Welcome to a uniquely experimental travel and fashion brand! We are committed to showcasing some of the most exciting local fashion trends from all around the world.
What Anthony Bourdain does for the gastronomic world, ALIAKIM’s Common Thread Project aims to do for the world of fashion. Going beyond superficial fashion and diving deep into cities worldwide, we act as fashion anthropologists, finding the style that encapsulates a community’s vibes.
How do we do this, you ask?
Part One: We have an exciting editorial component where we feature popular local fashionistas, designers and boutiques with the goal of exposing the internationally-minded to new, exciting fashion trends from cultures outside of their own. We also break down the historical, cultural, and sociological roots behind why certain communities wear what they wear. Basically, we give you the #WearsAndWhys! You can find this on our Style, Boutique and Blog pages.
Part Two: Need help finding the best local boutiques and designers for your particular style? Sidewalk Safaris are personalized shopping tours that can transform any local trend into your next major look. Enjoy a VIP shopping experience at some of the best local boutiques with a personal stylist. Meet local fashion designers face-to-face while learning about the unique cultural and sartorial DNA of a particular community.
Part Three: Now that we’ve turned you into a full fledged fashion tourist, we hope you’ll check out our store, which puts a chic twist on your local souvenir shop. Inspired by the locations, communities and fashionistas that The Common Thread Project visits, we’ve create pieces that blend culturally-specific references with gorgeous fashion elements. Ultimately, we want to represent the experience of local communities through design.
Our mission is to provide men and women with clothing and accessories that artistically express culture, values and identity. We intend to build our company around communities, and the ways they use fashion as a means to communicate who they are—and what they stand for.