Fred Perry

For this fall and winter 2013 collection, the Fred Perry design team has rediscovered archive British knitting patterns. Inspired by traditional homespun knits of the 1950s the collection offers a modern interpretation of time honored British styles.

This season sees key components of the British youth wardrobe, patterned knits and classic Fred Perry pieces cleverly combined to create a modern and relevant collection. Every sweater, hat, glove and scarf comes with a specially created knit pattern, offering the wearer the chance to knit their own.

A popular past time in post war Britain, home knitting from centuries old patterns offered an inexpensive and practical way to dress the family. Homespun sweaters were passed down through the generations and worked their way into the wardrobes of British youth throughout the 60s, 70s and 80s. Every tribe found a way of adopting the traditional styles – be it oversized and loose and teamed with a tennis bomber or slim and sharp worn over a button up Fred Perry shirt.

Key pieces from the women’s collection are the Fair Isle Turtle Neck and Fair Isle Cardigan. Fred Perry have taken this pattern, which originates from the remote island of Fair Isle to the north of Scotland and was an adopted favorite of skinheads, and reworked it to feature iconic Fred Perry details sat on an unlikely black background.

Another key piece from the collection is the Lambswool mix Aran Cardigan, traditionally from Aran islands off the west coast of Ireland, Fred Perry have updated this classic with a bold autumnal gold color palette. Accessories include beanies and scarves in Fair Isle and Cable patterns, Fair Isle gloves, mittens and iconic Fred Perry footwear reworked to feature the traditional knit patterns. Prices start from IDR 1.890.000 for a top to IDR 2.520.000 for a cardigan.

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