A.P.C. and Carhartt WIP have once again joined forces to create a collaborative capsule collection, as #5 of the A.P.C.’s ongoing interaction series. A natural fit for both brands, off the back of a collaborative relationship that spanned four collections between 2011 and 2013, this partnership sees a combination of both brands’ identities and iconography, as Carhartt WIP’s ‘C’ emblem is swapped into the renowned A.P.C. motif.
The collection itself features iconic Carhartt WIP pieces, reinterpreted by the Paris-based brand and executed in its own fabrics. The classic Michigan Chore Coat, for example, has been reworked in a sleeker-looking cotton, compared to its traditional, rugged canvas base. This is complemented by a series of womenswear pieces, which although not archetypally Carhartt WIP in their silhouette, incorporate details, such as work-inspired patch pockets and washed denim.
The range of clothing and accessories also includes several 100% organic cotton t-shirts, sweatshirts, and hoodies for both men and women, utilizing a color palette of khaki green, blue and grey. Additionally, traditional Carhartt WIP beanie has been created to include cashmere. Also included is a watch with two bracelet options (black or khaki), a necklace and bracelet. The collection is rounded off by a number of bags, totes and backpacks, as well as wallets and caps, each bearing distinctive co branding. The campaign by photographer Matteo Montanari was shot on A.P.C. and Carhartt WIP staff from Paris, Antwerp and London.