Fred Perry joins forces with British streetwear brand, Thames for their third collaboration. Thames founder Blondey McCoy puts his South-London spin on recognisable Fred Perry shapes, taking inspiration from uniforms customised by schoolkids. A nine-piece collection, the two British brands collaborate on pieces that perfectly fuse their worlds. McCoy asked his own Instagram followers to volunteer to model the clothes. The result – a bunch of real-deal Thames fans dressed in the collection, hanging around after school in Blondey’s own South London. The kids style the pieces over school shirts and undone blazers, with loosened ties and long white socks. The Fred Perry x Thames A18 collection is available online and in select Fred Perry shops.
I find Fred Perry to be a very inclusive brand, because all sorts and their nans wear it. This season I decided to do a mature ‘back-to-school’ like range, casting kids from all over the country to wear it
+ BLONDEY MCCOY
The iconic Fred Perry Shirt is reimagined with a jacquard argyle design in a rich blackberry colour. With a soft knitwear-style hand-feel, buttons are replaced with a concealed zip for a contemporary sports-style adaptation.
The argyle theme continues throughout the collection, the design synonymous with sports uniforms. This includes a chunky cardigan in green and blue, and the iconic football scarf – made with the Thames logo knitted into the design like a proudly printed team name.
Thames reworks Fred Perry’s original taped ringer T-shirt, with long sleeves and branding embroidery: a classic sportswear piece. The nineties-style fleece is clean and minimal, with a zip- neck design and single Ripstop pocket.
The standout piece of the collection is an adaptation of the original Fred Perry tennis bomber, reimagined like you’ve never seen it before. Made in a heavy Borg fleece with a full cotton lining, it has matching Borg track pants. A real winter warmer in rich tartan-green.
The two brands also work with waxed cotton specialists, Halley Stevensons on a premium quilted jacket. Made in a waxed poly/cotton fabric in their iconic Scottish mill, which has been around for over 150 years. Pioneers in performance fabrics – Halley Stevensons’ waxed cotton is water- resistant, durable and breathable. A fine addition to the Fred Perry x Thames collection.
The Fred Perry x Thames A18 collection is available online and in select Fred Perry shops. www.fredperry.com