Carhartt WIP has given us a preview of its much anticipated Fall / Winter 2019 collection.
Founded by Hamilton Carhartt in 1889 in Dearborn Michigan, to make work clothing for manual laborers, Carhartt is dedicated to its staple products.
Carhartt WIP came about when European designers obtained the rights to use the Carhartt name in Europe, since the clothes weren't available there.
Due to the arrangement, Carhartt staple products started becoming influenced by contemporary and European designs.
These reinterpretations of classics became extremely popular and the brand became more and more creative.
Carhartt apparel appealed to subcultures like skateboarders in part due to the clothes’ work wear durability and practicality.
WIP eventually developed into the full on streetwear mainstay that is today, a brand that redefines not only work wear but also utility and military aesthetics.
The FW19 collection illustrates how Carhartt WIP is evolving.
Some of the items in the collection begin to border on ‘warcore’, a recent phenomenon on runways inspired by rising political turmoil and will have you looking like you are ready to throw a molotov cocktail. Perhaps it is a sign of the times.
An exercise in eclecticism, the new collection also features a variety of reworked classics drawing on the military for inspiration in addition to work wear and Americana.
Military classics punctuate the collection while rich checks, tree camouflage motifs in bright orange, and outdoor-wear feature.
Head over to Carhartt WIP to peep more of the collection.