It has a heritage dating back to 1965, but now the K-Way cagoule is back in slightly amended form as the New Balance x K-Way Claude Jacket.
I'm sure there are mixed feelings about whether this should actually be going on sale so soon after Amy Winehouse's tragic death, but according to the company, 'with the blessing of Amy's family', the Fred Perry x Amy Winehouse autumn/winter 2011 collection has now gone on sale.
With the latest collection being launched so soon, we can presume it was already completed and ready to hit the shelves. With 'the usual royalties' from the collection being donated to the soon to be established Any Winehouse Foundation, I guess it does make sense to release it onto the market, rather than just sit in a storeroom, even if it does seem just a little soon for it.
Anyway, check out the images above and the full collection over at Fred Perry. For the record, the '50s-inspired items above are (on the left) the Amy Bowling Shirt, which sells for £70, the knitted silk skirt (£80) and the Amy Leather Waist Belt (£60). The images on the right features the Houndstooth Tie Neck Dress, one of the more expensive pieces at £150.
The first range was launched last October and was generally well received. A good enough response for a second Fred Perry x Amy Winehouse collection, this time the spring/summer 2011 range.
According to Fred Perry, much of the range is apparently 'a tiki re-working' of Fred Perry classics, including the Harrington and the twin-tipped polo shirt. But with the collection now double its original size (32 pieces), there is also now room for bags, shoes and accessories plus a few new clothing designs.
See over the page for lots more images from the range, including a gingham bowling shirt, a Hawaiian print halter neck dress and shirt and scarlet red hot pants alongside accessories including the Amy barrel bag, wide waist straw belts, a printed silk scarf plus suede and leather moccasins in a variety of colours. On the shelves and on the website from Monday 7th March if you want to buy.
An interesting collaboration using a minor classic of days gone by – the Le Coq Sportif x Hanon Arthur Ashe trainers.
As you might have guessed, this is a Hanon retail exclusive, with the shoe a remake of the original tennis shoe of the 1970s and 80s, designed (as you might also have guessed) for the US tennis icon Arthur Ashe. It's a no-nonsense trainer with perforated detail for breathing, a soft lining for comfort and premium upper for 'extra resistance'. It also features the original Le Coq Sportif 'practice' logo on the heel and the Arthur Ashe signature on the side.
These should be available this month on the Hanon site, as yet no price details have been announced. Another shot of the shoes from a different angle over the page.
Via His Knibs
We previewed these a while back on our His Knibs website, but now you can actually buy the Henri Lloyd x Oi Polloi 1960s-inspired sailing jackets online.
Two jackets are available, each in a choice of colours and each a variation of an original 1960s design by Henri Lloyd. Above, you can see the Viking Smok, a sturdy overhead number, made from 21st century 'Bri-Nylon'. It comes fully waterproof with elasticated cuffs, taped seams and a chunky Ri-Ri zip. There are also drawstrings at hood, waist and hem and a large Kangaroo pouch pocket to the front, complimented by two smaller pockets below it. That goes for £150.