With menswear as it currently stands, it’s hard to remember a time when streetwear and fashion weren’t intimately connected. But until the 1980s and the rise of designers like Vivienne Westwood and John Galliano, the catwalk and sidewalk had little in common. One of the leading voices in the streetwear as fashion revolution is British designer Fergus Purcell – and he’s teaming up with California’s KR3W Denim for a one-of-a-kind SS16 collection.
Purcell made his mark on the scene with his work with Palace Skateboards, introducing the now iconic Tri-Ferg logo. The graphic designer and illustrator grew in reverence and notoriety thanks to collabs with Marc by Marc Jacobs, Paul Smith, Silas and Daft Punk. His unexpected aesthetic comes from a love of punk, metal, skateboarding, pop culture and modern art, all combined to create something wholly original.
The go-to guy when it comes to graphics, Purcell is bringing his counter-culture vibes to KR3W for KR3W X Fergadelic – a capsule collection featuring a mix of T-shirts, hoodies and accessories all displaying Purcell’s unique designs. Inspired by the grimy and rebellious spirit of 1980s English punk rock, the collection includes huge, bright graphics and graffiti-like lettering. These are pieces that make a statement, even when you’re keeping it casual.