Archive for the ‘interviews’ Category

INTERVIEW: KAT MACONIE

By Ivan Padilla Main image by Elvin Tavarez Images courtesy of Kat Maconie Known for signature gold hardware details, block heels and strong prints, Kat Maconie has, in seven years, expanded from a small range […]

HOW SOKO IS SUPPORTING ARTISTS + EMPOWERING WOMEN

By Ivan Padilla Photographs courtesy of Soko Originally founded in Nairobi, Kenya, Soko is redefining the aesthetics of ethical fashion, creating modern accessories that appeal to consumers while working with marginalized artisans who would otherwise […]

INTERVIEW: KRISTIN KONTROL

You’ll recognize Kristin Welchez as the founder and lead singer of Dum Dum Girls (in which she was known as Dee Dee). Now known as Kristin Kontrol, she’s back with a new project, 2016’s X-Communicate, […]

INTERVIEW: JANICZA BRAVO

As filmmaker Janicza Bravo gears up to release her first feature-length film Lemon – which will have its world premiere at Sundance this January – she talks with the OAK crew about her creative process, why it’s important to […]

BREDA TELLS US WHY WE STILL NEED A WRISTWATCH

By Ivan Padilla What does a watch say about its wearer? We asked a few people to share their reasons for wearing a wristwatch and the answers I received ranged from strictly for style to […]

INTERVIEW: SCOTT EWALT

Photograph by Kristi Lebowitz Interview By Conor Riley Ever wonder who was creating the genius fliers for Ladyfag’s Holy Mountain parties? Meet Scott Ewalt, visual artist and New York legend, who is also responsible for […]

MEET THE STAFF: OAK BEVERLY BLVD.

  Yesterday you met the staff at OAK DTLA, today get to know the crew at 7228 Beverly Blvd. as they tell you their favorite spots to hang out in LA, how they describe their […]

MEET THE STAFF: OAK DTLA

  The OAK crew in LA are taking over our social media this week, giving you their guide to the city that’s home to two out of four OAK retail locations. Today, get to know […]

MIXED MEDIUM: PAUL MPAGI SEPUYA

  By Dez’Mon Omega Fair Interview by Conor Riley Photographs courtesy of Paul Mpagi Sepuya UCLA’s Graduate Open Studios on Saturday offered a range of creative expression; from hand drawings to installation and performance all […]

MIXED MEDIUM: SAMANTHA WEST

  With our Moving Spaces Show only a few days away at OAK 910 S. Broadway, we’re introducing you to photographer Samantha West, the third artist exhibiting at the show. Check out some of Samantha’s […]

MIXED MEDIUM: HARRISON DRIGGS FRALEY

  For this installment of Mixed Medium, we’re going inside the workspace of and talking to artist Harrison Driggs Fraley, who will be exhibiting his work at this Friday’s Moving Spaces Show at OAK 910 […]

MIXED MEDIUM: DEZ’MON OMEGA FAIR

  As we draw closer to next Friday’s Moving Spaces Show at OAK 910 S. Broadway in DTLA, we’ll be introducing you to the participating artists in our Mixed Medium series. First up is Dez’Mon […]

MIXED MEDIUM: MATT TIERNEY

By Conor Riley My friend Matt lives in a studio with high ceilings and tons of light right off the Graham L train in Williamsburg. Anyone who lives in Brooklyn knows that this find is […]

OAK FAMILY ALBUM: ROMANCE

To hold us over until Romance’s live debut tonight at Cameo, the guys made us an exclusive mix to go along with their V-day survey. Check them both out below, and if you’re in NYC […]

OAK FAMILY ALBUM: NOMI RUIZ

As the NYC crew gets ready for tomorrow night’s party at Cameo, check out our Family Album shoot with Nomi Ruiz, her Valentine’s Day advice below.

INTERVIEW: THE SQUAD

By Sara Gee As we get ready for Friday’s OAK + THE SQUAD event at OAK 7228 Beverly Blvd in LA, Sara stopped by the designers’ Venice Beach studio for an interview and first look […]

MIXED MEDIUM: AMY WILDE

OAK: How long have you been illustrating? AMY WILDE: My father was my inspiration to start drawing at a young age. He would work long hours and weekends when I was a child so days […]

INTERVIEW: JOEL ANDRIANOMEARISOA

As we get ready to launch NEVER ENDING STORY our collaboration with Joel Andrianomearisoa at OAK Paris tomorrow evening, we took a minute to speak with the artist about the “sentimental” products he designed for […]

STUDIO SESSION / INTERVIEW: ADAM J. KURTZ

Adam wears the OAK Dashiki Popover + A.OK Leather Baseball Cap (back online soon) Photographs by Jorge William Concha + Adam J. Kurtz Our friend Adam J. Kurtz is getting ready to release his book […]

MIXED MEDIUM: MARIANNE VLASCHITS + FANNI FUTTERKNECHT

Mari wears Portland Garment Factory Rain Blazer, OAK Crew Neck Sweater in Fatigue, and OAK Karate Sweatpant Fanni wears Rick Owens DRKSHDW Combo Exploder Jacket, OAK Long Drop Shoulder Tee in Haze, and OAK Baggy […]

INTERVIEW: ‘PSYCHOS’ AUTHOR TANNER COHEN

Brooklyn-based writer and actor Tanner Cohen is about to release Psychos, a sequel to the New York Times best-seller White Girl Problems, which follows the trials and tribulations of shopping addict Babe Walker. We recently stopped […]

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