Coming Soon: Fela Kuti x Carhartt WIP

COMING SOON: For Spring/Summer 2019, Carhartt WIP pays tribute to the legendary Fela Kuti.

Known for pioneering the musical genre Afrobeat, as well as being a perennial political agitator and human rights activist through his highly-charged lyrics and cover art, Fela Kuti was one of the most powerful cultural figures in Africa during the 70s and 80s.

The Spring/Summer 2019 Fela Kuti capsule collection has been created in close liaison with the Fela Anikulapo Kuti Estate, his former manager Rikki Stein and Knitting Factory Records. Its designs take inspiration from Fela Kuti’s vibrant album artwork, such as his 1975 release Expensive Shit, while also incorporating references to tracks like “Ye Ye De Smell” and the recording Live In Detroit 1986. These motifs are applied across a range of pieces, from graphic t-shirts and bucket hats, to shirts and caps.

To accompany the collection, the out of print “Live In Detroit 1986” album will also be re-released on vinyl, limited to 500 copies.

Meanwhile, Carhartt WIP, Dazed and NTS Radio have once again collaborated on a short film, which sees London-based artist Akinola Davies to the Nigerian capital Lagos with rapper Obongjayar. The result is the experimental “One Day Go Be One Day,” which takes cues from Fela Kuti’s spiritual roots. 

The Spring/Summer 2019 Fela Kuti capsule collection will be available from Carhartt WIP stores, carhartt-wip.com and select retailers from April 4th.

Join us to celebrate the launch of our S/S 2019 capsule collection honoring Nigerian afro-beat legend, Fela Kuti. Film screening and release party in New York on Thursday, April 4. Collection launch and opening of our month long shop-in-shop at Bodega Los Angeles on Friday, April 5.

RSVP by clicking the flyer below for the location you wish to attend.

FELA KUTI x Carhartt WIP collaboration Store Availability:

USA:
Carhartt WIP Store New York

BELGIUM:
Carhartt WIP Store Ghent,
Carhartt WIP Store Brussels

NETHERLANDS:
Carhartt WIP Store Amsterdam 1,
Carhartt WIP Store Amsterdam 2,
Carhartt WIP Store Amsterdam 3,
Carhartt WIP Store Haarlem,
Carhartt WIP Store Den Haag

UNITED KINGDOM:
Carhartt WIP Store London Soho,
Carhartt WIP Store London King’s Cross,
Carhartt WIP Store London Covent Garden,
Carhartt WIP Store London Shoreditch,
Carhartt WIP Store Manchester,
Carhartt WIP Store Bristol

FRANCE:
Carhartt WIP Store Paris Bastille,
Carhartt WIP Store Paris Le Marais,
Carhartt WIP Store Paris Saint-Honoré,
Carhartt WIP Store Lille,
Carhartt WIP Store Lyon,
Carhartt WIP Store Bordeaux,
Carhartt WIP Store Toulouse,
Carhartt WIP Store Annecy

AUSTRIA:
Carhartt WIP Store Vienna

SWITZERLAND:
Carhartt WIP Store Zurich Lagerstrasse,
Carhartt WIP Store Zurich Spitalgasse/ Hirschenplatz/Niedorf

GERMANY:
Carhartt WIP Store Berlin Mitte,
Carhartt WIP Store Berlin Muenzstrasse,
Carhartt WIP Store Berlin Bikini,
Carhartt WIP Store Cologne,
Carhartt WIP Store Duesseldorf,
Carhartt WIP Store Frankfurt 2,
Carhartt WIP Store Muenchen,
Carhartt WIP Store Hamburg,

SPAIN:
Carhartt WIP Store Madrid AF11,
Carhartt WIP Store Madrid EM13,
Carhartt WIP Store Barcelona Born,
Carhartt WIP Store Barcelona Gotico/Duc,
Carhartt WIP Store Valencia,
Carhartt WIP Store Ibiza,
Carhartt WIP Store Palma De Mallorca,
Carhartt WIP Store Bilbao,
Carhartt WIP Store San Sebastian

AUSTRALIA:
Carhartt WIP Store Sydney Burton St,
Carhartt WIP Store Sydney TGV,
Carhartt WIP Store Melbourne

DENMARK:
Carhartt WIP Store Copenhagen City,

ITALY:
Carhartt WIP Store Milano,
Carhartt WIP Store Milano II,
Carhartt WIP Store Verona

PORTUGAL:
Carhartt WIP Store Lisboa

JAPAN:
Carhartt WIP Store Nagoya,
Carhartt WIP Store Osaka,
Carhartt WIP Store Fukuoka,
Carhartt WIP Store Tokyo

HONG KONG:
Carhartt WIP Store Silvercord,
Carhartt WIP Store Causeway Bay Pak Sha Road

CHINA:
Carhartt WIP Store Shanghai Joycity,
Carhartt WIP Store Beijing Sanlitan,
Carhartt WIP Store Shenyang,
Carhartt WIP Store Tianjin

TAIWAN:
Carhartt WIP Store Taipei,
Carhartt WIP Store Taichung,
Carhartt WIP Corner Xinyi A11,
Carhartt WIP Store Banciao,
Carhartt WIP Store Taichung,
Carhartt WIP Store Invincible South

SOUTH KOREA:
Carhartt WIP Store Seoul Apgujeong,
Carhartt WIP Store Hongdae-Wowsan,
Carhartt WIP Store Seoul Noon Square,
Carhartt WIP Corner Busan Centum City Mall,
Carhartt WIP Store Seoul Times Square,
Carhartt WIP Store Seoul Coex,
Carhartt WIP Corner Dague Sinsegae,
Carhartt WIP Store Jeonju,
Carhartt WIP Store Cheonan

 

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