Inspired by to the very first tennis pieces from the depths of the Fred Perry archive, Margaret Howell’s monochrome, minimalist twist gives the traditional British heritage brand a contemporary rework.
Based on the iconic M3 Fred Perry shirt - an instantly recognisable polo across Fred Perry history - the shirt has been refreshed in a fine pique that replicates the original fabric from the 50s. Howell has also added an angled placket, with a lightweight fine ribbed collar and side splits finished with internal woven herringbone tape.
The bomber jacket, another iconic piece that started life on the court, is slightly oversized and has a dropped shoulder fine ribbed hem. Based on vintage Fred Perry tennis shorts, Howell also opted for a casual straight-leg trouser with an internal back pocket detail, (historically used in tennis for a coin or a locker key). Cotton canvas plimsolls complete the collection, a must in any tennis-inspired collection. Each piece in the collection is signed off with the original bespoke Laurel Wreath branding.
Tayler Willson is Mixmag’s Digital Fashion Editor. Follow him on Twitter.