This Friday, Kith partners with Arsham Studio to release an exclusive apparel capsule, as well as an early launch of his upcoming collaboration with adidas Originals. What began as a conversation between Ronnie Fieg and Daniel Arsham about the lack of properly designed studio clothing soon evolved into something bigger. Arsham explained to Fieg that he and his team were in need of more functional and resilient lab attire, and Fieg saw there were ways to improve it. This juxtaposition of the two friends’ backgrounds – one being in art design and the other in apparel design – led to Kith working with Arsham studio to create a line of studio clothing for Arsham’s team.
After having so many people inquire about Arsham and his team’s clothing, he knew they helped fill a void in the marketplace. Therefore they produced a limited run of the apparel to release publicly. These pieces include lab coats, workpants, two tees, and a work cap, all of which are crafted from custom-milled pima cotton fabric. The Lab Coat features hidden snap closures, articulated vents for mobility, and various pockets designed for storage and accessibility. The hand pockets feature a unique system that doubles as a conventional pocket and an entry vent for pants pockets. The Workpant also features multiple pockets for secure storage, as well as a stretch-fabric composition for increased motion.
Releasing with this capsule is an early launch of the adidas Originals x Daniel Arsham New York Present, the latest collaborative model in the duo’s series. As its name dictates, this model takes a more modern approach to the silhouette’s design than its predecessor. The upper is executed with matte neoprene and tonal nubuck overlays. The Three Stripes logos are replaced with elastic side panels, and the tongues are asymmetrically branded with Daniel Arsham and adidas. The upper sits atop a tonal grey BOOST midsole, making this the first model to release with this grey-colored technology.
The Arsham Studio Standard Issue Capsule and the adidas Originals x Daniel Arsham New York Present both release this Friday at all Kith shops and at 11AM EST on Kith.com.
Photography: Nolan Persons