MKNK streetwear brand comes to you from Instanbul, Turkey, owned by Derin Ciler aka MEKAZOO (stands for Mechanic Zoo), who started to design toys as a side project at 2007. He is a freelance designer mostly focused on Toy/Character Design, Illustration, apparel and graphic design. The capital letters in the name of the t-shirt line come from the word “mekanik” and the concept revolves around popular culture and urban life – the clothes we all love to wear when we want to feel comfortable. The designs have a touch of nostalgia to them, reminding you of oldschool styles but they are carefully framed by sharp, modern tones.
The brand is bent on creating only limited edition products, of the highest quality and this will not change in the future, since Derin is determined to stand against trends, hype or making designs just for the sake of selling clothes. As you will see from his Behance and Society6 profiles, the design style is very well defined and reminiscent of mecha suits which is a big passion of his. This line is an extension of a very well rounded artists that is unwilling to compromise, his works being inspired by sci-fi, mechas, videogames and b-movies. You can also find him on Facebook and Twitter for updates on the line!
For a t-shirt line with limited edition items, the prices are quite decent: $25 for t-shirts, $60 for hoodies and $35 for awesome snapbacks, on which the logo works perfectly! And you get a free paper toy with each t-shirt!
Check out the following video for a presentation of the street wear in its perfect environment:
Tshirts are Limited Edition of 100. All shirts are
100% Combed Ring Spun Cotton and printed with eco-friendly water-based inks. Each shirt comes with a free paper toy and sticker.
Hoodies are Limited Edition of 70 per color. They are cut and sew 350 GSM Triple Yarn Hooded Sweatshirt, with brushed in-lining, e Cotton 5 Polyester, 30/60/10 fabric. Each comes with a free sticker from MKNK Sticker Pack 01.
Snapbacks are Limited Edition of 50 per design, 15% Wool & 85% Acrylic, 3D embroidery, One size fits all. Each comes with a free sticker from MKNK Sticker Pack 01.