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Thursday, 18th Aug 2011
This week saw the launch of two new styles, created in collaboration with seminal band and extended Fred Perry family The Specials. Lending their unmistakable handwriting to a classic pique shirt in black and white and a crew neck t-shirt; the new styles arrive in anticipation of the band's upcoming European tour.
The Specials' 1981 hit 'Ghost Town'
The band will be playing shows across Europe in September and October, culminating in an already sold out show at Alexandra Palace, London, in November. The special edition crew neck t-shirt released this week features the set list from the upcoming tour, as well as a small checkerboard label on the hem that also features on the accompanying pique shirt. Both styles showcase the band's ethos of 'black and white unite', with our iconic Laurel Wreath embroidery showcased with both black and white leaves.
For more information on The Specials including tour and ticket info, visit their official website: http://www.thespecials.com/
Saturday, 26th Mar 2011
Earning the accolade of ‘The Godfather of Ska’, Laurel Aitken has been recognised as one of the most exciting artists of the past hundred years, being at the forefront of the Raggae, Ska, 2-Tone and Skinhead movements. Famous for tracks such as Skinhead Invasion and Scandal in Brixton Market, Laurel moved to Leicester in 1970 and worked hard to inspire and motivate young musicians.
A large focus of the exhibition is Laurel’s stage costumes – from sequined blazers to classic pork pie hats, the artist’s clothing was always as fresh as his music. Laurel and the pioneers of the Ska movement spurred a new fashion scene as many were inspired by their sharp and subversive style – a look which is still championed today.
Ska with Laurel is taking place until the 8th of May 2011 at the New Walk Museum, Leicester. http://www.leicester.gov.uk/skawithlaurel/