NIGEL CABOURN X FRED PERRY SS15
Iconic label Fred Perry announce their collaboration with Nigel Cabourn, a SS15 collection unlike any other.
The collaboration celebrates both Nigel Cabourn and Fred Perry’s embrace of UK manufacturing, with roots stemming to the 1950s and 1970s respectively.
Fred Perry first became World Champion of Table Tennis in 1929, hence the collections styles all based on classic sportswear and heritage details. It was before Perry’s pursuit of tennis which he is most well-known for, and something only Nigel Cabourn would uncover and find inspiration in.
The collection is varied, with the Panelled 1952 Pique Shirt a playful take on a 1970s training vest from Nigel’s archive. Additionally, an original cotton Fred Perry Laurel Wreath has been stitched onto the vest with an authentic sportswear locker loop. Cabourn’s attention to detail is meticulous.
Respect for production is evident in the creation of outerwear. A 3-button Blazer is made in the U.K., at the Mackintosh factory, from Dawes weaving fabric with a horn button fastening. The Cameraman Windcheater Bomber, also made in the Mackintosh factory, is inspired by Cabourn’s own Cameraman jacket. It’s a strong joining of forces.
Nigel Cabourn states: “Fred Perry is a brand that I think runs in some ways parallel to the Nigel Cabourn brand,both truly British brands inspired by British heritage and wherever possible manufacturing everything in the UK. I think a lot of Fred Perry and Nigel Cabourn fans alike will be pleased we have finally come together on this collaboration.”
Nigel Cabourn X Fred Perry will be available in all Fred Perry Laurel Wreath shops and online at www.fredperry.com