American musician and HUF ambassador Hanni El Khatib is celebrated through a collaborative capsule collection and 3 city pop-up shop in Paris, Tokyo and Los Angeles, kicking off this weekend. The former creative director for HUF and lifelong skateboarder launches the capsule collaboration to coincide with his newly released multi-volume Savage Times album as an introspective materialization of themes and revelations explored throughout his experimental music project.
Integrating Hanni’s emblematic scorpion motif throughout, the HUF x HEK collection consists of a classic fit denim jacket featuring a 3D embroidery logo hit, distressed denim, s/s and l/s tees, hats, and bleached treatments across fleece hoodies. Other highlights include a collaborative take on HUF’s iconic Plantlife sock, which El Khatib originally designed for the brand back in 2005 before it took off, a scorpion necklace in partnership with Japan-based CLUCT, and the new Hupper 2 shoe featuring a stone washed leopard print fabrication and clear infinity rubber sole.
City-exclusive colorways in sand, safety green, and pink will be offered in Paris on March 3-5th, Tokyo on March 23-26th, and Los Angeles on April 6-9th, respectively, in conjunction with retail pop-up, performances and signings by El Khatib himself. Stay tuned to @hufworldwide and @hannielkhatib’s social for more event information.
The full HUF x HEK capsule collaboration retails from $16-$150 and will officially be available at HUF Los Angeles, HUF New York and HUF online starting Thursday, April 6th.