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Introducing Sir Peter Blake

We're pleased to announce the involvement of seminal British artist Sir Peter Blake in our next blank canvas collection. Peter has created some of the most iconic cover art of the last fifty years, most notably for The Beatles' Sergeant Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band and Paul Weller's Stanley Road. Launching soon, the collection references the artist's unique affiliation with 60s pop iconography, showcased across three limited edition shirt styles.

Peter Blake

Each of the three shirt styles have been made and printed in England in a numbered run of 1000. Keep an eye on the Limited Edition section of FredPerry.com for further updates.

 

West Coast Style

One of the key stories behind the relationship between Fred Perry and Stussy is the West Coast Punk movement of the late 1970s. In the UK the Sex Pistols were causing pandemonium and bringing the country's music media to its knees, but in the United States home grown punk had to work much harder to receive a mention. California had given the world the surf-pop of The Beach Boys and added blonde vocalist Stevie Nicks to Fleetwood Mac - surely the chaos of punk rock didn't fit with this technicolour world?

Venice Beach California

 Venice Beach, California 2011

As London and New York continued to be described by mainstream media as the playgrounds of punk; California saw the emergence of a new wave of bands pioneering the West Coast scene. In Los Angeles bands such as the Germs, Alley Cats and Weirdos championed the underground, followed by the Southern Californian hardcore punk of the late 70s and early 80s which introduced bands such as Black Flag and Circle Jerks. Whilst the scene later exploded in popularity and spawned more mainstream acts such as NOFX and Green Day, the West Coast punk scene holds its roots firmly in the underground. The Fred Perry Shirt was adopted by the West Coast surf, punk and ska scenes of the late 1970s, who in turn influenced Stussy's grass-roots when the brand was born in California in 1980.

The 2011 Fred Perry x Stussy Blank Canvas Collection now includes two limited edition footwear styles alongside accessories and apparel.

 

Fred Perry X Stussy Deluxe

Soon to launch is perhaps our most eagerly anticipated blank canvas collaboration of the season: Fred Perry x Stussy Deluxe. Taking inspiration from both British and 1970s American sports heritage and design, the collection features limited edition apparel, accessories and footwear all created in a simple palette of white, blood red and black.

For the campaign shoot we chose one of our favourite venues as a location: the 100 Club on Oxford Street, which perfectly complements both Fred Perry and Stussy's unique relationships with both sport and underground subcultures.

Stussy 1

Stussy 2

There's been a great reaction from some of our favourite bloggers to the collection, with previews featured on Hypebeast, The Daily Street and High Snobiety to name but a few.

The 2011 Fred Perry x Stussy Deluxe blank canvas collection launches in shops and online from Monday 18th April, with footwear available exclusively in Laurel Wreath shops until 23rd May 2011.