Fresh Fashion: The Latest Brands and Trends of Fall 2018

Fresh Fashion: The Latest Brands and Trends of Fall 2018

This fall we are excited to welcome 9 NEW and much coveted brands to A.K. Rikk's! Throughout August, we will be hosting a series of parties to introduce the latest fresh fashion in-store! Join us for a fun evening to see these new brands, enjoy complimentary drinks, and giveaways.

Fresh Fashion: Athletic Affair


Brand Featured: No Ka' Oi

NO KA ’OI is a high fashion activewear company inspired by the powerful energy of Hawaii and captured with Italy’s superior design heritage. Rooted in the spirit of yoga, we encourage participation in the activities that generate boundless positive energy through the seamless transition of our collections from class to café and beyond. Each season is designed using the finest couture principles and hand construction techniques, to produce the best apparel, creating a cool, fearless way to be stylish in activewear.

Our first event of the series is "Fresh Fashion: Athletic Affair" and will have the following schedule:

5:00-5:30pm- Juice Bar & Cocktails
5:30-6:00pm- Workshop (About the Brand & Mini Fashion Show)
6:00-7:00pm- Shopping & 15 minute arm sculpting workout with Studio Barre Grand Rapids. 

BONUS: First 40 attendees will get an A.K. Rikk's water bottle. 

Giveaway: Anuenue legging and matching bra 

Fresh Fashion: Handbag Bash

Brand Feature: Salar, Danse Lente, and Valentino


Salar was born in Milan and was immediately recognized by Vogue Italia as one of the best emerging brands. The experimental approach of the two designers confers the unmistakable style of the brand, very often using materials not always typical of leather manufacturing, as well as productive processes from other spheres which give form and life to the unique designs. However, this innovation is always accompanied by the tradition of Italian excellence which, re-elaborated, gives life to bags conceived as true objects of design, to be collected and exhibited. For this reason, in its lines and volumes, SALAR tells of the contradictions of a universe which is capable of constantly changing, shedding its skin, yet keeping its own essence: bags which are created from lightly intertwined leather, already becoming an icon, daring, with a new, strong elegance inspired by romantic-chic with a touch of rock.


Danse Lente is a women’s accessories label specializing in handbags and small leather goods, based in London. Each piece is conceived in depth in order to create a purpose built product that will also create a unique experience to its predecessor. There is a playful and curious element to each design that appeals to a wide range of audiences. Danse Lente, which means Slow Dance in French, focuses on high quality leather goods inspired by contemporary aesthetics and modern architecture.


Dedicated to artistry and bold innovation, designer Mario Valentino took the skills he learned from a family steeped in the Italian leather tradition and elevated them to an art form. For over 60 years, his high-fashion designs have been cherished by famous fashionistas and some of the top players in the industry. Today, the brand he lovingly built continues his commitment to the finest Italian leather craftsmanship and cutting-edge design through gorgeous handbags and footwear.

Our second event of the series is "Fresh Fashion: Handbag Bash" and will have the following schedule:

5:00-5:30pm- Cocktail Hour
5:30-6:00pm- Workshop (About the Brand and Mini Fashion Show)
6:00-7:00pm- Shopping & Complimentary Make-Up looks from Tanaz Hair Boutique & Day Spa

BONUS: DJ AB will be on site along with a very special sweet treat. 

Fresh Fashion: Slumber Party

Brand Feature: Love Stories

Love Stories is the brainchild of multi-talented Marloes Hoedeman, who is first and foremost a fashion and interior stylist. Hoedeman began her brand in the hopes of creating beautiful underwear for herself. A combination of high quality products blended with an affordable price. Her biggest inspirations, which guide her creative process, are exploring and travelling the world, filmography and literature. With Love Stories she appeals to women who are looking for comfortable lingerie that can be styled and worn with ease, diminishing the time-consuming complications of trying hundreds of styles on in pursuit of discovering the perfect garment.

Our third event of the series is "Fresh Fashion: Slumber Party" and will have the following schedule:

5:00-5:30pm- Cocktail Hour
5:30-6:00pm- Workshop (About the Brand & Mini Fashion Show)
6:00-7:00pm- Shopping & Complimentary Spa Services from Bengtson Center for Aesthetics & Plastic Surgery.


We hope to see you at one or all of these events! Can't wait! Please RSVP HERE

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