European fashion brand ARK/8, specialists in high-end clothing, accessories and jewellery inspired by cyber-culture and the world of video games, is proud to launch its next capsule collection : SEKIRO.
Designed in partnership with acclaimed game developer FROM SOFTWARE to honour one of their legendary games, SEKIRO. This collection combines Japanese mythology and traditional clothing with modern street/tech wear.
ARK/8 X SEKIRO : A collection based on Japanese traditional looks and modern street/tech wear.
Drawing from the world of SHINOBI, SAMURAI, and feudal Japan, the ARK/8 x SEKIRO collaboration dives deep in Japanese mythology and traditional clothing and mixes it with modern street/tech wear.
The collection is composed of a clothing range entirely manufactured in Portugal (a bomber jacket, a sweater, a t-shirt and a pair of trousers) for which ARK/8 decided to use this super soft and heavy organic cotton.The collection also offers a range of accessories, counting the mythic “Tabi” style socks, also made only with organic fabrics. With this collaboration, it is the first time ARK/8 is proud of having made a collection that is entirely sustainable, from garment to its packaging.
The use of these natural high-end organic fabrics blended with modern shapes strikes the right balance between new and old, tradition and modernity that ARK/8 was looking for with this collection.
SHINOBI TECH PANTS - When elegance meets the Shinobi way of life. The ARK/8 x SEKIRO track pants are made with the highest quality soft fabrics and a unique belt structure inspired by Japanese Martial Arts. Embroidered "Shinobi Execution" Kanji on the belt. Adjustable fit.
KUSABIMARU PATTERN SWEATER - The legendary blade intertwined with fall leaves give this organic cotton sweater a standout look. Asymmetrical front pocket and hidden side pockets for added function.
POCKET KIMONO T-SHIRT - The classic t-shirt with "kimono" style sleeves, embroidered ARK/8 sigil on the front, and SEKIRO Kanji on the back.The front asymmetrical pocket is sturdy and made for convenience.
BOMBER JACKET - A matte, smooth fabric gives this SEKIRO Bomber Jacket a truly distinctive look and feel. Elegance meets function with a special, spacious sleeve pocket and quilted lining. Featuring the iconic "Loaded Umbrella" custom art as a large back embroidery, and the SEKIRO Kanji logo embroidered on the front.
ARK/8 X SEKIRO : 3D visual campaign with the artist VACADES
For this collection, ARK/8 wanted to create a visually striking campaign that underlines the amazing universe of the game and the uniqueness of the collection.
Working in 3D graphics in collaboration with the artist @vacades (Timo Helgert https://www.instagram.com/vacades/) therefore appeared as the best way to communicate and recreate the incredible SEKIRO atmosphere while setting in motion each piece of the collection to come.