Press Release: Faction Announces New Collab with Stance Socks

Faction announces a new collab with Stance Socks
Faction Skis announces their new collab with Stance Socks 11/16/19. Credit: Faction
Faction Skis is excited to announce a new collab with Stance Socks, featuring the breathtaking artistry of Kengo Kimura — across both the Faction Prodigy 2.0 Stance Collab Ski & the Stance Faction Spirit Sock, made of 100% Merino wool for the utmost comfort and zero stink. The product just dropped TODAY.
The Faction x Stance Collab Pack features:

• Faction Prodigy 2.0 Collab — the premium all-mountain twin-tip ski.

• Stance Faction Spirit Sock

• Faction Ski Pole – Red

Faction Prodigy 2.0 x Stance Collab
The Faction Prodigy 2.0 Stance Collab. Credit: Faction
Kengo Kimura - the artist behind the Faction x Stance Sock collab
Kengo Kimura is the artist behind the 19/20 Prodigy 2.0 Faction x Stance Collab. Credit: Faction

Kengo Kimura’s art is inspired by the Japanese print style of Ukiyo-e, roughly translating to, “pictures of the floating world.”

The Japanese dynasty and temples capture Kengo’s imagination and flows onto his canvases through his fountain pen — reinterpreted with his own distinct style. Ukiyo-e is a strong influence in Kengo’s work. This ancient method can be translated as “pictures of the floating world” and depicts themes of beauty, poetry, nature, spirituality, love and sex. A Japanese Emperor is depicted on the Faction x Stance Collab products, immersed in intricate details of a playing card.

The new Faction Skis x Stance Socks Collab
Kengo Kimura. Credit: Faction

Athletes

Keep an eye out for these pro skiers to rep the Stance x Faction Collab gear this winter:

  • Alex Hall: Utah, USA – Alex Hall has built an immense reputation in competition and in front of the lens. Tune in to Faction’s latest feature length film — THE COLLECTIVE — to see him in action.
  • Shingo Sasaki: Hokkaido, Japan – Shingo is a freeride skier with a wild spirit. Harnessing the Prodigy 2.0 Collab ski and Stance Faction Spirit sock to keep things fresh on snow – and in his boots.

  • Benjamin Forthun: Bergen, Norway – Benjamin Forthun has taken Instagram by storm. The incredibly talented skier has captivated audiences with stunts on snow in winter and in water through summer.

  • Taisuke Kusunoki: Hokkaido, Japan – Taisuke was the first Japanese rider to join The Faction Collective. Mastering the depths of the deep and mysterious forests of Hokkaido, his skiing is pure magic.

Faction skier Alex Hall sending it. Credit: Newschoolers