Upcoming Elton John biopic Rocketman has served as inspiration for a new Mr Porter capsule collection.
Rocketman, which stars Taron Egerton as the Tiny Dancer hitmaker, had its world premiere at the Cannes Film Festival last week, and hits cinemas from around the globe from 22 May.
Taking cues from Dexter Fletcher’s movie, designers from Mr Porter’s in-house menswear label Kingsman have created a 16-piece line, capturing the spirit of Rocketman.
“Double-breasted tailoring is the epitome of the Kingsman brand – as the Rocketman biopic is set throughout the 1970s where double-breasted styles were at their most popular, it was a no brainer to highlight this and create a capsule collection inspired by the fabrics, prints and styles of the era, as worn by the character John Reid. The Rocketman by Kingsman capsule has been a great way to further Mr Porter’s existing partnership with Kingsman director Matthew Vaughn, who is a producer on the Rocketman film,” said Sam Kershaw, buying manager for Mr Porter, in a statement.
Among the pieces on offer is a blue velvet tuxedo jacket with bright red lining, a paisley printed dress shirt with a pointed collar and a vibrant selection of colourful silk ties.
And alongside the sharply tailored looks is a pocket square by Kingsman and Turnbull & Asser and a pair of Chelsea boots by Kingsman and George Cleverley.
Prices start at £75 ($96) for the pocket square and go up to £1,250 ($1,593) for the velvet tuxedo jacket. The range is available from Monday.
It marks the latest launch in Mr Porter’s Kingsman’s ‘costume to collection’ project. Previously, the e-tailer has launched lines inspired by Kingsman: The Secret Service and Kingsman: The Golden Circle, both of which also starred Taron.
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