Bridging past and present was the objective of the third collaboration between iconic American brand Russell Athletic and Kith, who searched far and wide for vintage Russell pieces, in particular the famous Russell fleece.
Using the fabric, they curated a collection of new pieces by completely reconstructing in line with the original patchwork pattern to create four new stapes from Kith’s infamous Gi, Hoodie, Crewneck, and Short. Through vintage upcycling, every piece is unique and they paid particular attention to the colour palette when discovering these vintage pieces, to satisfy Kith and Russel’s signature tones. Every piece also features an embroidered Kith for Russell patch, as a kind of stamp of approval.
For this collection, Kith has also put together a range of Russell Athletic vintage tees, dating back to 1970-99 with a cool printed Kith logo on the chest. Around 160 were produced and due to the limited run and ‘one-of-one’ concept, the entire collection will only be available exclusively in Kith’s US and Japan flagship stores and shop-in-shops, not online. Available in-store now.