The Slate x This is Fred
the slate x this is fred
The Slate is showcasing its creative credentials once again by collaborating with This Is Fred, an innovative and edgy London luxury label. Crafted by British designer Frederick (Fred) Morrison, who has presented his collections at the prestigious Paris and Berlin fashion weeks, This Is Fred produces pioneering gender-fluid urban wear with striking designs that are inspired by the angularity of architectural forms and the fluidity of natural shapes.
Under the new collaboration, The Slate and This Is Fred has created this exclusive “THE SLATE X FRED” collection, which is influenced by The Slate’s own bold architecture and interiors. Based upon Bill Bensley's aesthetic vision of monochrome accents and the convergence of hard and soft silhouettes, each hand-stitched item features black and white stripes that appear almost magically when the cloth is in movement. The unisex collection comprises trousers, tops, ponchos, jackets and more.
This unique partnership gives guests and local residents the opportunity to view and buy This Is Fred’s stylish streetwear in Thailand for the very first time. The collection will be exhibited at Shades, The Slate’s bright gallery space, from 11th November 2021 onwards, and each piece will be available for purchase at The Stockroom, the property’s online and onsite retail stores.
“I discovered Fred in Shoreditch, a very creative and artistic area in East London where you can find one-of-a-kind vintage shops and independent fashion labels. I always prefer small independent brands to well-known international ones. His geometric cut and shape, use of materials and the gender-fluidity of the brand immediately reminded me of The Slate,” commented the resort’s co-founder and owner, Krystal Prakaikaew Na-Ranong (known to her friends as Khun Moo).
“This Is Fred has a similar brand philosophy to The Slate. Our brands have an avant-garde approach and a very bold way of thinking. I invited Fred and his partner to stay at The Slate at the beginning of 2020, just before the pandemic, to discuss our collaboration. Fred was very much inspired by the resort’s architectural attributes and we decided to create THE SLATE X FRED collection together.” said Fred
Born in Scotland, Fred has been surrounded by fashion all his life. Having qualified in Design & Manufacturing from Glasgow’s Cardonald College, he moved to London to attend the prestigious Italian fashion school, Istituto Marangoni, and went on to work with acclaimed designers such as Rick Owens and Gareth Pugh before creating his own label.