Raf Simons and Fred Perry collaborated for their SS18 collection and they’re bringing punk style to the English upper-class style. Known for their simplicity in polos, Simons has brought his inspiration to the designs, ultimately changing the game.
The collection was previewed on Perry’s Instagram, with a lookbook video by film director Sharna Osbourne, displaying color-coordinated outfits within a collage artwork by Patrick Waugh. From uniformed short-sleeve polos and t-shirts, the line distinguishes itself with an asymmetrical duct tape splayed design.
Simons incorporated different colored collars, to create contrast within the polo shirt. Using his typical hues of modern colors, the line includes lightweight cotton t-shirts with vinyl tape in the front.
Additionally, the collab offers stylish pullover hoodies and color blocked sweatshirts with vinyl tape detailing on the shoulders and sides. Perry’s classic Laurel Wreath is layered within all pieces, humbling the concept behind the brand. Cotton straight fit trousers were featured with vinyl tape placed on the back pocket, adding a punk style aesthetic.
This isn’t Simons first inspiration from a former Wimbledon champion, as he has designed a Stan Smith inspired shoe line with Adidas. Along with his modern designs, the Belgian designer has brought many trends to American fashion and seems like is still holding that reputation down.
The collection is currently available on Fred Perry‘s site.
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