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Akomplice Unveils Christmas-Inspired Holiday 2012 Collection

By Jay Casteel   /   Published 12/05/12

After dropping the lookbook days ago, Akomplice officially unveils what their Holiday 2012 collection is comprised of.

The new offering includes a bevy of new silhouettes and styles such as jackets, 5 panels, sweaters and even a proprietary Christmas carol... in the form of X-Mas-styled pieces with their own message.

Some of the key pieces include a politically-charged Santa's Sleigh tee., where the Akomplice flips the script on traditional holiday cheer and offers a behind the scenes look at Santa Clause. On the tee, Santa is situated in a dumpster instead of slay, stuffed with garbage for presents, and driven by child laborers.

"This is not your typical depiction of Kris Kringle," a rep for the brand explains. "Akomplice goes so far as to offer their own Christmas carol for the season, commenting on minimum wage laws in China."

The Woods Jacket is another. It's a nice heavy weight piece that holds details such as wooden buttons, leather patches and cotton pinstripe lining.

Also included within the collection, is an irreverent flip on the classic Christmas sweater, appropriately titled the XXXmas Knit. While it sports the same wool knit construction as your Grandpa's tried and true classic pullover, the subject matter of axes, hookahs, and booze is anything but traditional.

Other notable holiday offerings include collaborative outerwear pieces with both Hieroglyphics and Leaders 1354. The color-blocked Akomplice x Hieroglyphics pullover marks the third year running the two cohorts have linked up. Akomplice also adds to their longstanding relationship with Windy City-based boutique Leaders in the form of the Varsity jacket. The piece comes complete with a pair of contrast hoods that can be zipped on or off.

Rounding out the collection are numerous hats including additions to the native-inspired Apache collection. And, they introduce an innovative new twist on the classic 5 panel with their hybrid 5 panel snapback.

Akomplice co-founder, Patrick Liberty, says the fit is like a "snapback fused with a 5 panel."

The Akomplice Holiday 2012 Collection hit the brand's webstore and fine retailers worldwide on Saturday (December 8). For more info, visit Akomplice-Clothing.com.