The Richard Nicoll for Fred Perry Laurel Wreath collection hits stores and online on 24 January and is inspired by Ken Russell's 1950s Teddy Girl portraits of girls in drainpipe denim and pompadour haircuts. For this range, Nicoll took his acid colour-blocked spring-summer '09 collection as a starting point and mixed in old-fashioned elements like mother-of-pearl laurel brooches and pointelle cardigans in '50s colours (eau de nil, peach).
The overall effect? Sporty shapes (polo shirts, zip-up jackets) with a feminine twist (lurex fabrics, printed day dresses) and a nod to the '50s. Yep, those drainpipe jeans are still there.
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