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Thursday, 2nd Jan 2014
The team at our Paris Rosiers Authentic shop wear key pieces from our men's and women's collections, available online and in Authentic shops now.
The women's Diamond Print Fred Perry Shirt.
Find your nearest Authentic shop using our Shop Finder.
Monday, 25th Feb 2013
This season, an eye-catching miniature paisley pattern enlivens classic styles across the men’s Authentic collection. Originally used in Iranian and Indian design, the twisted tear drop pattern made its way to British shores by way of travelers and soldiers during the early 19th century. Men would return from foreign lands with patterned gifts, woven in rich silks and cashmere.
Paisley Print Oxford Shirt - click here to view
Noting the popularity of the exotic designs, British textile merchants were eager to reproduce the patterns closer to home. The town of Paisley in Scotland, which was famed for its textile manufacturing (and incidentally had been home to the Stewart family, after which Stewart tartan is named), became a key producer of the design which fittingly adopted the town’s name. In the early days paisley fabrics were intricately produced on weaving looms, however this timely system was soon dropped in favour of printing. The new speedy and cost effective production methods led many designers to use the distinctive tear drop design in their work and in turn cemented its place in British design.
Paisley Print Shirt - click here to view.
The pattern was notably favoured by the mods during the 1960s and famously made its way onto the iconic Fender Telecaster guitar during the 1970s.
Modernised and simplified for spring 2013, the geometric pattern looks striking printed across the three button shirt and the woven Oxford style. The small scale two-colour teardrops create an almost polka dot effect when viewed from a distance, adding flashes of maroon and yellow to blue based fabrics. Elsewhere in the collection it brings a distinctive edge to both footwear and accessories.
Friday, 1st Jun 2012
We're pleased to announce the opening of a brand new Authentic Shop at the Westfield Stratford City Centre, London. A stand-out feature of the new shop is a one of a kind gold Laurel Wreath sculpture, with individual gold leaves suspended from the ceiling to create a full design when viewed straight on.
The interior combines modern and traditional details, with sleek black steel and gloss tiles offset by a herringbone parquet floor. Open just in time for the Jubilee Weekend, the new shop hosts men's, women's and kids styles from our current Authentic Collection. Opening hours will be 10am - 9pm Monday to Friday, 9am - 9pm on Saturdays and 12pm - 6pm on Sundays.
Visit the new shop at Westfield Stratford City, Ground Floor, Unit 1061, London E20 1EN. More information and directions can be found on our Shop Finder page.