Mr Porter to launch line based on 'Kingsman: The Secret Service' film
Inspired by Savile Row
The upcoming underground world of espionage film Kingsman: The Secret Service has inspired a line of clothing labelled simply 'Kingsman', set to be sold soon on Mr Porter.
Starring Colin Firth, Samuel L. Jackson and Michael Caine and newcomer Taron Egerton, the comic book movie is directed by Matthew Vaughn, best known for X-Men: First Class.
"It was a very organic process that began when I started writing the screenplay," said Vaughn. "To be honest, I was so sick of watching films that did not bear any resemblance to the wardrobe of a 21st century gentleman. I wanted it to be totally modern, yet highly reflective of the elegance of the past."
The Mr Porter collection will be made up of 60 pieces ranging from suits, shirts, trousers, furnishings andaccessories including umbrellas and a custom-made watch.
Hollywood costumer Arianne Phillips – former stylist to Madonna, No Doubt, Justin Timberlake and films like A Single Man – has styled the film, resulting in original Savile Row suits designed especially for each cast member. They were so successful that it seemed crazy to not translate the looks for the consumer market.
"We wanted to do something really different and do movie merchandising in a literal way, in a costumed collection way, rather than something that has something vaguely to do with the film, or just one single jacket that appears in a random scene," says Toby Bateman, Mr Porter's Buying Director.
Kingsman will make its debut in September.