Mr Porter x Kingsman: The Golden Circle

Last month marked the 50th anniversary of the landmark film Bonnie and Clyde.  Directed by Arthur Penn (Irving’s little brother), the film was what today we’d term “disruptive”. This was partly due to the film’s controversial violence—the New York Times critic was fired from the position he’d held for 27 years, because his negative review was so out of step with popular opinion—but it was also thanks to its “gun moll” fashion. This was the 1960s, but when Theadora Van Runkle put Faye Dunaway in a beret and a 1930s silhouette, fashion followed. Who knows if this film-to-fashion model crossed the minds of Matthew Vaughn and the team at Mr Porter for their second “costume to collection” range, but there are some neat parallels. In an age of Vetements, Yeezy and “upmarket streetwear”, the Savile Row stylings featured in Vaughn’s Kingsman: The Golden Circle, out on September 20, feels like a breath of fresh air. Many of the sartorial partners from the first film return—Turnbull & Asser, George Cleverley and Drake’s—but in light of new characters (played by Channing Tatum, Pedro Pascal, Julianne Moore and Halle Berry) there are plenty of new additions. In a new frontier for clothes-film branding, the collection also has its own standalone boutique, next to Berry Bros & Rudd on St James’s Street. Where else?

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