our world b. free collection has received more burn than your average bum’s fruit of the looms. the images below are scans of the latest fashion editorial in europe’s biggest hip hop magazine, juice. make sure to check the links below for an overview of the of the wbf collection on the www!
check “domination” in webster’s, this is what you’ll find: team k1x tearing ish up at the infamous nba basketball challenge. we reminisce over you, my god …http://www.dailymotion.com/video/x4n2f
our man taxi and his golden tigers of ryukyu beat the Tokyo Apache, coached by Joe “Jellybean” Bryant, 89-82 and took home the bj league title. congrats taxi!
germany’s rap-girl no1 kitty kat came to our wbf collection launch party rocking the k1x shorty windbreaker and having a chat with our brand director chris boszczyk.
last week, we celebrated the launch of our much anticipated “world b. free” summer collection 2009 (click banner above for images), as well as the inaugural opening of the brand new showroom (loft) located on the first floor above the kickz.com store in berlin, mitte. the exclusive crowd featured professional ballplayers from alba berlin, streetballers, rappers and heads from the music and film industry (trooper, vanessa, kitty, wilson, steffen, hadnet … ) as well as influentials, oppinion leaders and a whole lotta it-girl-types. berlin’s dj-hero harris (spezializtz) provided the soundtrack (and made sure to let the neighbours know what time it is).
we’d like to thank everybody involved for making this event a night to remember. it was great to bring ballers, hiphop heads, fashion press, sneaker aficionados and opinion leaders together for a good time. big ups go out to finlandia vodka, red bull, aloha, carlsberg and carpe diem.
make sure to click our k1x facebook page to see all pictures of the event!
check this write up of our k1x shorty collection in europe’s biggest hip hop publication juice magazine!
check this link for an in-depth interview with guru of jazzmatazz by the source!
the city of brotherly love, and the sixers franchise in particular, have always shown alotta love for a real city legend, world b. free (currently director of player development & ambassador of 76ers basketball). the latest update on sixers.com features a special editorial that focuses in on k1x’s unique collaboration with the world. scroll down for an exclusive interview!
at 1,78 cm u.s. guard jason gardner may be the smallest player in germany’s top league, but that didn’t stop our guy from doing great things this season. winning mvp honors actually. last week, the 28 year old university of arizona alumni of the ewe oldenburg baskets was voted most valuable player 2008/09 by the bbl’s 18 head coaches and selected media representatives. 15 points, 3 rebounds, 4 assists and 1 steal per game amounted to a +12.3 efficiency rating and lead the baskets to a surprising third place finish in the regular season. sometimes, it pays to be the gardner!
good luck in the playoffs jay, we’re rooting for you!
jay gardner is wearing our shimmy shimmy ya college jacket (blk/wht/pink). also available in lime/wht.
world b. free is the definition of flamboyant, right? that’s why we made a tee to match his persona. shades, flamingos, babes, stars and all that. in knickerbocker colors even – a little wink to world’s beginnings: the streets of new york city.
The Chiefglider was K1X’s original claim to fame. After 29 variations in color and theme (feat. Team Sierra Leone, Rucker, and Bobbito Garcia among others), the Chiefglider got a well deserved breather. Now, the K1X classic is back in a remodeled lower version, in honor of basketball’s 70ies style icon World B Free. Like its mid-top counter part, the new low version features the patented w.h.u.i.t.a. spring pad in the shoe’s forefoot and w.l.o.t.c. shock-absorbtion cushion in the heel, making it jiggy for on- as well as off-court moves. The baby-blue/orange/white colors tie back to World’s former San Diego team unis, while the infamous soup can is an adaption of World’s trash talk (he used to scream “hot soup” while scoring on defenders). In tune with World’s legendary pizzazz, the K1X Chiefglider Lo (World B Free Edition) got more flavor than a can of Campbell’s chicken-noodle.
the k1x tfb asian invasion has taken china by storm. the flight brothers are back from a tour that left nothing but dropped jaws and broken glass in beijing, guangzhou, chengdu and shanghai. werm, jus fly and special fx did what they do best – exceed expectations and shut gyms down. stay tuned for exclusive video footage of the tour right here at k1x.com!
the official launch of our “tribute to world b. free” collection takes place this thursday in the heart of berlin city. soundtrack provided by dj harris (aka binichnich / spezializtz).
by invitation only. event pics right here next weekend.
you’ll be getting daily updates (pics, clips, insides) on our new collection right here. but to begin with, we’d like to tell you why we decided to create our summer ’09 line around world b. free. we first met world at the all star game in philly 2002. he was hard to miss: beaming smile, shiny suit and the center of attention, even years after having played his last game for the sixers. his flamboyance as a player, as well as his unique sense of style, were an immediate source of inspiration. he loved the idea of teaming up with k1x and was quick to send us his first footwear sketch (below). this turned out to be a major inspiration and important contribution to our “check ya mama” pattern, which illustrates the career and persona of the one and only world b. free.
check back tomorrow for more …
elevtaor is wearing the “check ya mama hoody” (available in plum/grey/pink and orange/white summer-sky), “double impact wifebeater” (available in every conceivable color), “park baller 59/50″ and reppin’ the “dcac’s” (featuring basketball leather / available in plum and white).