The Southwest’s uncanny balance of tantalizing vistas and treacherous conditions can be as rewarding as they are daunting, as the brutal elements and dangerous landscape is not for the faint of heart. Those who cannot only endure but conquer these harsh conditions, however, can have experiences that most never will. These outdoor pioneers and their camaraderie serve as the inspiration for Kith’s creation of the Element Exploration Agency. The EEA stands as the cornerstone for a spectrum of performance product that includes apparel, footwear, and accessories designed with select iconic sportswear brands. These brands include Columbia Sportswear, Adidas, TUMI, Oakley, and G-Shock.
The Kith Utah Collection will be released at all Kith shops and at 11AM EST on Kith.com on Friday, March 30th. Below is a breakdown of each collaborator’s offering in the collection: Kith x Columbia Sportswear Kith partners with Columbia Sportswear to create an outdoors-inspired 30-style range of apparel and accessories. This assortment is broken into three different primary color palettes which reflect the three branches of the EEA – Element, Exploration, and Agency. The garments are designed to offer optimal function in extreme terrains, utilizing Columbia’s iconic technology and fabrics through Kith’s signature lens. Styles include the Chuting Jacket and matching convertible Pant, the ripstop Santa Anna Windsuit, the patterned Powder Fleece Pullover and Shorts, Omni-Freeze Base Layer Top and Bottom, as well as caps, waist bags, and backpacks. Kith x adidas Terrex Three adidas Terrex styles are reimagined by Kith, including the Jawpaw Slip-On, the Agravic, and the Response TR Boost. Each model features a unique colorway that aligns with the three color palettes of the collection. These colorways also symbolize the intended usage of the footwear, which ranges from water sports, mountain climbing, and hiking. Kith x TUMI The Kith x TUMI Program from this collection is comprised of three styles of bags and key fobs offered in three colorways. The first bag is the 19 Degree Carry-On features a lightweight grooved aluminum outer shell with a bright blue, orange, and yellow patterned interior. The second is the nylon Just In Case Tote, which can folded flat to be packed and is accompanied by a separate small zip sleeve bag. The last is the Jetsetter Bag, a premium canvas and leather bag with multiple compartments for ultimate versatility. Kith x Oakley Kith unarchives the Razor Blade sunglasses silhouette with Oakley for this collection after a long hiatus from the market. Utilizing the original mold, these glasses retain their core retro aesthetic. Whereas the silhouette is retro, the technology is cutting-edge. For the first time these shades receive Oakley’s innovative Prizm-technology lenses, which fine tunes individual wavelengths of the color spectrum to sharpen specific nuances for pinnacle vision. These sunglasses are offered in three colorways and come with a Kith Utah-branded dust bag. Kith x G-Shock
Kith redesigns G-Shock’s iconic DW6900 digital watch. The DW6900 has been a staple since 1995 and features a 200-meter water resistant and shock resistant structure. The watch casing and band feature a geometric pattern seen throughout the collection and is presented in the Element colorway. The DW6900 comes enclosed in a custom co-branded metal lock-box.
Photography: Nolan Persons
Styling: Gianna Santos