London Fashion Week designer Richard Nicholl has collaborated with classic British brand Fred Perry for their Spring/Summer 2011 collection. The Laurel Wreath collection is inspired by Ken Russell’s iconic portraits of 1950’s teddy girls in drainpipe jeans.
For the range Nicoll used his Spring/Summer 2009 collection as a starting point, using colour-blocked designs and mixing it with retro elements such as pearl laurel brooches and pointelle cardigans. Expect 50’s colours such as pale peach and classic Fred Perry pieces such as sporty bomber jackets and the iconic polo shirt.
British designer Nicoll is famous for his use of clean, minimal and masculine shapes for feminine clothing. However the main focus of this collection is the classic Fred Perry laurel wreath motif. He told i-D magazine: “I like the idea that something as conservative and traditional as a cameo broach could become subversive in the right hands.”
The range hits stores and online on 24th January.