Smalltalk ─ März 2015 Lakenzie


Smalltalk mit Chris Lakov von Lakenzie aus Sofia, Bulgarien.

Please introduce yourself…

Chris Lakov from Lakenzie in Sofia, Bulgaria.

Where do you get your inspiration?

I love to travel a lot which is definitely number once source of inspiration. Followed closely by Hip Hop music and culture. Other huge aspects include art, design and doing a shit tonne of fashion based research.

Do you work alone or do you collaborate with others? Any collaborations planned?

I like to start the creative process individually, then lead into getting advice and feedback from a select few people that I work with and hugely trust. As for collaborations with other brands, we actually have been brainstorming some really exciting things, but that´s as much as I’m giving away. 

How important is music while working on new stuff?

When I’m working on the less thrilling aspects of running a company such as marketing plans, finance stuff etc I can’t concentrate with any music playing. However, when designing, I NEEEED it!

What music is playing right now?

My playlist consists of 80% Hip Hop. Currently listening to two albums. Drake, „If you reading this it’s too late“ and Oddisee, „People hear what they see“. Also the track, „Ongoing Thing“ (feat. Oddisee) by 20syl is too good. 

Name a current „anti-trend“.

Has been and always will be, floral. 

Great labels we should know about?

We’re huge fans of Filling Pieces

Great blogs we should visit?

I mostly follow business blogs; the Seth Godin blog is great and so are the Lewis Howes podcasts

Your bestseller?

Our Benjamin Pants have been crazy popular so far. The black and white colour way in particular. 


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