Looking to the brand’s own archive, Carhartt WIP merge traditional and evolution for their Fall/Winter 2023 collection, drawing inspiration from outdoor and utility wear, the bohemian artistry of the Bloomsbury Group, and collegiate-style layers.
Forming the backbone of the collection are Signature stalwarts like the classic Double Knee Pant and coveted Active Jacket, complimented by items in the Oregon group, which feature a striped motif inspired by the blanket lining found inside the brand’s chore coat. This motif has been repurposed for wool-based outerwear and shirts, as well as cotton jersey staples and accessories. Work-inspired denim, in a myriad weights and washes, are re-introduced.
New iterations of classic MA-1 and MA-2 bomber jackets are included along with a series of Paisley-emblazoned items — influenced by the Bloomsbury Group’s dandyish stylings — with textures of soft corduroy and plush fleece appearing alongside seasonally-appropriate down outerwear. There is also the introduction of the brand’s new tonal label, which appears on t-shirts, sweats and beanies.
References to Ivy League silhouettes can also be seen in pieces such as the Work Varsity Bomber — constructed from robust wool fabric and accented by embroidered typography — and knitted Stanford Sweater. Elements of plaid tie-up the seasonal offering, replicated as graphic fills on sweats.
You can find the Carhartt WIP Fall/Winter 2023 collection now at carhartt-wip.com, Carhartt WIP stores, and select retailers.