Fred Perry continue to celebrate their love of British musical movements with the Scottish reggae scene of the late 1970s/early 80s going under the spotlight this time around. Perhaps not the first place you think of when it comes to bass heavy sound systems or late night blues parties but back in the day the DJ SLYGO and the Reggae Klub had a huge impact on the scene North of the border. One of the first reggae nights in Scotland, it became a haven for people from minority communities. as well as a key part in designer Nicholas Daley’s heritage whose parents made all of these events happen.
“Fred Perry is a brand with a legacy that I’ve always admired, as they’ve always been able to maintain their influence throughout many different subcultures. I feel there’s a good connection between both my brand and Fred Perry which ties in the ethos between celebrating different cultures and music. I feel we are aligned with our beliefs, both being British fashion labels with a strong ethos on British subculture. As a designer I wanted to challenge myself, and work on styles that I haven’t yet explored. This collaboration allowed for that opportunity, and it has been another way of expressing my creative outlook”. – Nicholas Daley
This collaborative capsule collection between Fred & Nick for AW19 reflects this golden era of British reggae and the clothes that were worn back then. So expect zipped placket polos, an amazing corduroy parka/bomber jacket, knitted sports shirts, track tops and plenty of good vibrations.