The New Raf Simons x Fred Perry Collection Is an Ode to British Punk Culture
Marking part one of the duo’s final collaboration.
Raf Simons has reconnected with Fred Perry for part one of their final collaborative capsule, marking the beginning of the end of a partnership that started in 2008.
Over the course of Raf Simons’ career so far, the designer has consistently presented projects and styles that represent youth culture, underground scenes, and his love for the North of England. This was best seen in his last collaboration with Fred Perry — a collection that paid homage to the likes of Peter Saville, Joy Division, and New Order.
Now, Simons’ latest work with FP draws further inspiration from the youth of today, and more specifically, from underground raves, club culture, and live instrumentation. The campaign is shot by British photographer, Ewen Spencer, during a show performed by beat-punk band Kid Kapichi and it presents a capsule packed with Simons’ love for classic uniforms. Each style draws various militarian cues, while the silhouettes also appear firm and handy. Additionally, knitwear is complemented by a selection of jackets, workwear trousers, and heavy-duty accessories.
What’s more, is that the collection also includes an assemblage of bespoke graphics — all of which, take design pointers from industrial record covers that came out of the U.K. and U.S. during the late ’70s. Rounding off the collection, Raf Simons and Fred Perry also introduce a selection of new polo shirts, outerwear, and further knitwear that feature large-scale album prints alongside embroidered patchwork.
You can take a closer look at the new Raf Simons x Fred Perry collection above and it is available to shop now via the official Fred Perry website.
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