But wait: why did members of these rough subcultures want to dress like their nemesis? It’s simple: Ralph Lauren succeeded in selling a lifestyle. His motifs symbolized the American Dream. USA flags, nautical symbols, cute little bears and vacation motifs as far as the eye can see. And on top of that, his collections were already loud enough to appeal to the great rappers from New York.
Named after a Sanskrit word meaning »Great Seer« the Maharishi brand is centered around Blechman’s fascination with and exploration of vintage as a whole, but more specifically military-inspired apparel, and camouflage. »The brand’s DNA is all about playing with opposites such as life and death, east and west, camouflage and high visibility, peace and military«
We’ve teamed up with Melt and Voited to bring you a limited edition blanket. Following the philosophy »No Borders« the collaboration unites on the one hand HHV as a cultural hub for music and fashion and on the other hand Melt, as one of the most important instances of European music and festival culture. True to the motto »No Borders« we donate all proceeds to a non-profit organization associated with the campaign #LeaveNoOneBehind.
The latest episode of the Carhartt WIP RELEVANT PARTIES podcast series takes us to Detroit. We get to dive deep into the musical history of Motor City as we take a closer look at the origins and impact of Mahogani Music, the label founded by DJ and producer Kenny Dixon Jr., a.k.a. Moodymann.
To be more transparent with all of you buying our HHV Classics garments, we produced a short film to provide a deeper insight into the process that goes into manufacture, from sourcing organic cotton to finishing the individual pieces. By opening up and showing you the whole process, we want to help you understand how your clothing is really made.
Patagonia’s »We The Power« campaign is another testament to their longstanding commitment to the environment that dates back to the early 1970s. Through a series of calculated and conscious decisions that not only underpin their design process but also influences their vocality on social and environmental issues, Patagonia has rightfully earned the respect of consumers and industry folk alike. Through the products they make and the principles they stand for, Patagonia is wholeheartedly devoted to making the world a better place.
Carhartt WIP drops another episode of the RELEVANT PARTIES podcast series in which we get to meet DJ and producer Darren White aka dBridge, founder of Exit Records, a label that has shaped UK club culture and the genres of drum and bass, jungle, autonomic, hip-hop and soul like few others.
Adrian Sherwood, UK’s legendary dub music redord producer and founder of On-U Sound tells host Chal Ravens his story of how a reggae-fanatic teenager went on to become one of the most influential figures within the world of dub, experimental, Raggae, post-Punk, electronica and Hip Hop.
The latest episode of Carhartt WIP RELEVANT PARTIES is dedicated to Amsterdam-based label Rush Hour. Since its founding in 1997, Rush Hour has been a hotbed of music culture, responsible for outstanding sounds of the genres Afrobeat, Brazil, disco, jazz, soul, as well as house and techno.
This season, Butter Goods is paying tribute to one of the all-time greats of jazz: Charles Mingus. Honouring and celebrating the life and works of the jazz legend, the brand has created a limited tribute collection in collaboration with the artist’s estate and the Jazz Workshop, Inc. Join us for a glimpse into the genius of Charles Mingus written by Gereon Klug.
The sixth episode of RELEVANT PARTIES is dedicated to NYC’s DFA Records, one of the most influential record labels of the 00s. The Juan MacLean and Shitrobot, longtime artists of the label, reminisce about its formation in New York City back in the days, in an era before social media and streaming platforms.
For the fifth round of RELEVANT PARTIES, host Chal Ravens explores the story and vision of Munich-based label and collective Public Possession. Following the motto »Audio – Visual – Energy«, the label creates an intriguing space between art, music, fashion and events.
Dubbed »The Heart of Japanese Hip Hop Culture«, Jazzy Sport is more than just a record store: cultural hub, independent record label, production company and fashion brand. In the latest episode of Carhartt WIP RELEVANT PARTIES, journalist Chal Ravens explores the world of the Tokyo-based multidisciplinary collective.
2020 will go down in history as a special year. A year that has brought the world to a standstill. Adrian Bianco interviewed four creatives from the fashion and culture scene to find out how they experienced the impact of Corona over the past few months and what Post Corona Consumerism might look like for them.
In the latest episode of Carhartt WIP RELEVANT PARTIES, music journalist Chal Ravens talks to Sam Valenti IV, founder and visionary behind Ghostly International from New York City, about how it all began, his inspirations and how Ghostly has been expanding our horizons as a multicultural platform, constantly creating new impulses since 1999.
Carhartt WIP presents RELEVANT PARTIES, a new monthly podcast series about some of the world’s most pioneering and influential independent record labels of all times. Preluding the first two episodes featuring Stones Throw Records and Ninja Tune, we had the chance to chat with the host of the show, music journalist Chal Ravens.