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. Thanks to its adoption by numerous 20th century subcultures, the Fred Perry polo has become one of the most iconic garments ever made. It was, in fact, the Fred Perry polo that inspired Raf Simons to commence their now longstanding collaborative series.
The Fred Perry x Raf Simons Raf Laurel Wreath Detail Polo is the two labels' collaborative take on the iconic garment. Cut from soft, cotton pique fabric, this slim-fit polo shirt features collaborative branding by way of a metal laurel wreath tab with an antique silver finish and Raf Simons embroidered branding on the chest. Here in the white colourway, this polo shirt also features ribbed arm openings & collar and a two-button placket.
Made in Portugal from 100% cotton.