Études x Karl Kani
Continuing with our season’s feel of West Coast vibes that recall vagabondism and soft notions of masculinity, we are excited to introduce our newest collaboration with American fashion brand Karl Kani.
An early 90s prodigy, the hip hop clothing label started to make a name for itself when inspiring the industry with mainstream colors and an altered version of baggy pants. Just like that, Karl Kani paved the roads for its contemporaries, proving how fashion and hip hop are two interrelated worlds — both in the tireless search of human expression.
Being one of Études’ principal influences during its founders’ youth, the collaboration between the two brands aims to celebrate a cultural movement that ever since its inception has served as a consistant reference of mental and physical freedom. The outcome of this creative conspiration results in several different pieces of clothing — like an oversized jacket, unisex hoodies, a pair of shorts or a skirt — featuring bold colors and striped patterns that occasionally are accompanied by the two brands’ distinguishable signatures.
This is a modern ode to urban contemplation, pondering the visual possibilities that can exist between the past and the present.