Posts written during 'April 2012'
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Wednesday, 11th Apr 2012
We're delighted to announce an exciting new collaboration with Olympian and cycling legend Bradley Wiggins. Bradley has long been a fan of Fred Perry, and as a self-confessed mod enthusiast he makes a perfect fit for the brand. Speaking of the new collaboration, Bradley has said:
“It’s a partnership I could only have dreamed of...I have been a lifelong fan of the brand, stemming from my following and commitment to the mod movement and what I believe is Fred Perry’s unparalleled relationship with subculture."
“My goal has been to develop an authentic, non technical range of off cycle wear that is inspired by the best of the sport’s unique heritage – something I am hugely passionate about. Fred Perry offered me that opportunity.I’ll never forget the buzz when I first heard that Fred Perry were interested in working with me and since we’ve started work it’s clear that I’m going to have the chance to execute many of my and collaborate on some great ranges in the coming seasons."
Cycling jerseys have been standard mod-attire since the early 1960’s, and Bradley's collection will be inspired by this unique relationship between the sport and Subculture. Initially, the collaboration will launch in early summer with one cotton pique, zip neck shirt style in 3 colourways available through our worldwide shops and online at fredperry.com. The collection will expand to 8 pieces for an October 2012 delivery.
Friday, 6th Apr 2012
The Gildar Gallery in Denver, Colorado is offering a candid look at the West Coast punk scene through a selection of photographs by Richard Peterson - a former photographer for cult San Francisco punk zine Search and Destroy. Having gained unrivalled access to many of the scene's most notorious luminaries including Iggy Pop, the Avengers and the Weirdos; curator Adam Lerner notes that "Peterson is interested in much more than rockers on a stage. He captured the scene, the world that surrounded the musicians, with an eye to what made it enchanted and unexpected.”
Iggy Pop by Richard Peterson, 1978
The Weirdos by Richard Peterson, 1977
The Avengers by Richard Peterson, 1978
Whilst the origin of punk has often been disputed, it is thought that the movement emerged in the mid 1970’s in major cities in the US, UK and Australia. Born as a reaction to what was seen as a return in dominant culture of conspicuous consumerism, punk quickly spread, primarily through the medium of music, to other regions around the world promoting nonconformity and a DIY ethic. While much of American punk history has focused on East Coast scenes particularly in New York City, a wholly unique form of punk emerged with fervour across the country in San Francisco and Los Angeles. These California punks, while aware and influenced by their long distance counterparts, drew upon their immediate surroundings to develop a wholly identifiable look, sound and vision.
The Art of a Warrior Tribe captures this DIY ethic with Peterson's photographs supported by objects created by visual artists, musicians, and writers who the photographer has identified as deeply influential to him. Contributions span from major art world figures like Bruce Connor, to musicians turned visual artists like Moritz Reichelt, Penelope Houston (Avengers), David J (Bauhaus), Fritz Fox (Mutants), Steven Thomsen (Monitor) and Jeff Raphael (The Nuns).
Richard Peterson and the Art of a Warrior Tribe will run from now until 21st April 2012.
Gildar Gallery, 82 S. Broadway, Denver, CO 80209. Click HERE for further info.
Wednesday, 4th Apr 2012
We’re pleased to announce that our brand new Fred Perry Authentic Shop is now open in the Morgan Quarter, Cardiff. Taking inspiration from the rich heritage details of the surrounding arcade, the shop features traditional parquet flooring and hanging light fixtures, offset by sleek modernist features crafted in black steel and brass. The new Authentic shop will host men’s, women’s and kids clothing, as well as a selection of footwear and accessories.
Our Cardiff shop will have the following opening times: Monday - Saturday 10am - 7pm, Sunday 11am - 5pm. Be sure to pay us a visit if you're in the area!
Fred Perry Authentic Shop, Unit E, Hayes Buildings, Cardiff, CF10 1AF. See directions to the shop HERE