Marking a new chapter in a long line of successful collaborations, A.P.C. and Carhartt WIP join forces for the fifth time to create a genteel and elegant homage to French chic. Devoid of unnecessary detailing, the SS20 line focuses on the materials and cuts for which each party have become regarded; boxy workwear, washed denim staples, and stripped-back jersey layers.
Building from a relationship that began in 2011, the latest collaboration references previous successes, and combines the iconography of each brand, as Carhartt’s uni-letter logo is merged into the typographic A.P.C. emblem. The collection consists of a number of recognizable Carhartt WIP designs, reinterpreted by A.P.C. with a selection of special fabrics.
For example, Carhartt’s Michigan Chore Coat is seen here in a sleek cotton — a stark contrast to its heavy canvas beginnings — complemented by organic cotton T-shirts, sweatshirts, and hoodies, all across a subdued palette of blue, grey, and khaki green. In addition to this, a watch with two band options, a necklace, and a bracelet supplement the clothing segment, rounded off by a small selection of bags, caps, and wallets.
The full collection will be available to shop via the Highsnobiety Shop beginning January 10. Hit the button below for a lesson on mastering double denim this season.