Premium Clothing & Jewellery Brand ARK/8 Launches New Destiny Europa Capsule Collection
European fashion brand ARK/8, specialists in high-end clothing, accessories, and jewelry inspired by cyber-culture and the world of video games, is proud to launch its latest capsule collection in the United Kingdom and the United States: the Destiny Europa collection.
Designed in partnership with acclaimed game developer and publisher Bungie to celebrate the launch of Destiny 2’s latest expansion, Beyond Light. This collection combines the futuristic style of Destiny with contemporary streetwear jackets, bags, and more.
“With over a decade of experience from Level Up Wear, our first venture into merchandising, ARK/8 offers another vision for the collaboration between the fashion and gaming worlds,” said Dimitri van Eetvelde, ARK/8’s Creative Director and co-founder. “In just one year, we have already collaborated with some of the most recognizable names in the video game industry and are delighted to collaborate with Bungie on this product. Looking to the future, by 2022, we also hope to launch our first independent collection.”
ARK/8 X Destiny: A collection of futuristic and streetwear looks
Inspired by Jupiter’s icy moon of Europa, the main destination in Destiny 2’s Beyond Light expansion, the Europa collection is composed of jackets, hoodies, sweaters, t-shirts, and accessories that mix both futuristic and streetwear’s, bomber jackets, puffer jackets, and backpacks including:
KATA industrial jackets (available both cropped and in a long, unisex version) connect the traditional Japanese “KATAGINU” outfit with the classic bomber jacket. The Destiny inspiration is also noticeable in this product through the Destiny tricorn symbol engraved in the sleeve buckle, the Frozen Frontier symbol from Beyond Light, as well as a quilted top section, reminiscent of the game’s Europa armor sets.
The new is meant for those expecting to venture out a little further into the elements. Consisting of a three-strap structure tied together by imposing buckles, this all-weather jacket is very similar to the sophisticated equipment carried by Guardians in Destiny 2.
The Europa backpack and shoulder bag boast the same water-repellent fabric as the KATA jacket while maintaining both a strong look and functional design. Equipped with a special hard-shelled pocket the bag can protect even the most sensitive electronic devices from the elements. It also offers a symmetrical ensemble of straps and buckles engraved with the emblematic Destiny logo for an industrial look, ready for urban excursions or spatial exploration. The shoulder bag also acts as a travel kit when the adjustable strap is removed.