Invincible, the Taiwanese store and brand founded in 2007, is celebrating its 15th anniversary this year by launching a collaboration collection with the streetwear brand Carhartt WIP.
Together they created a seven-piece capsule, which pursues the idea of constant evolution and reinvention of time-honored classics.
For this collaboration, Invincible has worked with the Japanese designer Shinsuke Nakada, who has collaborated for various brands and is known for excavating elements of classic Americana while also reinterpreting brands’ DNA to offer fresh perspectives.The collection sees Nakada reinvent Carhartt WIP’s utilitarian archetypes into a series of garments that take inspiration from outdoor gear and Taiwan’s shrimp fishing culture.
The collection offers garments that carry a loose, wide fit, as well as functional outdoor-inspired elements, such as synthetic twill fabrics, multi-pocket construction and mesh linings.
The classic Chore Coat, for example, has been reimagined with a detachable hood and two rear patch pockets with hammer loop detailing—a nod to the brand’s work pants. The coat’s front four-pocket construction is further complemented by zip-pocket detailing taken from the brand’s Michigan Coat.
The Double Knee Pant, meanwhile, has been reworked in a looser silhouette, with adjustable tie detailing at the waist and leg opening, as well as an iPhone-sized tool pocket.
Each item features Carhartt WIP’s woven square label, accented by embroidery that represents Invincible’s tornado logo.