Hooked: Richard Nicoll for Fred Perry

We’ve long thought the Teddy Girl look, with its scruffy bootlace ties, improperly snug stovepipe pants and defiantly androgynous pompadours, was overdue for a revival. And who better to do so than Richard Nicoll for Fred Perry? Toning it down somewhat for the sportswear brand’s debut Laurel Wreath collection, the London designer sought inspiration from Ken Russell’s iconic black-and-white portraits from the 1950s, when the legendary film director was still a relatively unknown photographer. Nicoll’s cropped jackets, polo shirts and twinsets recall postwar, pre-Mod London, when Teddy Boys roamed the streets looking for trouble and Teddy Girls lifted their style. Available January 24 on FredPerry.com.

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