Nordic sneaker brand ARKK Copenhagen revealed their first-ever design collaboration with Danish designer Lærke Andersen at Lærke Andersen’s runway during Copenhagen Fashion Week on Thursday, August 9th at 1:00 pm.
Models at the show featured one of the three high-street fashion sneaker styles that blur the lines between masculinity & femininity: LAZY SUPERIOR, an over-the-knee full lace-up sneaker boot – SUPERIOR ROMANCE, an alternative over the-knee sneaker boot and NAROBI PEARL, a luxe street-style mid-top.
Lærke Andersen, Founder & Creative Director: “We are two young Danish design brands with very similar roots: ARKK’s start was with a focus on men’s sneakers, and LA DNA is all about being menswear inspired. Therefore, as the first collab for both parties, we are joining forces to step outside of our boundaries and creating strong womenswear shoes that speaks to both the LA trademark of “functional aesthetics” and the ARKK spirit of simplicity and craftsmanship.
All three sneakers carry a custom sculpted, ARKK WAVE13 chunky sole unit featuring angular design cues from the Den Blå Planet Aquarium in Denmark. A custom marbled color-way for each style further compliments the bold sole units. Other premium details include custom ARKK COPENHAGEN & LÆRKE ANDERSEN imprint along the entire length of the custom ARKK FutureGrid knitted upper.
As the first official design collaboration for both brands, ARKK Copenhagen and Lærke Andersen focused on producing pieces that would highlight their collective passion for minimalistic design. The limited edition sneaker capsule emphasizes simplicity, functionality and working with sporty and technical details for a refined, yet innovative Scandinavian aesthetic.
Kasper Høj Rasmussen, Creative Director & Co-Founder of ARKK Copenhagen: “We have waited a long time to present our first official design collab. So when Lærke reached out, it just felt right. Her story, her passion, and her journey is so similar to our own. To work on a design project where there is mutual respect and vision to create something that was to become more than what each of us would do, was how we imagined releasing our first collaboration.”
Expected drop for this collaboration is: March 2019, at exclusive retailers worldwide