Gosha Rubchinskiy and PACCBET co-founder (and pro-skater) Tolia Titaev have hijacked a Carhartt WIP collection, reinterpreting and reimagining 12 of the label’s classic garments. Rubchinskiy is no stranger to the art of collaboration – having worked with the likes of Fila, Kappa, Levi’s and Burberry over the course of the last few years.
Styled in a lookbook shot on the Black Sea which reflects Rubchinskiy’s ongoing obsession with the youth of his homeland, the collection is all about the loose, boxy fits of 90s-era Carhartt. Think oversized t-shirts with WIP x PACCBET detailing to the chest, a washed-denim iteration of the brand’s signature Detroit jacket, and a unique interpretation of the classic Master Pant that features legs of contrasting colours.
The release of the collaboration follows closely in the wake of Rubchinskiy’s AW18 show, held in the Russian city of Yekaterinburg, in which he presented what he called ‘a uniform for the next generation’, who are united across the world by skating and style. Ahead of the capsule’s launch at Dover Street Market and select Carhartt WIP stores on the 24th January, we spoke to Rubchinskiy about PACCBET and Carhartt’s relationship, shooting the lookbook on the coast of the Black Sea, and the spirit of Russian skateboarding.