The Carhartt WIP Archives: Book Launch
Back in the eighties, when the Western world was deluged by a wave of blue denim, Carhartt’s brown duck work coats entered the streets as an antidote. Detached from their original purpose of attiring hardworking men in mines and on railroad tracks, they arrived in our cities as some sort of new anti-denim. Soon after, through its cooperation with the European distributor Work in Progress, the American workwear classic would spawn Carhartt WIP.
THE CARHARTT WIP ARCHIVES is the first-ever publication to explore the brand’s remarkable evolution. Edited by Michel Lebugle and Anna Sinofzik, with texts by Gary Warnett, Mark Kessler and Anna Sinofzik, it features over 350 images of unpublished photographs, artworks, as well as memorabilia drawn from the company’s own archives and different private collections, providing an unparalelled look into Carhartt WIP’s universe.
Published by Rizzoli with different cover versions for its US-American and international distribution, the book is now available at Fat Buddha Store.
Portraying many of the musicians, artists, and collaborations that have been part of that journey, it brims with re-encounters and never-before-seen content.
Not short of re-discoveries either, it brings back iconic styles, items that are no longer produced, and the brand’s most memorable illustration campaigns.
The book is available in store now at Fat Buddha Store.