This Friday, July 21, Kith will be exclusively launching Daniel Arsham's first collaboration with adidas Originals, as the duo reinvent the classic New York silhouette.
Arsham's signature design characteristics are clearly seen on the sneaker, as this model takes on an all-white colorway and features other subtle nuances. The canvas upper is detailed with rugged frayed edges, exuding an inspiration akin to Arsham's Future Relic series. The tongues are co-branded with Daniel Arsham and adidas artwork, while the phone number that helped launch the campaign is displayed on the grey leather heel tabs.
Arsham's artistic approach also includes a very special hidden detail, as an ultraviolet light exposes an invisible message on both midsoles. When under a UV light text appears that reads "THE PAST IS PRESENT" while stitching across the sneakers also turns blue. Lastly, the box each model is packaged in is fully sealed. Meaning that once the box is opened, the seal is broken forever, thus channeling a true work of art.
On Friday Kith will be transforming it's Women's Store at 64 Bleecker St. into a special launch experience. This transformation will be live from Friday to Sunday.
The adidas Originals x Daniel Arsham New York releases exclusively this Friday at the Kith shop at 64 Bleecker St and on Kith.com at 11AM EST. Limited quantities available. Retail is $180 USD.
Photography: Michael Knapp