The innovative clothing brand AFFXWRKS was founded in 2016 by Kiko Kostadinov, stylist and creative consultant Stephen Mann, MACKINTOSH project designer Taro Ray, and Gimme Five founder Michael Kopelman. Created initially as a radio program on the pirate radio station Know-Wave, the collective continues reinventing the concept of functional utilitarianism under the slogan “New Utility,” balancing abstract and basic themes on traditional workwear pieces.