magnolia print, the Gemma, was re-invented in collaboration with Kalu Interiors for their Interior Design Show's GORGEOUS Wonderland-themed Dinner X Design set! Additional fabric was printed to create these plush down/feather filled pillows.

Photo by : Airisa Photography

Photo by : Airisa Photography

The IDS Wonderland-inspired fabrics have been donated to local Fashion Designers and will be FEATURED and auctioned off in this years Little Black Dress Gala in support of Help Change My City, passionately helping homeless women and single mothers. We can't wait to see what the Designers create with this gorgeous fabric!

In the meantime, you, too, can own a piece of this story right here in our SHOP!
Happy Shopping!!

XO Alison / akHOME