Fanning the flames of the streetwear and rave-community synergy
No one collabs quite like Carhartt WIP. Hunting for the freshest, most interesting corners of the culture-verse, they have done it again, this time, taking the ICONIC Herrensauna for a spin. The globally-renowned party, alongside Carhartt WIP, have created a collection channelling the classics with a twist. Reimagining the ‘staples’ (we’re talking, tees, hoodies, sweatshirts etc.), co-founders of the night, Cem Dukkha and Nicolas Endlicher have taken night-life’s rough few years (*cough cough* Corona we’re looking at you) into the very design.
Each piece shares a Herrensauna graphic, inspired by the paintings and upcycled bomber jackets the pair began to produce during the pandemic… including the symbolic eye-arrow-print inspired by the Queer icon, Saint Sebastian. This sustainable and culture-driven beginning is something Carhartt WIP immediately resonated with, and always looking to fan the flames of the streetwear and rave-communities synergy, a collaboration began.
The collection, titled, Renaissance of the Underground, was designed alongside artist Mauro Ventura using a colour palette directly inspired by the manuscripts of the Renaissance era. 100% unbrushed organic cotton enriched by pigment-dyed fabric, this collection is historically accurate(ish), comfortable and eye-catching all at the same time. And of course, what’s a Carhartt WIP X Herrensaunce collab without a party?
To celebrate the launch, Taboo also joined the twosome, hosting a special pre-launch at Humboldthain Club earlier this month. Alongside friends, fans and Herrensauna residents, the party began – shaking up the typical launch in true Berlin-style.