KITH x Nike "Long Live the King" Chapter 2

by Henrik Buzzi

Kith is proud to announce that this Friday, February 16, the brand will officially open doors to its first Los Angeles flagship space. This 3,500 sq ft space is designed in partnership with Snarkitecture and brings Kith’s trademark aesthetic to the West Coast. The Kith Los Angeles flagship will offer a bevy of product to consumers, including men’s and women’s apparel and footwear, along with a Kith Treats cereal bar. Product exclusive to this flagship will be available on opening day.

Coinciding with this momentous occasion, Kith has partnered with Nike to release Chapter 2 of their collaborative Long Live the King program with LeBron James during All Star Weekend. Chapter 2 features a royal theme throughout, as a pattern inspired by kings’ cloaks is embroidered across the product range. Applying the embroidery is an intricate process that requires hand-stitching each pair individually. The quantities for this release will be very limited and only available at Kith.

This round expands on the duo’s first release by utilizing Ronnie Fieg’s Performance and Lifestyle twists on the Jason Petrie-designed LeBron XV silhouette and offering four total models. The Performance XV is presented in two colorways – King’s Cloak and Suit of Armor. The King’s Cloak model features a white Battleknit upper with multi-colored embroidery and a gold Riri zipper. The Suit of Armor model opts for a triple black palette as the embroidery goes tonal and is accented with a gunmetal Riri zipper. The Lifestyle XV is also presented in two colorways – King’s Crown and City of Angels. The King’s Crown features a black Flyknit upper with multi-colored embroidery and a gold medial side zipper closure. While the City of Angels nods to Kith’s arrival in Los Angeles by applying a triple white colorway with tonal embroidery and silver medial zipper. The City of Angels model will be a exclusive. Each Lifestyle XV is accompanied by two full-length straps and one half-length strap for customization. Kith x Nike Long Live the King, Chapter 2 releases first on February 16 instore at KITH.