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Acclaimed New York fashion designer Adam Kimmel recently announced his first ever collaboration, a project alongside American workwear company Carhartt. Dazed Digital caught up with Kimmel to provide us with a bit more insight into the actual collaboration, including the reason he was attracted to Carhartt, similarities between both brands and his favorite piece from the line. Offered below is an excerpt from the piece.
What attracted you to Carhartt?
Carhartt is the ultimate American heritage brand, and at its heart it’s a workwear label. The quality and durability of their products are amazing, and those are considerations that have been paramount to my own designs from the beginning. So this chance to work together has been something of a dream of mine..
Have you been a fan yourself for long?
I’ve been wearing the brand since I was 10.
What are the similarities/differences between AK and Carhartt?
Workwear could be found in all of my collections—like the jumpsuit which was inspired in part by the uniform of painters and mechanics. And as I said durability and wearability are also big staples of mine. I’ve always appreciated clothes that you can wear everyday, and I think both my brand and Carhartt supply that. While the AK product is handmade in Italy using very high-end fabric, the Adam Kimmel/Carhartt collection is made in Carhartt workwear facilities. The price point will be somewhere between Carhatt’s and my own.
What is your favourite piece from the collection?
I love the artist workcoat in indigo moleskin, lined with a super-soft brushed cotton twill.
Have you collaborated with other brands before?
No. This is the first.
The interview in its entirety is available here.