G-Sync: Punk Fashion Leader Is Pure (West) Michigan | Business
Tommy Allen, Lifestyle Editor
When some people think of the word "fashion," they will naturally think of it purely as a noun. For me, the word fashion as applied by A K Rikk’s General Manager Jim Murray is truly a verb. On the eve of the grand reopening of A K Rikk’s brand new location at 6303 28th St. SE, I think what Murray has done and will continue to do for our local fashion scene involves action.
In reviewing the documentary The September Issue,Detroit News critic Tom Long referred to Anna Wintour of Vogue as a mesmerizing study of the tension between commerce and creativity. Thinking back on the past 18 months since Murray began the latest A K Rikk’s project, the same balancing act between these competing forces is clearly at work for his store and also for our community.
As I toured the lavish and inspired new A K Rikk’s retail home, I had to ask right away, “What is your budget?”
“All kidding aside, I do not know at this point,” said Murray, surveying the rooms at the entry where the staff hurriedly stocked the shelves with...