KANGOL 2014 AUTUMN / WINTER COLLECTION

This collection takes its inspiration from music subcultures such as PunkSka2 Tone,Northern Soul and of course Hip Hop, all of which have defined their eras. Punk with its DIY or customization which inspired the newspaper style CUT+PASTE print available as an all-over pattern and the border pattern on a Bandanna, plus the ladder stitch Run grou with its pop color Nylon lining. Northern Soul music with the amazing dance moves and the patches to show whichAll Nighters you had attended. Giving recognition to this movement Kangol® has created its own All Nighter patches that have been applied to the flat brim Links and a chunky knit cuff Beanie.

Celebrating Kangol’s iconic Bermuda Casual and the part it played in the Hip Hop movement a new Winter Bermuda fabric has been developed for the first time. Also for the first time the Casual will be sold in black only with three different logo colors.

Using both elements of our history, New York and London feature throughout the collection with the use of Nylon fabric as both a lining and main fabric. The name Nylon is a combination of NY and LONdon, which makes it the perfect Kangol® fabrication. A heavy canvas effect Nylon was used in the Bad Habit group that features an external pocket with the new ‘Bad Habit’ logo. The sleek Nylon fabrication used for the Zipper styles with the pop color, chunky zip pocket is a direct contrast. In the Subway print you can see a partial Union Jack plus Stars and Stripes flags hidden amongst other typically British or American symbols. The striking pattern is available in a Supre, Reversible Bucket hat and a knitted jacquard Beanie.

Our collaboration with Disney® continues, the six piece collection features two distinct patterns. The first group consists of a camouflage inspired print with overlapping elements of Mickey Mouse and the Kangol® Kangaroo, available in adjustable Cap, Bucket Hat and knitted jacquard Beanie with multicolored pom styles. The second group features a paint drip pattern that sees Mickey’s hand drawing the eyelets onto our Links and Supre styles, with the Kangol® logo embroidered in the Disney® font. There is also a knitted Beret with multicolored pom, and the new Kangol® x Disney® woven two color logo that features the Kangaroo on the left and Mickey’s head on the right.

The entire Kangol 2014 A/W Collection is now available at kangolstore.com and select retail locations.

Visuals for the collection have been curated by Paula Goldstein DiPrincpie and captured bySimon DiPrincpie. Paula’s extensive career bridges the gap between fashion and digital, working fashion outlets such as Dazed and Confused and PurpleVoyage D’Etudes, Paula’s personal online story telling project, combines fashion and art along with travel, showcasing her youthful take on lifestyle.

Simon DiPrincpie resides in London, England and only shoots with film. More of his work can be viewed at his website.

The entire collection can be seen at Kangol.com.

KANGOL® x Marc by Marc Jacobs

KANGOL® is excited to announce their latest runway collaboration with Marc by Marc Jacobs (MBMJ) for the Spring/Summer 2013 show. The MBMJ menswear design team has tapped into the heritage headwear company’s aesthetic to provide the ideal hats to top off their latest collection.

The limited edition headwear incorporates vibrant colors along with knitted checks and plaid jacquards that coordinate with MBMJ’s Spring 2013 ready-to-wear line.  Additionally, a graffiti inspired ‘tag’ was incorporated into KANGOL’s iconic shapes.  KANGOL’s Design Director, Nic Harris, worked with the MBMJ men’s design team to translate woven fabric swatches from the spring offerings and re-interpret classic KANGOL fabrications which include a colour blocked Casual and a block striped Ventair Tropic 504 flat cap. Nic Harris said, “I really enjoyed working with the Marc Jacobs team as their love of KANGOL resulted in high fashion versions of heritage styles.”  The Kangol collaboration marks the latest in Marc Jacobs’ rich history of aligning with like-minded brands, artists and designers.

A new embroidered logo was created to commemorate the collaboration.  The Marc by Marc Jacobs logo forms a semi-circle above the signature KANGOL kangaroo.  The collection also features a custom woven internal label reading, “MARC BY MARC JACOBS Y KANGOL”

The collection will be sold at Marc by Marc Jacobs stores and select retailers nationwide, with wholesale prices ranging from $26 to $32.

For more information on KANGOL®:
Nancy Cuocci
Siren Public Relations
P: 212.625.3500 x 215
E: nancy@sirenpr.com

Samuel L. Jackson, Kangol Team Up For A Signature Hat Collection

Samuel L. Jackson, Kangol Team Up For A Signature Hat Collection

The Huffington Post  |  By Julee Wilson Posted: 10/25/2012 8:57 am EDT Updated: 10/25/2012 8:57 am EDTSamuel L Jackson

Samuel L. Jackson is quite literally throwing his hat into the fashion design game.

According to WWD, the highest-grossing actor of all time is teaming up with Kangol for a signature collection of hats.

KANGOL Golf by Samuel L. Jackson, will specifically be geared towards the golf enthusiast–but we’re sure the undoubtedly cool designs can be worn on and off the greens.

So, what can we expect these hats to look like? Thus far, we know that several of the designs incorporate Sam’s favorite colors of purple and yellow and the hangtags will feature an image of the highest-grossing actor of all time teeing up.

Considering Sam’s love for Kangols, we’re pretty surprised it took this long for a collaboration.

Whether running around town, on the golf course or dressed to the nines on the red carpet, the “Pulp Fiction” actor is rarely seen without his kangaroo stamped headgear. Sam’s style is so synonymous with hats that he’s an official member of the Headwear Hall Of Fame. Yup, it’s that serious.

Spike Lee might be the only celeb that comes close to rivaling Sam in his love for toppers, but the legendary director is more eccentric in his style and doesn’t stick to just one designer. So while Sam steers clear of fur trimmed and polka dot printed hats, there is something to say about his loyalty to the Kangol brand.

Hats off (and then of course, back on) to Sam! We can’t wait to see the full collection.

In the meantime, check out some of Sam’s best Kangol-topped looks and his pal Spike Lee’s eye-catching collection of hats in the slideshow below.