HUMMEL HIVE have announced a truly unique collaboration, teaming up with acclaimed streetwear store 24 Kilates.
Designed and created in the HUMMEL HIVE lab in their native Copenhagen, the highly anticipated drop now switches focus to the home of the store’s second location, Bangkok.
Sepak Takraw, the popular local sport in the South East of Asia provides the inspiration behind the latest offering, with the simple, black and gold aesthetic brought to life by stars of the world leading Thai national team. Otherwise known as kick-volleyball, this relative of football is a fierce sport, deeply ingrained within the culture of the area. It’s also provided an ideal platform for two of the most exciting brands in streetwear today.
Produced in solid shades of black and gold, hummel’s AW17 collaboration presents four meticulously designed items in the form of two jerseys, shorts and a brand new interpretation of the classic Marathona silhouette. Originally created as a long distance runner, the latest Marathona is crafted using a premium lamb’s leather upper, metal eyelets, tonal stitching, and a golden brass pendant produced locally in Thailand, itself. The collaborative sneaker is supplied with a choice of three alternative lace options, adding a sense of personalisation for anyone who gets hold of a pair of these new shoes from Hummel and 24 Kilates.
With Golden chevron taping, a unique logo badge, and a gradient pattern in nuances of gold and black, all apparel also includes sublimation print in gold and a debossed image of Siam Indrajit–an iconic ‘protector giant’ of Thailand, as Hummel explore the history of the nation in depth.
The jersey features the face of Siam Indrajit on it’s front, with the rear then etched on to the back. In honour of Thailand’s national Sepak Takraw team (seen modelling the collection in the short film above), the words ‘Team Siam Indrajit’ are displayed in Thai on the sleeves of the jerseys in conjunction with the team’s mantra; Giant Battle Ready.
This premium collaboration has been produced as a limited edition drop with only 333 pieces made available. The collection has been available since December 2nd exclusively at 24 Kilates in Barcelona and Bangkok, as well as at top-tier stores, HANON, AFEW, Black Rainbow, Overkill, Titolo, Par5 and hummel.net globally from December 7th.