See the First Looks From Objects IV Life, Daniel Arsham’s New Clothing Line Designed to Clad Fellow Creatives

The unisex workwear and accessories employ dead-stock materials.

A look from Objects IV Life's first collection. Photo: Joshua Woods.
A look from Objects IV Life's first collection. Photo: Joshua Woods.

The artist Daniel Arsham has taken his practice in all sorts of directions, from architecture to performance art to designing perfume bottles for Louis Vuitton. A master collaborator, he has worked with everyone from the Merce Cunningham Dance Company to Dior, Porsche, Rimowa, and Tiffany & Co.

Now, with Stefano Martinetto, the CEO and cofounder of London-based Tomorrow (which backs directional labels such as A-Cold-Wall*, Charles Jeffrey Loverboy, and Martine Rose), Arsham has launched a brand of his own.

Called Objects IV Life, it is a line of workwear and accessories that, combined, create “Uniforms for a Creative Life,” per the tagline. In a statement, Arsham described the brand as “an evolving proof of concept, an endless work in progress, a tangible manifesto for change: you are the vehicle.”

The artist Daniel Arsham. Photo: Guillaume Ziccarelli.

Daniel Arsham. Photo: Guillaume Ziccarelli.

Arsham is known to play with time in his work, creating contemporary art with archaeological elements. These new pieces also meld past, present, and future: made from dead-stock materials, they are designed to be collected.

The first collection—Chapter 001—includes utilitarian jackets, jeans, hoodies, and tees in colors like anthracite and patina green, plus steel-toed utility boots and rectangular canvas totes. As Martinetto said, they are “intended not for a single season, but for a lifetime.”

Objects IV Life will also publish an eponymous zine and host salon-type gatherings around the globe (Hans Ulrich Obrist and Kelsey Lu attended the kickoff dinner in New York). Currently exclusive to Kith in Paris, from July 11 the line will be available at select retailers, including Kith New York, IT Hong Kong, Machine-A in London and Shanghai, Maxfield Los Angeles, Selfridges London, Simple Caracters Mykonos, and Ssense.

Below, see looks from the launch campaign, styled by Eric McNeal.

Photo: Joshua Woods.

Photo: Joshua Woods.

Photo: Joshua Woods.

Photo: Joshua Woods.

Photo: Joshua Woods.

Photo: Joshua Woods.


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