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Tuesday, 5th Feb 2013
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 - 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 - 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.
Monday, 28th Jan 2013
Spring 2013 sees the launch of a collection of contemporary interpretations of some of our most iconic, sports inspired pieces. The Capsule Sportswear Collection combines a sharp, modernist silhouette with traditional performance fabrics; accented by bold pops of colour taken from our early sportswear catalogues.
The classic Fred Perry shirt has given a 21st century makeover. Maintaining its clean lines, a laser cut bonded pocket has been added to the chest, fastening with a streamlined reverse coil zip. Laser cut eyelets under the arms combine with a sports mesh lining for a technical feel, whilst a specially designed silicone Laurel Wreath print completes the look.
Traditional crew neck sweats have been modernised with concealed zip pockets, and overdyed in vintage hues. Elsewhere in the collection, a lightweight and innovative technical Harrington jacket has been crafted in a special metal infused yarn. Finished with a waterproof zip fastening and functioning back vent; this key jacket style is a seamless blend of form and function.
Monday, 19th Nov 2012
Fred Perry have teamed up with quality craftsmen Drake’s for a Autumn/Winter 2012 collaborative blank canvas.
Famed for their refined handcrafted accessories, Drake’s of London have been outfitting gentlemen since 1977. The company’s origins lie in the hand printing and production of men’s quality scarves. Today Drake’s are the largest independent producer of handmade ties in England. Their impressive factory and covetable fabric archive is based in the Old Street area of London.
The collaboration sees two classic British brands join forces to create a measured and sophisticated collection of Fred Perry pieces, complemented by Drake’s signature archive prints. Staying true to heritage, styles are experimental, but not radical. Drake's Managing Director Michael Hill captured the collaboration perfectly during our factory visit, as he enthused: 'it's about evolution of design, not revolution'.
Styles include the classic Fred Perry shirt and Bomber jacket, which both pay homage to Drake’s signature medallion print, whilst an enlivened archive paisley print brings statement to woven styles.
All over print patterns sit alongside more subtly detailed designs, with pattern applied to plackets, collars, linings and footwear; creating a distinctly British collection.