On Thursday, August 28, 2014, BAIT will help usher in the collaboration between British Knights and Japanese artist Hajime Sorayama. The British Knights x Sorayama Launch Party will be held at BAIT LA beginning at 7PM PST, marking the launch of Sorayama’s take on the Control Mid and Control Hi. The event will feature food trucks and music by DJ Long Island to help celebrate the release. Additionally, those who purchase one of the sneakers will receive a limited edition BK bag, Sneaker Freaker magazine, and Sorayama socks. Continue reading for more images and information!
Sorayama is renowned for his futuristic art style, which often features realistic depictions of metal, leather, latex, and water applied to various robotic forms. For his footwear collection with British Knights, he tackles the challenge of translating this aesthetic onto two classic sneakers. Both the Control Mid and Control Hi are reimagined with reflective, metallic materials: the Mid with a robotic silver accented by lush suede sections, and the Hi with a similar silver surrounded by rose gold detailing. Both models feature debossed branding.
The Control Mid will retail for $130 USD while the Control Hi will retail for $150 USD.
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