By Jack Barnes
French fashion brand and music label, KITSUNÉ has announced today that, in a first of its kind, has teamed up with the National Basketball Association (NBA) to unveil an NBA inspired ready-to-wear capsule collection and music compilation featuring, exclusively, artists from North America. Both the collection and compilation will be released on February 17th, 2018 – fans can purchase the collection at all Maison Kitsuné stores, online and at authorized retailers. The compilation will be released digitally on the same date via all streaming platforms and via a limited-edition vinyl which can be pre-ordered here: https://kitsune.lnk.to/
The Kitsuné America compilation series documents the current explosion of exciting North American artists and producers with a soundtrack that features both rising and established artist all with a KITSUNÉ twist. The NBA Edition is the fifth in the series and includes artist from across the continent of varying genres from hip hop to electro pop and dance including music from Cleveland Cavaliers player and rapper Iman Shumpert, HMU, Shay Lia feat. Kaytranada, and more! Full track listing of the project can be found below. To kick off the exciting campaign, KITSUNÉ have released first single off the project which features Milwaukee, WI rapper IshDARR, with his track “Glass”
Kitsuné America 5: The NBA Edition Track Listing:
1. Antoine Diligent – Be My Guest
2. Jahsh Banks – Nite Life
3. La Poré – Missing It
4. Disco Shrine – Up In The Air
5. Pat Lok – Might Be On Fire (feat. Sam Fischer)
6. Snocker Cot – Through The Night (feat. Masae)
7. Iman Shumpert – Pull Up
8. Reva DeVito – Hunni Dew (prod. by VYNK)
9. IshDARR – Glass
10. Shay Lia – Cherish (prod. by Kaytranada)
11. HMU – Numbers
12. NUEX – I Make Bones
13. Claire George – Orbits
14. Isle&fever – We’re Not broken
15. Hembree – Continents
16. Von Sell – Hell No
17. LEAN – Hurt A Little
18. Allen French – Above Water (feat. Jade Hendrix) [Digital Bonus Track]
To celebrate the launch of this one of a kind collaboration, KITSUNÉ will also bring the vibes with an eight-city tour all timed to local basketball games across the country offering a unique experience aligning fashion, music and sports. Each date will tip-off with an in-store cocktail party hosted by a selected retailer, followed by a KITSUNÉ Club Night featuring live music and fun. See below for the tour poster.
Since its inception, the multifaceted KITSUNÉ – created by music producer Gildas Loaëc and architect Masaya Kuroki – has become a proponent of pushing culture forward across borders through its music releases, fashion collaborations and hundreds of parties and music nights per year, across the world. This venture with the NBA celebrates the founders deep-rooted love for the game of basketball and continues the brand’s influence in American by bringing together the worlds of fashion, music and sports together for an experience like no other.
About Kitsuné Musique
Founded by music producer Gildas Loaëc, and architect Masaya Kuroki, Kitsuné has become a cultural force that successfully straddles between the worlds of fashion (Maison Kitsuné) and music (Kitsuné Musique). The boutique label with presence in Paris, New York, Tokyo, Kyoto and Hong Kong has attracted a roster of successful artists, including Platinum-winning Irish band Two Door Cinema Club, French group Phoenix, German electronic duo Digitalism, British band Bloc Party while also cultivating an army of rising and developing artists – including Kilo Kish, Pat Lok and Parcels, the up-and-coming Australian quintet who recently released a single produced by none other than Daft Punk.
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