- Publish Date: October 04, 2016
- Format: Hardcover
- Category: Design - Fashion & Accessories
- Publisher: Rizzoli
- Trim Size: 8-5/8 x 11-1/4
- Pages: 428
- US Price: $55.00
- CDN Price: $75.00
- ISBN: 978-0-8478-4419-7
"Who figured the sturdy work wear label Carhartt would attract the fashion crowd? But that’s what happened. And now there is a lovely book, with more than 350 images, devoted to the venerable Detroit brand: “Work in Progress: The Carhartt WIP Archives,” edited by Michel Lebugle and Anna Sinofzik."
—New York Times Magazine/T Magazine
". . .[Carhartt WIP] Archives clocks in at over 425 pages and boasts more than 350 images consisting of previously unpublished photographs, artworks, archival ephemera and pieces from private collections for “an unparalleled look into the brand’s bustling universe.” Better yet, some of Carhartt WIP’s most iconic pieces — the Detroit Jacket, Siberian Jacket and Watch Cap, to name a few — have light shed on their backstories as the tome documents their rise to ubiquity."
"Work in Progress: The Carhartt WIP Archives is the first comprehensive publication exploring the brand's remarkable evolution. It features unpublished photographs, artworks and memorabilia drawn from the company's own archives and private collections."
—Sportswear International Magazine
"Taking in broad sweeps of time, flicking through the book is an immersive journey that never seems to miss a beat when it comes to spotlighting key cultural trends, turning points, moods and general aesthetics that have helped form the last 25 years."
"The book features more than 350 images of unpublished photographs, artworks, and draws from the company’s own archives and private collections. Fans of iconic American clothing brands will definitely want a copy of this on their coffee table."
"THE CARHARTT WIP ARCHIVES presents itself as a diverse visual voyage. Less conceived as a complete survey on the brand’s history, but rather as a celebratory, transatlantic stroll along some of its most formative moments, the publication traces Carhartt WIP’s close connections with various creative scenes and subcultures; from Detroit to Berlin, Paris to Tokyo — and beyond."
"...renders an intimage portrait of the American workwear brand's humility and personality, mapping the transatlantic journey from Detroit's blue-collared streets to the retail racks of Seoul."
"Published by Rizzoli, The Carhartt WIP Archives is an upcoming volume that provides a first comprehensive look at the iconic brand, from its workwear origins in Detroit to its current leading position in the contemporary apparel landscape."
"This is most definitely book that might be considered a chronicle or a timeline that details the reemergence of a heritage brand. You must read it to appreciate it."
—New York Journal Of Books
"Over 428 pages Carhartt WIP Archives details the brand’s rich history of defining street culture in Europe and beyond, from early the adoption of skateboarding and underground music to later collaborations with such storied designers as Junya Watanabe, A.P.C., and Neighborhood. The brand’s international appeal is in their DNA—American workwear reimagined by a Swiss German designer and adopted by Parisian skaters and London hip hoppers. But to really wrap your head around the history, we recommend diving into the book yourself."
—The Field Magazine