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Meet your maker // Scott Fraser

We catch up with Scott Fraser, whose latest collection rethinks retro.

Vintage clothes are a minefield for those of us who aren’t brave enough to go fully time machine, and copy a look down to a (knitted) tee. That’s why London-based designer Scott Fraser is great, because he makes retro accessible to all. Fraser, 27, started his brand in 2013 with the goal of making vintage looks he loves more inviting to a mainstream audience who are starting to look past Fred Perry and Ben Sherman.

“I hope there’s a crossover appeal to the things I make,” Fraser tells FS. “Stuff happens so fast that if you make it for a specific circle, you’ll end up losing the pace, and you limit yourself to what you can make.”

His latest collection – a range of easy-fitting garments that have a louche easiness about them – harks back to the 1940s and 1950s French Riviera.

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“I want to create an identity that speaks to a wider audience,” he says.

“My wide-legged trousers for example, as I think they’re far more accessible for different shapes and sizes. I think they’re more relaxed, and I think we’re seeing less tapered or slim fitting on their way out as they’ve been around a while.”

The linen-cotton wide-leg trousers are made to order in a variety of fabrics and styles. Match with a figure-hugging white tee, loafers or derbies (sockless – show a bit of ankle), and a pint in the beer garden.

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RRP £145, scottfrasercollection.com

 

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