Our iconic “Darwin Hip Hop” design is back by popular demand…!
A new series of 80 limited tie-dye tank tops marks the third collaboration between *folorunsho and K1X and was released exclusively at Pigalle (Paris), MRQT (Stuttgart), Unotre (Italy) and Feature Sneaker Boutique (Las Vegas) on April 4th.
*folorunsho is a creative collective from Sierra Leone, formed in 2011 by 20 young men aged 14–22, who were living under crucial circumstances in a gutter called “Lion Base” in the central part of Freetown. The Lion Base crew personifies the transformation from a ‘struggle for existence’ to ‘creators,’ transforming the ‘impossible’ to “I’m possible”.
Still stricken by the aftermath of the war it was impossible to find the necessary material in Sierra Leone. Thus the journey led to the neighbouring country Guinea. Back in Sierra Leone the material was then hand tied and dyed using local indigo colour. The production of the tank tops involved lots of innovation and improvisation due to the scarcity of basic necessities in Sierra Leone such as electricity and running water.Finally the material was shipped to Bavaria where 80 individual tank top where cut and sewn.
100% of all profits go directly to the *folorunsho creative collective to provide themselves with food, shelter adequate living conditions and seek an education for the first time in their lives.
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Taking the old to the new …
“Now… what y’all wanna do? Wanna be ballers? Shot-callers? Brawlers!!”
If you are reading this, you are probably one of those heads that call the court “home“. One of those dudes, who lives in the park come summer time. Someone who knows the code…
And if your go-to move is the stuff of legends, if you hoop it up ‘til way past sundown, if a rebound is more important to you than making sure nobody gets hurt, if your mindset is to turn camaraderie into a vicious battle and then back to friendly banter, if you don‘t even notice the bruises and scars, if you‘ve been playing at the same court forever, if you got “next“ without needing to call it, if you‘d stick up for some guy just because you‘ve played with him, if your favorite way to fight a hangover is a good run in the sun, if you know who Billy Hoyle is without having to look it up, if you‘d rather do it in the park than on the hardwood, if the sound of bouncing leather balls on asphalt makes you salivate for action…
If all the above rings a bell… then you have “Park Authority“. Then you are in good company here. Welcome to the Nation of Hoop!
The good folks over at Highsnobiety give you an exclusive preview of our new spring/summer 2014 collection. Enjoy!
Find the full line-up of our K1X Pelican Pack available here!