The ongoing series of collaborations between British cult label Fred Perry and avant-gardist Raf Simons has produced some of the most memorable celebrations of British subcultures in recent years. The two labels have made particularly inventive use of photographic prints from archival sources detailing the punk and ska subcultures of the 70s and 80s.
The provenance of this season’s graphic materials comes from the recently-published 100 Club Stories photobook produced by publisher Ditto in collaboration with Fred Perry. With a particular focus on the “100 Club Pink Special” — an event at the legendary London club where punk bands such as the Sex Pistols, The Clash, and The Damned made early appearances — the book evokes the energy of that crucial time in music history, identifying what made the space so special at that time without demystifying its legendary status.
Fred Perry first came to prominence with various subcultures thanks to staple pieces such as polos and Harrington jackets, as well as, of course, the instantly recognisable wreath logo. The Fred Perry x Raf Simons Raf Laurel Wreath T-Shirt in black revels in this history. Cut from soft, heavyweight cotton jersey, this regular fit staple tee features a metal laurel wreath tab with an antique silver finish and Raf Simons embroidered branding on the chest. Other features include a ribbed crew neckline.
Made in Portugal from 100% cotton.
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