Have you ever been a Soldier Of Love before? Now might be your chance. K1X has launched the Soldier Of Love Pack, an apparel collab with Russian street artist Karina Kino and the latest K1Xclusive. Twenty percent of the loot generated by this strictly-for-girls premium streetwear release will go to the Pavlin orphanage, whose operating costs depend entirely on donations and volunteers. If you’re reading this and you’re not a girl, it’s ok, you can still buy it for whomever. Find more details and pics of the pack below.
The pack consists of two crewnecks, two hoodies, two tanks as well as two tees, a 59/50 cap and a pair of leggings. The collection’s crown jewel is a high end varsity jacket that features wool flannel (body) and 100% cow leather (sleeves) as well as a zipper and press buttons. Artworks feature embroideries (front & sleeve) as well as “chenille” application (back).
Karina Kinosyan (Kino) was born in Kazan Tatarstan, Russia on 19 Jan 1986. She studied art and design at Stroganov University of Arts in Moscow until 2006. Since then Karina Kino has made a name for herself in the Russian street art scene and Moscow art scene. She has been working on collaborations with several brands, magazines and stores. Her latest projects include Flashgib (Stuttgart) and Eve without Adam (Berlin) – “I Am Lost Inside You”.
Taking on the subversive, she turns the social status quo upside down from oversized beer-drinking-hotdog-eating creatures to an honorary portrait of Russian royalty. The Moscow based artist draws her inspiration from all aspects of Russia’s vast cultural repertoire such as art, history, politics, Orthodox religion and Dostoevsky’s literature. She perceives herself as an ever evolving catalyst that transforms what she draws from Russian society, before she injects it right back into their minds in form of her sociocritical art, or into their hearts via her social work with the elderly in the neurological department of Moscow’s government hospital and young kids in Moscow’s Pavlin Orphanage.
Global release will take place on Friday, April 20th 2012 @ SNEAKERSNSTUFF (Stockholm).
K1Xclusive = strictly exclusive products for strictly exclusive accounts. Therefore the Soldier of Love pack will only be available at the following selected retailers:
Dudes Factory (Berlin)
KICKZ Monaco (Munich)