David Beckham to launch Peaky Blinders collaboration for London fashion week

By order of the Peaky Blinders

Sarah Young
Tuesday 08 January 2019 11:15
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Kent & Curwen, the fashion label co-owned by David Beckham, has unveiled a new collection in collaboration with hit TV show Peaky Blinders.

The capsule collection made its debut at the brand’s London Fashion Week Men’s show, which fittingly took place at Two Temple Place – the former office of politician William Waldorf Astor and a Victorian gem of a building.

Designed by creative director Daniel Kearns, the collection included everything from granddad shirts and waist coats to wool overcoats, peg trousers and, of course, the flat cap.

Kearns riffed on the look of the characters in Peaky Blinders, the show that centres on the lives of 1920s gangsters in Birmingham, England.

Each piece comes labelled as by ‘The Garrison Tailors’, named after the Shelby family’s Birmingham pub.

Beckham attended Sunday’s show looking like an extra from the BBC hit wearing a charcoal coat, cardigan and granddad collar shirt alongside his wife Victoria, son Brooklyn and mother, Sandra.

The Beckhams’ eldest son, also sported a collarless shirt and peg trousers for the occasion.

The show’s creator Steven Knight was there, too, and said he based the script on all the stories he heard from his parents growing up.

“These men were gangsters — but they were absolute dandies, too, which feeds right into this partnership with Kent & Curwen. We’re a match made in heaven,” he explained.

Speaking of the collaboration, Beckham said that the whole family are big fans of the show and that his love of the flatcap comes from his granddad.

“I wore his from a very young age. Brooklyn has taken it on as well,” he told the Guardian.

The show was the brand’s second at London Fashion Week Men’s, the capital’s biannual menswear showcase.

Kent & Curwen was founded in 1926 by Kent and Dorothy Curwen, who were Savile Row tailors.

It returned to the fashion spotlight in 2015, when Beckham became majority owner and has previously collaborated with photographer Perry Ogden and rock band the Stone Roses.

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