Where the runway meets the street

When we got these images of these shirts from British Remains, we’ll admit to being slightly confused. Was it ironic or serious? So we thought we’d just ask them too see what the deal was.

Take a leap to see a (very brief) Q&A.

Why have British remains made these shirts?

DS (Daryl Saunders) : In Britain the Royal Wedding has really divided opinion and we felt that we couldn’t let this day go by without making something to commemorate it.
AB (Andrew Bunney) : Historically, this is the really the normal reason to be making printed t-shirts – to express your support for an event or occasion in a very immediate way. These kind of events have an importance in the way in which they unite people, one way or another, and once in a while it’s nice to be part of a mass experience.

British Remains has a subversive twist, How have you managed to bring that feeling into these shirts?
DS: It was important that these T-shirts and Handkerchiefs were not ironic. Because of the spilt in opinion regarding the wedding we wanted a way for the customer to show their support or opposition with what T-shirt they bought. Upright is pro and upended is anti.

What’s the release schedule for the company?
DS: The Royal Wedding Commemorative Set will be available very soon from The Hideout in London, Surrender in Singapore and in Japan.

Future Plans for British Remains?
DS: Moving forward we will be making some brothel creeper inspired footwear for AW11.
AB: We would like to make the unexpected, and explore more editions like BRICK UP YOUR EARS/BLACK RUBBER BRICK too.

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