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4 posts tagged "Fred Perry"

Fred Perry Celebrates Sixty

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Fred Perry’s white polo shirt became an instant classic following its 1952 Wimbledon debut. (In fact, despite the success of his namesake clothing line, the late Perry would probably prefer to be remembered for his many tennis titles—in 1997, he was named one of the ten greatest players of all time.) This year, the U.K.-based label, which built a strong following among those in the underground punk scene, is celebrating its sixtieth anniversary. And to commemorate the milestone, they’re launching a collaborative project and exhibition at London’s Dover Street Market on January 26. For the occasion, Fred Perry brought in a sixty-strong assortment of personalities—including designers (Raf Simons, Peter Jensen, Sister by Sibling, and Christopher Raeburn, among others), artists (Inez and Vinoodh, Terry Hall), musicians (Blur frontman Damon Albarn, Anton Wirjono), athletes (cyclist Sir Bradley Wiggins), publications (i-D magazine), retailers (Colette), and other inspiring creatives—to personalize reproductions of Perry’s original ’52 shirt (see the full shirt gallery here). The results are just as unique and diverse as the pool of participants, and will be on display at Dover Street for three weeks, before traveling to Beijing and Ginza, China, next month. The shirts will eventually be auctioned, and all proceeds will go to the Amy Winehouse Foundation, which benefits struggling young people.

The team at New York-based advertising agency Mother got their hands messy while reinterpreting the classic polo. Keeping the brand’s tennis heritage in mind, Mother staffers Christian Cervantes and Christopher Rogers brushed off their rackets and launched sixty tennis balls, dripping with Technicolor paint, at the shirt. Mother shared a behind-the-scenes video of the process with Style.com, which debuts below.

For more information on the Fred Perry 60th Anniversary project, visit.



Photo: Courtesy of Fred Perry

Sienna Miller Cast As A Hitchcock Girl, Amy Winehouse’s Final Fred Perry Collection On Sale Now, And More…

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Sienna Miller has been cast as Tippi Hedren, the Hitchcock actress who appeared in The Birds, in a new film called The Girl. Hitchcock was reportedly obsessed with her and “made repeated sexual advances towards her.” [Vogue U.K.]

It certainly was a banner year for Michael Kors. The designer, who celebrated the 30th anniversary of his brand this year, unveiled an initial public offering that values the brand at $3.63 billion. [Huff Po]

Amy Winehouse’s final collection for Fred Perry went on sale at FredPerry.com this morning, with all profits benefiting the Amy Winehouse Foundation “along with a seasonal donation to the charity.” The release of the collection is timed with the release of her final album Lioness: Hidden Treasures. [Telegraph]

Italian artist Erique LaCorbeille has envisioned an imaginary life with Kate Moss and displayed it through a series of ten self-portraits. LaCorbeille says, “I have always had great admiration for Kate Moss because she is a different kind of star, the exception in a world of statuesque and cold icons.” [Hint]

Photo: Marc Piasecki / Getty Images

Winehouse Collection Continues, Nemcova Reveals Her Wedding Dress Designer, Richard Nicoll Teams With Technology, And More…

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Amy Winehouse’s collections for Fred Perry will continue, WWD reported today. When the singer died last month, Fred Perry hit the “pause” button on the collection, but the Winehouse family would like the remaining two collections she created to be released. [WWD]

Model Petra Nemcova isn’t keeping her wedding dress designer a secret. The bride-to-be, who will marry actor Jamie Belman next June, revealed she will walk down the aisle in Marchesa. [Vogue U.K.]

Uniqlo has partnered with Barbie and Disney, and now the Japanese retailer has joined forces with another all-American brand: Coca-Cola. For their eighth annual UT Grand Prix, contestants can create T-shirt designs inspired by Coke for a winning prize of $10,000. The top ten designs will be sold in Uniqlo stores worldwide this fall. [Hint]

London-based designer Richard Nicoll is on call with Vodafone. The cell phone company will sponsor his next two runway shows, and they are collaborating on a new accessory that “fuses technology and cutting edge design.” [WWD]

Photo: Mike Marsland / Getty Images

Amy For Perry, Bye-Bye Bea (Again), And More…

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Amy Winehouse—remember her?—is designing a capsule collection for Fred Perry (pictured). But this isn’t just a “sign the dotted line, cash the check” agreement. “The range clearly has Amy’s handwriting,” says a Perry exec. Shakily, we imagine. [WWD]

Bad news—maybe—for NYC revelers. Restaurateur Cobi Levy turned up at a community board meeting yesterday to seek approval for his new tapas venture…at the former Beatrice Inn. Closing time is looking to be 1 or 2 a.m. So much for the Bring Back Beatrice campaigns. [Page Six]

Speaking of real estate, the Seaside Heights house that put up Jersey Shore‘s Bumpit-ed residents (we’ll never believe that poof is 100 percent organic) is now renting for $2,500 a night. Vacation in (Ed Hardy) style! [NYT]

And good news for the guys: Yohji Yamamoto has announced that after a few seasons off the runway, he’ll show his menswear collection in Tokyo this April. [WWD]

Photo: Courtesy of Fred Perry