For Fall/Winter 2022, Carhartt WIP has once again collaborated with mastermind JAPAN, creating an 8-piece capsule collection.
The collection sees iconic Carhartt WIP styles – including the OG Active Jacket and Bib Overall – executed in mastermind JAPAN’s all-black palette with silver accents and hardware, as well as the brand’s signature skull motif. This branding appears both as a reflective print on the MMJ Coach Jacket, and as silver embroidery on items such as the Double Knee Jogger Pant – which is a jersey-based take on a classic work pant.
Also included is a hooded sweatshirt, and a loose pocket t-shirt in both short and long sleeves. A pile-fleece neckwarmer rounds out the collection. These items all draw from the same consistent aesthetic, and feature co-branded labeling throughout.
This is not the first time the two brands have collaborated, with the last partnership coming in 2018. The collection continues this ongoing relationship with mastermind JAPAN founder Masaaki Homma, who founded his label in 1997. mastermind JAPAN has since gone on to garner a cult following through Homma’s use of skull motifs, as well as his focus on Japanese craftsmanship that has helped to create a brand that effortlessly blends elements of street- and sportswear with a considered elegance.
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