JAHNKOY - New $pirit Village
JAHNKOY is a NYC based, family fashion brand by Burkindy and Marusya Tamboura. JAHNKOY is a global movement towards craftsmanship and cultural restoration. The purpose of JAHNKOY is to redefine and rebuild creative expression in adornment and to restore the tremendous variety of skills and techniques that our ancestors used for the garment's creation. JAHNKOY stands for the cultural unity of all nations and emphasizes craft as an ultimate tool towards the healing of mankind. JAHNKOY garments are hand-crafted in Brooklyn, NYC, with the hand-made materials sourced from artisanal communities around the world.
JAHNKOY has started, as a craftivist art/fashion practice with Marusya's graduate collection «DISPLACED» (2016), emphasizing the necessity of global cultural restoration and the revival of craftsmanship through the lens of Sportswear. The collection underlined the urgency of racial equality, diversity and sustainability in Fashion Industry. Following that, JAHNKOY's work has been developing through a series of socio-cultural fashion projects. The work was realized through the creation of fashion shows, exhibitions, community events and workshops. it has been presented in NYC, USA, as well travelled to South Africa, Brazil, China, India and Russia. Projects were created, as a part of JAHNKOY’s residency at Restoration-Art Cultural Center, (Brooklyn) and has been supported by PUMA and Swarovski.
JAHNKOY is a finalist of the LVMH Prize (2017), she has been listed in Forbes “30 under 30” in Art and Style Category, (2018), as well as chosen for Esquire "12 Apostles" in Art Category (2021). JAHNKOY was the participant of CFDA "Elain's Gold Launch Pad" program (2018) and the finalist of FGI "Rising Star" (2023).
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The New York Times
"Vying for the LVMH Prize: Young, Gifted and Important to Know"
Business of Fashion
"This is a proposal of how we can revive handiwork through modern, contemporary garments. It's ancient, but it's new."
"Jahnkoy is a Cultural Movement. The inherently human message of harmony, individuality, and connectivity is powerful one to present in this troubling times"
"Jahnkoy is using athleisure as a jet on which heritage threads can hitch a ride out of history and into the future"
"We are residents of one big village, where everyone is relatives to each other"