Fred Perry are collaborating with Gorillaz on a new collection

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The fashion brand are teaming up with the former Crack Magazine cover stars.

Fred Perry have announced their collaboration with Gorillaz. Though a release date is yet to be confirmed, members of the group have taken over the Fred Perry site. 2-D, Murdoc, Noodle and Russel Hobbs can be seen wearing classic Fred Perry items, such as the the original M3 and M12 shirts.

Furthermore, each character from Gorillaz has created a playlist for Fred Perry Subculture. 2-D’s selections include tracks by Bicep, Sade and Radiohead, while Murdoc has selected Elliot Smith, Sonic Youth and IDLES. Noodle’s playlist is comprised of tracks by SOPHIE and Yaeji, whereas Hobbs’ selections lean more towards rap and hip-hop with tracks by MF DOOM, Public Enemy and Burna Boy.

“My first Fred Perry shirt wasn’t actually mine, it belonged to Arthur Ashe,” Hobbs said. “Like a cross between Barack Obama and Denzel Washington…he was an artist… he had style, he had an afro, he wore a pair of tiny shorts – and, of course, the classic Fred Perry tennis shirt…”

Check out the takeover on Fred Perry’s site, where you can also join the mailing list to know when the collaboration arrives. Read our Gorillaz cover story.