As you may seen from some of our social media posts that we dropped the Vintage off of Anak Vintage to diffuse any future confusion.
The Ankle Breakers Collection this time around, a lot of you may thinking that's just a twist on the (insert corporate entity here) logos and yes you are right. Ankle Breakers is a double entendre. The first being the obvious of when you're on the basketball court, you "break ankles" when you cross someone up. In general in most sports when you juke someone, you risk breaking their ankles.
The second part is a social critique on how like mafias in the past to collect money from people, they would "break some ankles." The same with (insert corporate entity here) which has through not just historically collected money from those in the Filipino American Diasporic experience without investment but from Black and Brown communities as well. Only recently now there are more designers, decision makers, etc. that reflect our values in these companies. Yet still today, among the highest decision making powers at these corporations as well also lack a certain pigment.
As well, last year in streetwear there was a huge resurgence of bootleg culture. From the huge Warren Lotas case that from the Nike Dunks to many smaller designers doing their own take on the Jordan 1 silhouette. Streetwear has risen back to its historical roots even after how many go premium. From Dapper Dan bootlegging high fashion emblems to repurpose them for Harlem and Bape bootlegging the AF1 for its Japanese audience into its own symbol, we also live in that history.
Photographer: Danica Go