German-based brand K1X recently announced a new collaboration following the success of their DCAC Sierra Leone series. The streetwear company summoned the talents of 20 young artists from Freetown in Sierra Leone to create patterned fabrics using the batik dying technique. Batik dying of fabric is an ancient art form dating back to 4th century BCE where it was used to wrap mummies in Egypt. Luckily, K1X and the *folorunsho artists revived the technique and applied it to the DCAC silhouette.
Each of the traditional designs has been customized and used to produce the series. The sneakers are available exclusively at Colette and come with a photobook to show the creative process used to create the fabric. Each pair goes for about $140 with all the proceeds going back to the artists to fund their creative visions. You can view all the colors and purchase the DCAC Batik here.
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