Carhartt Work in Progress (WIP), is a division of the Carhartt brand, which pioneered workwear in the United States. Over the years, Carhartt’s apparel has gone from functional to fashion, and collaborations with various brands have played a huge part in that. Not all of the collaborations released so far have been hits, but the one we’re particularly stoked about is the Carhartt WIP 12 piece capsule collection with Russian skatebrand PACCBET. Right away, skateboarding fans will notice the collection is inspired by the late 80s and early 90s skateboarding aesthetic. We love that the boxy fits, oversized, loose silhouettes of Carhartt WIP’s earliest designs are making a comeback.
The capsule collection also features Carhartt WIP’s signature fonts but in a playful twist, the name of its Moscow-based collaborator is featured instead. Our favourite item from the collection has to be the Master Pant, which has been boldly spliced to produce a two-tone trouser. This is a big step away from the regular Master Pant, which is usually very muted.
Some other items that may pique your interest would be the washed denim Detroit Jacket that has been an eye-catching makeover in terms of proportions. If you’re a fan of Carhartt’s classic pocket tee, you’ll be glad to know that the capsule collection features on with both brands’ detailing.
This capsule collection will be available at Dover Street Market Singapore and on the DSMS E-SHOP tomorrow, January 24.
P.S. ~ If you’re wondering how to pronounce PACCBET, it’s pronounced “rassvyet”. We’re not kidding. It’s russian alphabet.