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2012

Today Kangol produces a wide range of headwear, that crosses generations and cultures. It’s not just hip hop and it’s not just heritage. Kangol is not just a fashion brand. Kangol is a cultural fashion fusion, taking the very best of British heritage and retro hip hop and mixing it with future fashion. Kangol seeks to satisfy a new generation of consumers without discarding, abandoning or alienating the people who put it where it is today. This is demonstrated in the mutual respect that is exchanged between Kangol and the talented, influential individuals the brand collaborates with. In the past decade Kangol has worked with Antoni & Alison, ALIFE, Hiroshi Fujiwara, D*Face, Apishangel, Pure Evil, SSUR, Stereo Sound Agency, Commes Des Garçons, INSA, Evil Monito, Katherine Hamnet, Married to the MOB and Catherine Malandrino.

   

Retrospective


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    1918

    Jacques Spreiregen returns to civilian life after WWI and enters into the headwear business in 1918 as an importer of...MORE

  • 1938_02

    1938

    Marketing them as a must-have post-war fashion item, Jacques becomes increasingly involved in the production and distribution of berets over...MORE

  • 1954_01

    1954

    The beret was re-designed into the first of the now famous Kangol caps by using stiffened materials to form a...MORE

  • 1964_01

    1964

    The business did flirt with the Swinging Sixties. The most influential youth icons of the 1960s were the Beatles. In...MORE

  • 1981_01

    1981

    In 1979 hats are still being produced in the UK, however, the focus was on the US market, particularly golf...MORE

  • 1983_02

    1983

    Princess Diana appears in Vogue wearing one of his pieces in 1983. In 1983 it was recognized that Kangol needed a...MORE

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    2012

    Today Kangol produces a wide range of headwear, that crosses generations and cultures. It’s not just hip hop and it’s...MORE

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    Janette Beckman

    Already a respected veteran photographer of music and youth culture for her work with Melody Maker and The Face capturing...MORE