Looking at skateboarding and surfing cultures, and the many fashion labels that service them, Paris-based rare car dealer Arthur Kar pondered the lack of any equivalent for automobile enthusiasts. In 2017, he launched KAR / L'Art de L'Automobile as a way of finally bridging this missing link. Now perhaps the world’s most famous “used car salesman”, counting many high-profile music and fashion figures among his clientele, Kar spent his formative years washing cars, then working as a mechanic at a Porsche dealership before building his empire. This slow climb informs the philosophy of KAR / L'Art de L'Automobile, which channels our lifelong emotional and cultural relationships with automobiles, their associations with aspiration, presence, performance, desire, and statement. Featuring nostalgic designs in pastel colors and bold fonts, rendered in durable, quality materials, Kar’s collection blends personal experience and fashion to signal the birth of a new street culture.
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