Anarchic Adjustment

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Anarchic Adjustment
Industryfashion clothing
Founded1986[citation needed]
FounderNick Philip
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Anarchic Adjustment was a fashion clothing company founded in 1986[citation needed] by British clothing designer Nick Philip.[1] It initially focused on skate punk wear but later, operating in San Francisco, California, became known for its rave fashion, such as T-shirts featuring aliens, UFOs, or MDMA-inspired slogans like "open your mind."[1][2]

Anarchic Adjustment opened two fashion shops in Japan, one opened in Tokyo in 1994, west of Ebisu station[3] and a second store in the American Village in Osaka inside the American Village Parco Store. Alan Brown, along with Joi Ito were responsible for founding the Anarchic stores in Japan.[citation needed]

Hiroshi Fujiwara, DJ, Mixmaster Morris, Towa Tei of Deelite, and Timothy Leary were early adopters of Anarchic Adjustment fashion.[citation needed] Hiroshi featured "Anarchic" in his Fujiwara Adjustment section of Cutie Magazine and Timothy Leary wore "Anarchic" whenever he could.[citation needed]


  1. ^ a b Mireille Silcott: Rave America: New School Dancescapes. ISBN 978-1-55022-383-5 p.63 ("A graphic designer named Nick Philip created a San Fran rave-gear company called Anarchic Adjustment, specializing in T-shirts emblazoned with buzz phrases like 'open your mind' and images of aliens; the company was soon raking in thirty thousand dollars a season.")
  2. ^ Reynolds, Simon (June 19, 2013). Generation Ecstasy. Routledge. p. 152. ISBN 978-0415923736. San Francisco's cyber-mystic shtick manifested itself most blatantly through rave fashion and flyers. Nick Philip's clothing company, Anarchic Adjustment, went from purveying skatepunk wear to being 'a mouthpiece for loved-up ecstasy consciousness.' [...] 'We were the first to put aliens and UFOs on shirts,' claims Philip.
  3. ^ "Shop Info : CONNECTED, TOKYO". 2007-12-12. Archived from the original on 2007-12-12. Retrieved 2023-06-13.{{cite web}}: CS1 maint: bot: original URL status unknown (link)