For Spring/Summer 2013 Fred Perry has announced a new Blank Canvas Capsule Collection with British designer Christopher Raeburn. Known for his heavy military inspiration in all of his designs, it comes without any surprise that the Fred Perry x Christopher Raeburn Blank Canvas line uses various camouflage patterns.
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-colour winter camouflage developed by a mountain warfare school first trialled 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 colours 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.
Here below you can find an interview with the designer about the project:
All polo shirts from the collection are now available in all Fred Perry Laurel Wreath shops and online here.