Inspired by the Laurel Wreath values of authenticity, integrity and attitude, Fred Perry has brought together several heritage UK clothing manufacturers to create some classically British garments. Choosing to work only with only the finest British materials and British manufacturers, the British Collectables range was born.
Liberty is, of course, a British institution, with their art fabrics being used by everyone from Dior to Gucci, so they were an obvious choice to provide the fabrics. Smyth & Gibson of Belfast have been hand making luxury shirts for more than two decades, and were chosen to produce a range of stunning shirts from the Liberty fabrics. The End product is three beautifully construction shirts, each with meticulous attention to detail. The styles echo both Liberty’s and Fred Perry’s heritage, using both oxford cloth and Liberty Art Fabrics to great effect.
Fred Perry have also worked with Guernsey Woollens to produce a Limited edition traditional Guernsey Sweater. Guernsey Woollens has a rich 400 year old heritage, producing high quality knits for the seafarers of the Channel Islands. The sweaters are made from tightly knitted Pure British Wool from the Channel Islands, lightly oiled giving it water resistant properties, and has a distinctive wide collar, straight shoulder seem & sleeve detail.
The First styles from the British Collectables range are online now, with more to follow over the coming weeks…