The Carhartt WIP Archives
The streetwear brand is about to make its publishing debut.

New York publishing house Rizzoli boasts an extensive catalogue, with fashion titles from the likes of Versace and Marc Jacobs amongst those dropping this month alone. Elsewhere new to the line-up – for both parties – is the debut from Carhartt WIP...

Painting itself as ‘the first extensive look into the evolution of an icon’, the hardcover book comprises 428 pages featuring 350 unpublished images and alternative covers, depending on which side of the Atlantic you’re on (those in the US can cop an orange exterior, the rest of us can indulge with a monochrome edition).

Edited by Michel Lobule and Anna Sinofzik – with contributions from Gary Warnett and Mark Kessler – The Carhartt WIP Archives travels from 1989, when the Work in Progress label was founded as a European cousin to the Detroit original, up to more contemporary moments of the company’s trajectory.

Less of a thorough investigation into all facets of the brand’s existence, the publication instead focuses on key moments in its history, with collaborators and cultural figures on board providing personal insights, statements and stories.

Launching worldwide tomorrow (Friday 4th November), German fans are invited to further embrace the announcement, as an in-store exhibition opens at Berlin’s St Agnes shop (everyone else can *probably* peep it on Instagram).


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