RECAP: Akoo Clothing X Patrick Ewing Pre-Launch Event

This past Friday, Vashtie DJ’d the release of the highly anticipated 10th anniversary Akoo X Ewing Collection. The event took place in The Garment District at Akoo’s showroom in NYC. The room was buzzing with tunes by DJ Ernez X Vashtie and the drinks were flowing courtesy of Martell and Bartenura.

AKOO Clothing was founded by Grammy Award-winning artist, actor, producer, and wordsmith T.I. Patrick Ewing Port Lite x AKOO came together for a collab and the collection features the highest-grade materials ever used on the classic model. The Sport Lite features luxury materials throughout such as ostrich leather and premium suede combined with zebra print and AKOO branding. The limited-edition sneaker will be available on and select fashion retailers.

The room was filled with industry elites, media professionals, and supporters of T.I and Patrick Ewing. Every room was an experience, from the art room which featured a live art installation by Lavan Wright to an area where the talented Kaheim Archer did face portraits. Another room featured a photo booth where guests could try on pieces from the collection and get their portrait taken. While maneuvering through the room, we were offered some amazing food from The Real Trap Kitchen who catered the event with their delicious Hors d’oeuvres.

The sneaker is inspired by contemporary streetwear with a unique gentleman’ perspective. AKOO, which is an acronym for “A King of Oneself” is more than just a clothing line it is a movement for all men in different walks of life.

“This collection is not only a representation of how I see AKOO but also pushes the boundaries of how the brand has developed since the beginning,” says T.I. “My team & I have worked hard to come up with something that people can take home & feel a part of the brand.”

To shop or learn more about the collection click here.


Photos by Esther Faciane

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