This Spring/Summer ’13 Fred Perry announces a new Blank Canvas with Christopher Raeburn. Three different military printed shirts are to be launched in Laurel Wreath collection shops and online early May.
The American Issue Desert camouflage was specifically designed as an interference pattern for use during the early 90s, one that would interrupt the pixelated images of first generation night vision services. The Schneetarn East German camouflage also known as ‘snowy pines’ is an unusual two-tones winter camouflage developed by a mountain warfare school in the 60s. Finally, the German Raindrop camouflage is a strong graphic reference from the 60s and 70s, less effective as an actual camouflage because at close range the colors would blend together.
All shirts feature tipping on the collar, in military green and orange plus an original surplus fabric woven patch pocket with a Fred Perry and Christopher Raeburn embroidery.
Staunchly British, all Raeburn garments are proudly ‘Remade in England’ and produced in East London. Raeburn’s avant garde attitude and unconventional approach brings an inherent sense of youthfulness to his collections.
“I like the way that they have always been relevant to different generations, having grown up with Quadrophenia as a massive reference that has never really left me; it’s still a part of my creative practice. I wanted to bring a little of the Raeburn world to Fred Perry, referencing our signature military and functional influences – for instance each polo comes with camouflage original pocket detail and a parachute bag for storage” C.R.