The Spring/Summer 2011 Fred Perry Laurel Wreath collection by Richard Nicoll is due to hit stores on Monday 24th January. The inspiration behind Richard Nicoll’s first collection for Fred Perry is Ken Russell’s iconic portraits of 1950’s teddy girls, with their boot-lace ties, drainpipes, pompadour haircuts, cigarettes and brooding attitude.
In reference to the brooches and pearl’s used within the collection Nicholl states, “…we referenced my acid colour blocked SS09 sportswear influenced collection and added old-fashioned elements like pointelle cardigans and mother of pearl laurel brooches for branding. I also mixed sport jersey with lurex piqué and brocade cottons to create a clash of sport and traditional 50’s couture elements in dynamic but recognisably 50’s colours such as eau de nil and peach”
This is definitely one of my favourite Fred Perry collections to date, especially with me being a huge fan on the 1950’s and feminine tailoring. I belive the collection will bring a new consumer to the Fred Perry brand, giving Fred Perry womenswear a bold and distinctive new personality.
Teddy Girl Inspiration:
These are a few of my must-haves from the collection:
Shop the collection from Monday 24th January in-store and at – www.fredperry.com