Coat by Maison Margiela from Luisaviaroma. International Klein Blue is one of the few colors you never forget seeing for the first time, like the red shock of fresh blood or the shine of chrome or the lurid pink of a post-thunderstorm sunset. IKB looks like it would set off a Geiger counter—a hot, glowing, Aegean blue that seems on the verge of reaching critical mass. It is a color patented by the French painter Yves Klein (1928–1962), the short-lived provocateur who dabbled in photography and This story is from Kinfolk Issue Twenty-Two Buy Now Related Stories Arts & Culture Issue 51 Emily Gernild The Danish painter breathing new life into an old medium. Arts & Culture Food Issue 51 Imogen Kwok The artist takes food styling quite literally, creating accessories out of fruits and vegetables. Arts & Culture Issue 50 Close Knit Meet the weavers keeping traditional Egyptian tapestry-making alive. Arts & Culture Issue 50 New Roots The Palestinian agriculture collective sowing seeds of community. Arts & Culture Interiors Issue 50 Gabriel Escámez A sea of tranquil designs inspired by the Mediterranean coastline. Arts & Culture Issue 49 Checked Out Why is hotel art so boring?