February 28, 2011
After several sneak previews in some of the finest mags out there our highly anticipated boutique line named “K1Xclusive” has finally dropped. Kicking off the K1Xclusive Spring 2011 line is an apparel pack called “Le Dünk“, which proclaims dunking as a form of art. Leading lifestyle/streetwear blog highsnobiety.com was the first to feature the news, and they only bring you the best of the best. LeDünk is available as of today at selcted premium accounts like Colette (Paris), Bottega Back Door (Bologna), Pool (Munich), Overkill (Berlin), FourTwoFour on Fairfax (L.A.) and on KICKZ.COM. “Dunking is an art coming straight from the heart.”
February 23, 2011
After a short preview on the official USA release of the K1X DCAC Patrick Mohr Edition earlier here’s a closer look at the very special Concept Shop FourTwoFour on Fairfax which will launch the limited sneaker tomorrow night in Los Angeles with special guest Patrick Mohr himself.
The founders of FourTwoFour on Fairfax Concept Shop came together in the spirit of collaborative creativity to have a place that features cutting edge ideas in design – be it fashion, lifestyle, and art – without limitations. FourTwoFour evokes a feeling of the turn of the century meets the future, a salon inspired by cities like Paris and New York, crash landing in Los Angeles. Above all the shop has become famous for their very own sneaker crowns.
Sneaker Crowns™ is a hand crafted shoe accessory which can be worn on sneakers (or even dress shoes).The quality is without question. This includes everything from the hand drawn sketches to hand carved waxes. From the solid bronze and silver castings which are completed with the finest finishes available to the aircraft technology that was employed to ensure the piece stays on the shoe under any circumstances. A jewelry line 100% produced in the U.S.A.
And so the circle is complete since a distinct characteristic of the DCAC “Patrick Mohr edition” is the wooden triangle which is located on the shoe’s tongue and also doubles as an accessory that can be worn as an amulet while the individuality of the shoe is completed by an innovative leather strap which is attached to the upper part of the heel. It can be fixed to the ankle or lower leg or be worn as a wrist-accessory.
To a great release event!
February 22, 2011
FourTwoFour on Fairfax Concept Space presents the official release event for the Patrick Mohr x K1X “DCAC MK1”. FourTwoFour is one of only a few stores in the United States to feature this special designer sneaker available in limited quantities. This release event will be held at FourTwoFour on Fairfax in an intimate atmosphere of the fashion industry’s elite, including FourTwoFour’s friends.
Find out all the details for the release after the jump!
Friday, February 25th, 2011
Press Check in: 6:30pm
Early Arrival Encouraged
Complementary hors d’oeuvres and cocktails will be provided.
FourTwoFour on Fairfax Concept Shop
424 N. Fairfax Ave.
Los Angeles, CA 90036
(Between Beverly and Melrose)
January 12, 2011
K1X has worked on some brow raising projects lately. The 4-E basketball design project (feat. Marok, Frank 151 Feat. Stay High 149, Bill McMullen & Mode2), the footwear design co-op with vanguard German fashion designer Patrick Mohr or our cinematic tribute to NYC basketball featuring Pete Rock and Red Cafe for example. We will continue to team up with interesting brands, artists and influencers in order to keep y’all on your toes. And to hone that special edge we have become known for. Actually, the demand for exclusive content and limited products was the driving force behind our newest brand category, “K1Xclusive”.
“K1Xclusive” = strictly exclusive products for strictly exclusive accounts. K1X was a trail blazing player in turning basketball into lifestyle, now K1Xclusive looks to propel basketball lifestyle into the high end streetwear sector. Providing only the finest in K1X footwear, apparel and accessories, the K1Xclusive line was specially designed for handpicked streetwear boutiques: dope product, limited editions and top level distribution. K1Xclusive Spring 2011 will drop this February…
January 11, 2011
Notorious street artist and photografer JR is one of the most interesting characters in street art today and has become famous for his large black-and-white photographic images in surprising public locations. He exhibits his photographs in the street that he qualifies as “the largest art gallery in the world.” His work combines art and action and deals with commitment, freedom, identity and limits.
Today we can give you an excluisve preview at his new documentary “Women are heroes” about women in the 21st century which will air on January 12th 2011. Check out the trailer below. On another page JR is also the first dude to get his hands on a pair of our limited K1X DCACs Sierra Leone Edition. The sneakers will drop late March 2011 and be available at selected retailers like Colette (Paris), Pool (Munich), Streetammo (Aalborg), PICKYOURSHOES.COM and on KICKZ.COM, who will each hold 1 of 22 unique styles limited to 15 pairs each!
Stay tuned for more information!
December 22, 2010
Our friends over at Bounce Mag got a special treat for you this season. They have published an exlcusive sneak preview of our K1Xclusive pack, which will release early next year in limited quantities. Check out the images by clicking the image below and keep your eyes glued to k1x.com for more details on this pack!
November 3, 2010
If you have ever been surfing the web for the very latest and most exclusive brands you will most definitely have come across Karmaloop.com! So if you’re still on the hunt for our limited edition Four Elements basketballs the friendly people from Karmaloop will be happy to assist you like RR!
October 30, 2010
The smallest dude in the league always knew “You can’t teach heart”. That’s why we dedicated the fourth and final tee of our limited edition PLAY HARD ICONS series to him. Get the Lil Pee Gee Tee at selected retailers now!
October 29, 2010
Today’s part of the limited PLAY HARD ICONS series is the “Lil Stilt Tee”. Black like the “little black book”. The man who claimed to have slept with over 20,000 women was also quite a player on the court. On both coasts. Pick it up at Kickz.com or at selected retailers now!
October 28, 2010
It’s time for the second t-shirt of our exclusive series we did with Lil Thugs (Paris). Today’s choice is the “Lil Manchild Tee”. His dunks always had extra mustard on top. In the 90ies, he reigned supreme when it came to above-the-rim-action. All types of action, actually…
You can win this very limited edition shirt if you head over to our friends from MVP Magazine or you can pick it up at an elite group of selected retailers.
October 27, 2010
We teamed up with got-next artist Lil Thugs from Paris to create an exclusive series of t-shirts featuring four iconic ballplayers that personify our trademark “play hard – don’t embarrass our products” philosophy. All designs are exclusive to K1X and feature the unique cartoon illustrrations that have cemented Lil‘ Thug’s reputation as the definition of “streetwise”. Because greatness lies in the details. After portraying west coast hip hop culture (also see The Game’s recent album cover “It must be me“), Lil Thugs is ready to floss his skills on the hardwood.
Today: Bad Boys Tee
These guys are the epitome of “whatever it takes”. Back to back champions, baby!
Keep it glued to k1x.com for the other three tees of this exclusive pack!
October 26, 2010
Bobbito Garcia, co-director of the upcoming documentary “Doin’ It In The Park: Pick-up Basketball, NYC” (360 Creative Films), has contributed to the Jock Doc film series at Harlem’s Maysles Cinema by organizing and hosting Playground Basketball, starting tomorrow Oct. 27th. During the three day event, a number of basketball documentaries will be shown – including our very own “Heart & Soul of New York City”.
October 6, 2010
Last week we launched the much anticipated DCAC remix by Patrick Mohr at Berlin’s CLVII boutique, with a little get together for selected heads. The event also featured the inaugural presentation of two unique customized pairs of the shoe: One version was pimped in typical manner by CLVII with Swarowski stones, while the other was enhanced by Patrick Mohr himself, using differently shaped wooden elements tieing back to his trademark and the special features (such as the wooden triangle) of the K1X DCAC Patrick Mohr Edition. To get a better look, visit the CLVII store in Meinekestr. 5 (10719 Berlin) or peep the images after the jump.
Friends, media and local hipsters gathered on location to celebrate the international launch of the exclusive silhouette (limited to 150 pairs worldwide!) backed by the tunes of DJ Alexkid. Thanks to Absolut Vodka, Becks, Aloha and our friends from K1X Energy for the drinks!
For those who missed out, check the recap video & pics after the jump and watch out for the 2nd Edition of the K1X DCAC Patrick Mohr Edition available in nubuck leather and 3 new colorways dropping summer 2011 at selected retailers. Order your pair online (while there are still some left) at CLVII!
Photo credit: Nady El-Tounsy & Julia Schoirer
September 24, 2010
StyleMag-online.net is the online version of notorious and Berlin based culture magazine Style and the Family Tunes. As its name implies it’s all about style. So is our strictly limited (150 pairs worldwide!!) K1X DCAC Patrick Mohr Edition which will be released at CLVII Berlin tomorrow. The sneaker will be available at CLVII Stores (Berlin/Paris) only. Pre-order: email@example.com
September 22, 2010
Premium blog Highsnobiety is the measure of all things when it comes to lifestyle, streetwear, fashion and streetculture. Our much anticipated K1X DCDC Patrick Mohr Edition combines all that. Check the article and get ready for the global release this upcoming Saturday, Sept 25th at CLVII Berlin. Limited to 150 pairs worldwide you might wanna pre-order: firstname.lastname@example.org
July 16, 2010
The trail blazing fashion/lifestyle blog Highsnobiety launched their first ever print mag during the Bread&Butter trade show in Berlin last week. Congratulations, fellas! The virgin magazine features a selection of Highsnobiety’s favourite fashion editorials as well as juicy news from their favorite brands. K1X is in the mix with a sneak preview of our much anticipated “Decade Pack”, which will drop spring 2011 at selected boutiques only. Special thanks go to Robert Wunsch, who made this beautiful editorial happen.
June 17, 2010
When two worlds collide there’s usually a big explosion. In this case the bang can be heard from Berlin to Paris, two trail blazing cities that the notorious CLVII store calls home. The K1X DCAC Patrick Mohr edition is limited to 150 pairs world wide and only available at CLVII Berlin and CLVII Paris (fall 2010). To make a long story short: Basketball brand meets vanguard fashion designer meets top shelf streetwear boutique. Stay tuned for more details. For pre-order contact:
May 1, 2010
Yes, it’s about that time. Rain, sleet and snow have made way for the sun, long evenings and fresh sneakers. Early may, when Europe’s hardwood champions have been crowned and the NBA playoffs shift into full gear, marks the inofficial start of the real basketball season: the streetball season! That’s when reputations are made, nicknames are born and every ballplayer naturally gravitates towards that “thump”, “thump” sound of his or her home court. Playground basketball is where it all started. Playground basketball is where talent is honed and friendships are made. It’s where neighborhoods gather and where skills and sweat are a currency. That’s especially true for the mecca of basketball, New York City. Nowhere else do streetball tournaments, players and games attract a quasi-religious following. Dollars, pride and bragging rights are on the line. Believe the hype!
The idea for a visual love letter to NY basketball was born when Red Cafe’s unreleased track “Heart & Soul” established itself as an instant office-favorite at K1X headquarters in Munich (Germany) last spring. Niels Jager (K1X Go-To Guy): “The tune was on replay 24/7. And one day it hit us: let’s build a statue for NYC streetball!” Red Cafe’s ode to the city that never sleeps is a Pete Rock production that boasts all the makings of a hip hop classic. K1X, who has been active in the outfitting of several high profile NYC streetball tournaments for several years, was all the more surprised to find out that this beast of a tune was not yet a prime focus of Red Cafe’s record label. Shake Down quickly agreed to let K1X shoot a poetic clip for the song, whose lyrics are a glowing personification of K1X’s appreciation for street basketball: The Heart & Soul of New York City.
French streetball documentarist Kevin Couliau (Asphalt Chronicles), who spent the summer of 2009 in the five boroughs hunting down supreme blacktop action, was a natural choice to capture the raw essence of NYC and its rich streetball culture. As was the Canon 5D Mark II as Couliau’s weapon of choice. Art director / director / producer Thibaut de Longeville (director of the acclaimed “Just For Kicks” sneaker culture documentary) and motion graphic designer Vincent Dumond of 360 Creative in Paris added their visual expertise to the project and took care of elegant motion graphics and bona fide post production.
The outcome of this work celebrates its world premiere today. The clip features action from K1X affiliated tournaments in Harlem (“Together We Chill” and “Kingdome Classic”) and the Lower East Side (“Lower Manhattan Classic”) as well as a variety of other city courts and an impressive array of cameos by iconic players, opinion leading heads and a bunch of regular dudes. Bobbito Garcia, who got an early preview of the clip last winter had this to say: “It’s so beautiful, man. It’s snowing tonight but it made me look forward to the coming summer months again.”
Get the third of our limited wallpapers by clicking the image above!
April 27, 2010
Since the release of our tribute to New York City streetball is getting closer, here is the second of our exclusive wallpapers for you. Make sure to check back Saturday, May 1st for the full length video of Red Cafe’s “Heart and Soul of New York City” right here at k1x.com!