Retro fast fashion from McLaren
McLaren, the British-based racing and sports car brand named after its founder, Kiwi Bruce McLaren has introduced three retro-styled fashion collections inspired by its cars, drivers and most exhilarating moments from 50 years of race-winning history.
The "McLaren 50", "McLaren 50 by Hunziker" and "James Hunt Racing Collection" comprise a range of clothing and accessories. They're only available for a limited time and all items can only be purchased directly from the McLaren Store - www.mclarenstore.com.
The McLaren 50 collection includes a commemorative range of classically styled clothing and collectibles available for men and women.
Renowned automotive artist, Nicolas Hunziker, designed the McLaren 50 by Hunziker line comprising five retro-styled T-shirts and inspired by the most accomplished McLaren cars in Formula One history.
The third offering is the collection designed by James Hunt Racing in collaboration with the Hunt family and Hunziker to celebrate the achievements and style of the British racing driver who is being celebrated this year in the movie Rush.
McLaren 50 - the classic white polo shirt with vintage McLaren 50 logo, twin striped detail in McLaren Orange and deep blue on the chest is available for men only and has been inspired by the shirt worn by Bruce McLaren in 1966 at his 24 Hours of Le Mans victory. The polo shirt is complemented with a unisex, hooded sweatshirt in classic black, with vibrant, contrasting McLaren Orange lining and drawstring. These items also feature an embroidered "speedy kiwi" logo on the chest, in honour of McLaren's New Zealand roots, and a McLaren 50 logo detail on the cuff.
Available for women is a stylish black T-Shirt with McLaren's famous quote: "Life is measured in achievement not in years alone" in contrasting McLaren Orange and his signature in silver. The sleek, slim-fit top features a flattering scoop neckline. Also part of the collection is a unisex bracelet made with orange and black fabric and inspired by design cues evident throughout McLaren's heritage cars.
McLaren 50 by Hunziker - The McLaren Orange T-shirt with a silk-screened retro print of the McLaren M7A and classic logo design of the time pays tribute to the car which won the first ever Grand Prix for McLaren at Spa in 1968. There's also a steel grey T-shirt featuring the most successful McLaren Formula car, the all-conquering MP4/4 driven by Ayrton Senna and Alain Prost to win all but one of 16 races during the 1988 season. The T-shirts feature some striking details including a contrasting red neckband and a distinctive McLaren 50 logo on the sleeve.
The James Hunt range includes a unisex embroidered black cap featuring Hunt's signature, his recognisable blue, yellow and red stitching, bold helmet graphics and his McLaren's number 11. Female fans can celebrate their favourite racing hero with a smart, deep black polo shirt featuring a contrasting neckband, James Hunt logo and Union Jack print on the left sleeve. A classic grey T-shirt is designed for men and features a vintage wash print of Hunt's racing helmet.
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