Text by Kee | Photos courtesy of Objects IV Life
Daniel Arsham's Objects IV Life
Daniel Arsham's Objects IV Life
Daniel Arsham's Objects IV Life
Daniel Arsham's Objects IV Life
Daniel Arsham

New York-based artist Daniel Arsham has been keeping his personal fashion ambitions on a DL for some time. Since Dior’s Kim Jones helped to bring his name and Future Relics series to our consciousness a few years ago, the 41-year-old and his studio has flirted with numerous collabs including Uniqlo, Adidas, Suicoke, and Haydenshapes. The artist would probably let you know that he doesn’t take his sense of style too seriously. After all, his preferred workwear is a remix of Carhartt washed in his fave greys. Now, he is letting us in on his official threads, branded under Objects IV Life, his new ready-to-wear label back by brand builder Tomorrow London. But make no mistake, an artist like Arsham isn’t interested in high volume and cheap builds. Instead, he claimed that the unisex wares under Objects IV Life are responsibly made using only deadstock fabric and “an attention to process, purpose, and design.” The first drop, titled Chapter 001, features all the grey and powder blue fits you see Arsham parading for years during his public appearances such as gorgeous denim workwear jackets and jeans that are originally woven in Japan and finished in a patina in-line with his most celebrated works. Even the most basic undershirt on offer is made of a lightweight waffle fabric with a fashion-friendly shoulder stitching to extend the durability of the clothing. Staples are treated with the utmost respect here, such as the comfy hoodies blessed with water-resistant features to battle any unexpected wet weather and shop coats with smart pocket construction. If you were to pick a must-have in this debut, Arsham would likely point to his workwear boots made of linen canvas that features a raw steel toe cap that that is purposed to develop a patina over time as a document of its own experiences. And yes, expect to be wearing this collection well into 3020, which not every fashion label dare to make claims to.

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