Akademiks (an intentional misspelling of "academics") is an American brand of urban clothing popular with devotees of hip hop music. The label was founded in partnership by two brothers, Donwan and Emmett Harrell.
In 2004, the label achieved a degree of notoriety when its advertisements on New York MTA buses, which included the tagline "Read Books, Get Brain", were banned. Although MTA officials had not originally realised that there was any double meaning in this phrase, it was later pointed out that "get brain" was in fact a slang term for "receive oral sex" along the lines of "get head".
Akademiks has gained popularity in the fashion industry due to the number of celebrities who wear the brand's PRPS jeans.
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Akademiks has gained popularity in the fashion industry due to the number of celebrities who wear the brand's PRPS jeans. Recently, Gap has begun to use celebrity spokesmodels in their television advertisements, including Daft Punk, Madonna, JC Chasez, Missy Elliot, Lenny Kravitz, Sarah Jessica Parker, Tweet, Mary J Blige, and Joss Stone. Although MTA officials had not originally realised that there was any double meaning in this phrase, it was later pointed out that "get brain" was in fact a slang term for "receive oral sex" along the lines of "get head". Phantom Planet frontman Alex Greenwald became the popular face of many television commercials for Gap. In 2004, the label achieved a degree of notoriety when its advertisements on New York MTA buses, which included the tagline "Read Books, Get Brain", were banned. In addition to the unique visual elements and the use of popular music, the commercials are also notable for introducing the American public to time slice photography, more commonly known as "bullet-time" in their commercial "Khakis Swing" (a year before the technology would become popularized by The Matrix). The label was founded in partnership by two brothers, Donwan and Emmett Harrell. They introduced the white letterbox format that has become the signature style of their commercials to date.
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The chain's selection will be targeted at women older than 35. In September 2004, Gap announced the launch of a new chain called Forth & Towne; its first location opened on August 24, 2005, in the Palisades Center in West Nyack, New York. In 2004, Gap sold all of its German operations to the Swedish H&M, its main competitor in Europe. In the United States the campaign was coordinated by the National Labor Committee.
This acceptance came after an international campaign of media criticism and consumer pressure that was organized in Canada by the Maquila Solidarity Network and the Ontario District Council of the Union of Needletrades, Industrial and Textile Employees (UNITE). In December of 1995 Gap became the first major North American retailer to accept independent monitoring of the working conditions in a contract factory producing its garments. Old Navy was launched in 1994, as a value chain with a specialty flair. Banana Republic, formerly a catalog retailer selling safari themed clothing, was purchased by the company in 1983, and eventually was rebranded as an upscale clothing retailer.
The current CEO of Gap is Paul Pressler, who previously ran the Disney theme parks. The Fisher family collectively owns about 25% of the company. Donald Fisher retired as Chairman of the Board in 2004 and was replaced by his son, Robert Fisher. had approximately 150,000 employees and operated 3,005 stores worldwide.
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The name came from the growing differences between children and adults, called "the generation gap", which reached its peak with the hippie movement. Gap was founded in 1969 by Donald Fisher and Doris Fisher. . also owns and runs the Old Navy, Banana Republic, and Forth & Towne clothing store chains.
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