Established in 1994, Carhartt WIP (Work In Progress) is widely known as the streetwear, subculture-obsessed version of Carhartt - the American brand known for its durable workwear in rustic colour palettes. Having collaborated with brands like Comme des Garçons, Vetements, Junya Watanabe and Nike in the past, Carhartt WIP has now turned to Wacko Maria for an 18-piece capsule collection.
Wacko Maria, first launched in Tokyo by Atsuhiko Mori in 2005, has since collaborated with legendary directors Larry Clark and Jim Jarmusch. Riffing off the idea of reconfiguring iconic WIP pieces, the high-end Japanese streetwear brand has infused Carhartt garments with a heady dose of leopard print and sumptuous contrast linings for Autumn/Winter 20. With an accompanying lookbook shot in the desolate streets of Shibuya, Tokyo, this capsule collection is a surefire meeting of Americana and Japanese punk sensibilities.
Carhartt WIP x Wacko Maria's A/W 20 collection is available from 10 October from Carhartt WIP stores, carhartt-wip.com and selected retailers.