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Monday, 10th Oct 2011
After the huge success of our first Friends of Fred project, we decided to invite three more brands to the fold. The selection for AW11 stays true to our signature sharp mod aesthetic; using pieces from some of the finest British labels and craftsmen to create a complete outfit available at our Laurel Wreath shops and online. Our Friends of Fred for AW11 are: John Smedley, Garbstore and Alfred Sargent, with two more Levi’s styles added to the selection.
With a rich 225 year heritage, John Smedley holds its roots in the Derbyshire countryside and continues to produce luxury knitwear using the finest wool. For Friends of Fred, the brand has chosen the iconic Dorset Sweater created in the softest merino wool to form the core of the look. We've looked to Northamptonshire brand Alfred Sargent to provide the shoes: leather lined with a rubber tipped sole, their rich suede Chukka boots make the perfect finishing touch to our outfit. Producing their own line of ‘unfamiliar vintage’; Garbstore of Portobello road have contributed a wool Kadet coat complete with the smartly tailored wool and attention to detail sought out by the mods. Last but not least, Levi’s return for a second season with two classic styles – the 1967 505 Rigid Jeans and the Sta Prest trouser, this time available in a textured wale cord.*
*Please note that Levi's styles will not be available at our Manchester or Berlin Laurel Wreath Collection Shops.
Friday, 12th Aug 2011
The Reading Museum & Town Hall is currently hosting the Reading Steady Go! exhibition, specially curated to showcase life through the eyes of a 60s Mod. Celebrating the explosion of youth culture and the birth of "the teenager", the exhibition features a bedroom scene, a mock cafe and a barbers all with original furniture, posters and artefacts from the year 1964.
Fred Perry have donated several original pieces including a white pique shirt, a zip through track top with pale blue and navy tipping, and a traditional cable knit sweater. Towards the end of the exhibition stands a re-created club scene with amazing articles such as Bryan Jones' suit and guitar, the microphone from The Flamingo night club and membership cards to original mod clubs such as The Scene.
The exhibition is taking place until the 9th October 2011. For further information, directions and opening times, please visit: http://www.readingmuseum.org.uk
Friday, 15th Apr 2011
The Fashion and Textile Museum presents the work of Justin de Villeneuve; a high profile photographer throughout the 60s and 70s who started his career as manager to model and Mod icon 'Twiggy' at the height of her career. Creating some of the most well-known images of the era, Justin shot the portrait of Twiggy and David Bowie in Paris that would later become the iconic cover to the artist's album 'Pin-Ups'.
Twiggy with David Bowie for the cover of his 'Pin Ups' album - Justin de Villeneuve, 1973
The Justin de Villeneuve exhibition 'Fashion and Fame: Photographs 1968 - 1973' is open until Monday 25th April at The Fashion and Textile Museum, London. Please note that due to limited access, pre-booking is required. Visit The Fashion and Textile Museum for further information.