Carhartt WIP

Brand: Carhartt WIP x Fela Kuti

Season: SS19

Key Pieces: The Yeye De Smell tee, as well as a Fela Kuti-printed shirt with matching shorts and bucket hat.

Release Date: Available Now

Buy: Caliroots

Editor’s Notes: When it comes to collaborations, Carhartt WIP has never been one to shy away. Following recent collabs with Sun Buddies and Stüssy, the streetwear brand has now partnered up with the late Afrobeat legend Fela Kuti.

To honor the legendary musician and his legacy, Carhartt WIP has dropped a special collection — the brand’s biggest musical collaboration to date. For the uninitiated, Fela Kuti was a Nigerian-born jazz and funk musician who, by all accounts, is considered to be the father of Afrobeat music.

Carhartt WIP’s Fela Kuti collection includes vibrant shirts, shorts, and hats, as well as graphic tees paying homage to the musician’s legacy which includes quotes such as “Drugs are not allowed in the Shrine” — a sign from Fela Kuti’s famous nightclub in Lagos, Nigeria; the New Afrika Shrine.

But the collection is not simply limited apparel and accessories — you’ll also find a limited-edition vinyl reissue of Kuti’s Live In Detroit 1986.

To support the drop, Carhartt WIP has also linked up with Dazed and NTS Radio to release a special film directed by Nigerian film-maker Akinola Davies Jr (aka Crack Stevens), titled One Day Go Be One Day. While the Carhartt WIP x Fela Kuti collaboration dropped in-store and online on April 4, it has now landed at select retailers such as Caliroots.

Take a look at the full collection below.

Bucket Hat

Carhartt WIP x Fela Kuti

$70

Cap

Carhartt WIP x Fela Kuti

$55

Shirt

Carhartt WIP x Fela Kuti

$110

Power Vegabonds T-Shirt

Carhartt WIP x Fela Kuti

$50

Expensive Shit T-Shirt

Carhartt WIP x Fela Kuti

$50

Yeye De Smell T-Shirt

Carhartt WIP x Fela Kuti

$50

Half Placket Shirt

Carhartt WIP x Fela Kuti

$110

Long Sleeve T-Shirt

Carhartt WIP x Fela Kuti

$70

Shorts

Carhartt WIP x Fela Kuti

$95

Pants

Carhartt WIP x Fela Kuti

$120

Live In Detroit 1986 Vinyl

Carhartt WIP x FELA

$40

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