POLO MATCH: Fred Perry, the British sportswear label known for its preppy polo shirts, is relaunching its collaboration with Raf Simons. The spring-summer 2013 Raf Simons x Fred Perry collection will launch at Men’s Fashion Week in Paris in June, featuring 28 style and color variations. Distribution and marketing is to be handled by Fred Perry. “We have great appreciation for the heritage of the brand as well as their dynamism in guiding the brand towards the future,” the designer said.
Simons and Fred Perry’s initial partnership terminated in spring-summer 2011 after seven seasons of collaboration. Simons, who last month was named the new couturier at Christian Dior, has a signature men’s wear line.