As NYC’s Harlem neighborhood undergoes another Renaissance in the recent years. Athletics footwear label K-Swiss is paying tribute to the original Harlem Renaissance that took place in 1920s. Together with Japanese retailer atmos, its flagships in both Harajuku & Harlem. K-Swiss is scheduled to pre-launch 6 models that infused the cultural identities unique to Harlem, the continuing influences the Harlem Renaissance had on literature, poetry, and not least of them all, jazz.
To keep within the K-Swiss’ tradition of streamlined aesthetics, most of these cultural incorporation will not be visible at first glance. Instead, a subtle approach was applied, allowing this special collection to tell a story without alteration to its classic silhouette.
The collection preview will take place on September 27th at atmos Tokyo, with subsequent releases across the globe throughout the Fall season.
4-32-8 Jingumae | Map
Shibuya-ku, Tokyo Japan
TEL #: +81-3-5772-1655
Pre-Release Date: September 27th (Saturday)
More photos after the jump…
K-Swiss x atmos – Classic LX Hi – White
K-Swiss x atmos – Classic Lo – Black
K-Swiss x atmos – Classic Lo – White
K-Swiss x atmos – Si-18 Rannell Lo
K-Swiss x atmos – Si-18 Bristel Hi