In an ongoing celebration of Kith's fifth year in business, the New York-based lifestyle brand presents its collaboration with Japanese streetwear pioneer A Bathing Ape. The duo have partnered to create a co-branded assortment of apparel, accessories, and a special footwear element. Ronnie Fieg will introduce the very first handmade rendition of the classic Bapesta. The Ronnie Fieg x A Bathing Ape Bapesta is handcrafted in Portugal using premium Italian materials. Two versions are offered - an all-white tumbled leather model and a lush sand-colored suede model. Both sit atop carefully molded rubber sole units that mirrors yet elevates the Bapesta's original midsole. Each is offered in custom branded packaging and includes custom shoe trees and dust bags. The apparel is comprised of four original graphic tees, each made in Japan. Two tees are emblazoned with a special Bape-camo version of the Kith logo, while the other two exhibit the Fiegsta logo. Lastly, a 59Fifty fitted cap has been created in partnership with New Era, and features an all-over white Bape camo print. Lastly, this lookbook was modeled by New York hip hop artist Joey Badass. The Kith x A Bathing Ape Collection releases tomorrow at Kith Manhattan, Kith Brooklyn, the Kith x Bergdorf Goodman Shop, and KithNYC.com. The Ronnie Fieg x A Bathing Ape Bapesta's will also release in small sizes at the Kith Women's Store.
Photography: Nolan Persons
Styling: Mellany Sanchez