Art & Design

Fred Perry & Mother NY Collaborate on Fred Perry 60

Art & Design

Fred Perry & Mother NY Collaborate on Fred Perry 60

One shirt. One chance to get it right.
We used racquets that honored the year Fred Perry conquered Wimbledon (1934, 1935, 1936).
Beyond tennis, Fred Perry also stood for an emergent British music scene. We wanted that energy to come through in this project.
Every ball that hit the shirt marked one year of the brand's sixty year heritage.
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In celebration of their 60th anniversary, the iconic fashion brand Fred Perry, with its roots firmly in the British style subculture, reached out to influencers from the design, music and sports industries to customize a reproduction of the original 1952 shirt. The 60 shirts in total will become apart of a traveling tour stopping in London, Ginza and Beijing, beginning with an exhibition at Dover Street Market in London on January 26th.  Amongst the many contributors asked to design a shirt were Raf Simons, Blur frontman Damon Albarn, Inez & Vinoodh, The Specials to name a few- Mother Design was honored to be asked to contribute a design.

The team, led by Christian Cervantes and Christopher Rogers, attacked the shirt with a thoughtful arsenal: buckets of paint, a canister of tennis balls and a tennis racket. The outcome was a spontaneous kaleidoscope of exactly 60 brightly hued splatters resulting from exactly 60 swings to commemorate the brand’s 60th anniversary. “We wanted to honor the brand’s origin in tennis as well as recognize it’s influence in British music” stated Cervantes.