Kith returns to Aspen for Winter 2018 to create a seasonal collection that mirrors the elegant mountain town’s unique blend of luxury and utility. This journey was not made alone, as Kith partners with some of the most iconic outdoor sportswear brands in history to execute an unparalleled product experience. Together with adidas, Capita, Columbia, Oakley, and Union, Kith presents the Aspen 2018 Collection.
Kith works with Columbia to create a range of 32 styles, including apparel and accessories, all geared to provide optimal functionality in the harshest winter conditions thanks to Columbia’s pioneering technology. Pieces include a 3-in-1 Parka, which features a weatherproof shell and an inner reversible insulated jacket, as well as pullover weatherproof TurboDownTM hoodies, high pile fleece zip-ups, rain suits, waterproof Omni-TechTM snow pants, and more. The Superstorm Intelligence Team theme is evolved with this collection, dividing the collection into four distinct color palettes.
Footwear is created in partnership with adidas Terrex, executing winterized renditions of the Free Hiker and Agravic silhouettes. The Free Hiker is a sneakerboot hybrid that offers ultimate comfort without sacrificing utility-driven elements to brave the winter landscape, while the low top Agravic offers a more streamlined option for trail running. Kith designs two colorways of each for a four model collection.
Kith continues its relationship with Oakley to craft eyewear and headwear for the collection. The Razor Blade frame serves as the foundation once again for three new Kith designs. This nostalgic frame is updated with Oakley’s innovative PRIZM lens technology, which fine tunes individual colors to enhance the wearer’s visual experience. The duo also crafted gear for mountain activities, including a chrome Mod5 Helmet and Flight Deck Goggles.
Lastly, Kith and Capita developed a special rendition of the 158cm Mothership Snowboard, which features an all-over cloud print and co-branding. Bindings for the board were made with Union to continue the color story from the board to the feet.
Kith Aspen 2018 releases on Wednesday, December 26, at all Kith shops and at 11AM EST on Kith.com.
Photography: Justin Bridges
Styling: Ronnie Fieg