Last Friday the Fred Perry Laurel Wreath 60 Year Blank Canvas (Re-Issues) collection landed in stores all over Europe (and next week it will be available in the US). For 60 years now Fred Perry has been a major influence on British fashion and was picked up as an fashion-element by different youth cultures through the decades. To celebrate this important landmark Fred Perry have created a blank canvas capsule range of apparel and footwear – a contemporary take on original styles first seen in the 1952 Fred Perry Sportswear catalogue – which will be be available in the Laurel Wreath collection.
The collection consists of highly recognizable items like the polo, the cardigan and the bomber jacket. Classic Fred Perry pieces, with the excellent minimal aesthetic it is famous for, but for this capsule collection there has been a distinctive use of better versions of all the fabrics, for instance a mercerised pique, a 100% wool Italian bomber fabric, and the merino cardigan is made in Italy, in Italian merino.