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Posts written during 'February 2013'

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New Women's Laurel Wreath Collection

For Spring/Summer 2013, our women's Laurel Wreath Collection takes inspiration from 1950s British youth culture - teddy girl tailoring combines with a bold use of pattern to bring new direction to classic pieces.

Ss13 Womens Lw Blog

Floral Print Cardigan and Fred Perry Shirt - click here to view the collection.

Print is key - vintage florals are abstracted and darkened, beautiful silk blend prints feminise solid black knits and the three button shirt. A mostly monochromatic palette is mellowed with tones of golden yellow and hazy blue. 

Accessories have been reworked for spring, with ostrich effect high-shine leather and rose gold coloured hardware bringing a sophisticated feel to classic styles. A new selection of footwear completes the look - key styles include the Lyttleton patent leather loafer, topped with tassels and finished with a seamed moccasin detail around the toe. 

The Spring 2013 women's Laurel Wreath Collection is available online and in our Laurel Wreath Collection shops now.

Spring Men's Laurel Wreath Collection

This spring, our men's Laurel Wreath Collection takes inspiration from the early 1980s British graphic art movement with an overall clean, modern and experimental approach. Key influences on the collection include artists such as Peter Saville and Malcolm Garrett, both famed for their seminal work with musicians and innovative approach to design - Saville famously created the iconic Unknown Pleasures album artwork for Joy Division whilst Garrett was one of the first artists to convert to digital techniques in the early 90s.

Space Dot Jacquard Sweater

Space Dot Jacquard Sweater - click here to view

A two colour dot pattern evocative of early computer cards and an industrial dash print, both reminiscent of the pioneering graphics movement, bring depth to slim fit shirts and lightweight Italian knitwear. 

Industrial Dash Print Shirt

Industrial Dash Print Shirt - click here to view

Elsewhere in the collection, seams have been shifted, button-up pockets give way to unexpected colour pops and envelope collars add detail to simple styles. A toned down palette of steel greys, pastel green and soft pinks is punctuated with flashes of brights. 

The new spring collection is available now, online and in our Laurel Wreath Collection shops. To find your nearest shop, use our store finder page.

The Fashion of Football

Manchester's National Football Museum is playing host to a new free exhibition celebrating 50 years of football and fashion. 'Strike a Pose' opens on the 1st of February, and is inspired by the book The Fashion of Football, From Best to Beckham, From Mod to Label Slave by Fred Perry friends Paolo Hewitt and Mark Baxter.

Fashion and Football - Skinhead Couple

From the flamboyant fashions worn by players ever since the wage cap was lifted in 1961, to the clothing adopted by the likes of mods, skinheads and casuals on the terraces; football has always had an intriguing influence on both spectator and sportsman. The coloured tipping applied to the iconic Fred Perry shirt was first initiated by West Ham fans who were keen to sport their club's colours, taking what was traditionally a tennis shirt and adopting it as their own. The National Football Museum has a selection of original 1960s Fred Perry shirts on display.

Fashion & Football - George Best outside his Manchester boutique.

'Strike a Pose' explores a wide range of football influenced trends; the good, the bad and the Beckham sarong. George Best - who many consider to be the godfather of football and fashion - is remembered with a dedicated section showcasing a selection of 60s clothing sold at his Manchester shops. The museum will also be holding a series of related events alongside the exhibition, kicking off with a conversation with Baxter and Hewitt this afternoon.

'Strike a Pose: 50 Years of Football and Fashion' runs from the 1st of February to 27th August 2013. The Fashion of Football, From Best to Beckham, From Mod to Label Slave by Paolo Hewitt and Mark Baxter is available now. You can see both authors' customised shirts, created as part of our 60 Year Anniversary gallery, HERE.

www.nationalfootballmuseum.com