IUTER x Carrots & IUTER FW19

Shot in London with the 6ix7even

  • photography Elliot Huntley
  • art_direction Daniel Sansavini
  • thanks_to Luca, Shane, Paolo & the 67 Crew
IUTER x Carrots & IUTER FW19 Shot in London with the 6ix7even

We like going places. Don’t get us wrong, we love Milan, but go somewhere like California and it’s legal to smoke certain substances that you’d get arrested for here. Plus, sometimes we meet people that we instantly admire on our travels. That’s what happened when we met Anwar Carrots, founder of laid-back brand Carrots, on our trips to LA.

That was the beginning of the IUTER x Carrots collab: a RAM jacket in black faux leather with orange detailing, an orange puffy tracksuit with embroidery on both hoodie and pants and a commemorative T-shirt that combines the IUTER and Carrots logos.

These photos by Eliot Huntley, a very young photographer of mixed Thai and British origins, showcase the pieces created in collaboration with Carrots, out in December, as well as highlights from the current FW19 “Wild Boys” collection, worn by the 67 crew who Tommaso Naccari will introduce in the following paragraphs. The eagle-eyed among you will remember seeing them in Milan with Rkomi at the “MI16” night a few years back. We’ve always liked to show our support for underground artists by bringing them to Milan (shout-out to Cippo, Dali and Giad). You’ll see SJ, Mental K, Monkey, Liquez and Dimzy in the shoot as well as an LD mask since he couldn’t make it.

Other than the IUTER x Carrots garments, out in December in selected US and online stores, all garments worn by the 67 crew in this shoot are available now online at iuter.com and from IUTER Store Milan and our retailers.

The first Italy heard of 67 – or 6ix7even – was their feature on The Night Skinny’s album “Pezzi”. At the time, their highly recognizable image was making them a sensation on the European music scene.

For some time now, London – and the UK in general – has been enjoying a second youth thanks to the explosion of artists such as Skepta and Stormzy as well as crime drama “Top Boy” moving to Netflix, meaning the soundtrack by grime pioneers such as Kano suddenly reached a far wider audience.

When a scene is thriving, and in this case, it really is, there’s no point in hustling for the top spot. The 67 crew have proven this, forging a highly distinctive image by collaborating with artists such as Mura Masa and Chip, getting themselves snapped by Solange's side and keeping their raw quality so alive that the British police keep an extra special eye on them, which is never ideal. While it may be useful to define their genre as “Grime” from a geographical perspective, that’s a bit reductive when it comes to their music: the most appropriate term for their distinctive sound is Drill. And you can be sure that these guys are drill icons, proven by the fact that “Man's Not Hot” by Big Shaq was originally rapped over one of their instrumentals.

Since being named among the year’s best newcomers at the MOBO Awards in 2016, the CREW – around 20 people if you count members, affiliates and defections (ASAP being one of the “main” ones and Itch among the new recruits) – releases almost two mixtapes a year, with LD and Dimzy releasing their solo work in 2018 and Monkey's Wild N Loose hitting headphones across Europe in 2019. What the future holds for 67 is unclear but that’s exactly what makes this fascinating crew so drill.