Kitsune Maison REACHES THE US WITH COMPILATION, CLOTHING LABEL, AND ART COLLECTIVE
Kitsune Maison 4 COMPILATION TO BE RELEASED LATE NOVEMBER 2007
CLOTHING AVAILABLE AT BLOOMINGDALES (NYC) AND JEFFREY NEW YORK, COLLECTION CAN BE VIEWED AT http:://www.kitsune.fr
Widely known internationally for their prolific 12″ and compilation releases and designer clothing label, Kitsune Maison is taking on the US with their most recent compilation, Kitsune Maison 4.
Responsible in part for launching the careers of artists such as Simian Mobile Disco and Klaxons through various 12″ singles and compilations, Kitsune also develop groups such as Digitalism, recently licensing their album to EMI for the world. Their seventh compilation release, Kitsuné Maison 4 (following Kitsune Love, Midnight, X, and the first 3 Kitsune Maison compilations), features many exclusive and rare tracks from up and coming artists such as Dragonette, Passions, and Guns N’ Bombs, as well as current favorites Darkel, Crystal Castles, and Feist. Designed as club compilations that can equally be enjoyed at home, the Kitsune Maison series represents the forefront of electronic music, encapsulating the new French sounds along with their international contemporaries.
Also a clothing label, Kitsune have designer lines ranging in scope from v-neck cashmere jumpers made in Scotland to raw denim made in Japan. In addition to their own cut-and-sew collections, Kitsune have collaborated with The Rapture, Air, Daft Punk, Colette, APC, United Arrows, and New Balance for various items. Available in more than 30 retailers worldwide including Jeffrey’s (New York), Bloomingdale’s (New York), Colette (Paris), Comme des Garcons (Tokyo), and Dover Street Market (London), Kitsune seek to produce all-time classic clothing in a contemporary way.
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Founded in 2001 and currently based in Paris and London, Kitsuné (Japanese for “fox”) is a multifaceted company that is as much a cutting-edge record label as it is a designer clothing label and art collective. Comprised of an architect, graphic artists (mercenaries for Martin Margiela, Hussein Chalayan, Air, The Cardigans, and London’s Royal College of Art), and a music art-director (Daft Punk), Masaya Kuroki, Patrick Lacey, Gildas Loaec, Benjamin Reichen, Kajsa Stahl, and Maki Suzuki represent what is known to the rest of the world as Kitsuné.
As a collective they have also thrown parties everywhere from Paris and Tokyo to Stockholm and Ghent, and have had art exhibitions, talks, and master classes in Singapore, Venice, Oslo, Tokyo, and London.