Hawes & Curtis channels the Queen in new limited-edition collection
British shirt brand Hawes & Curtis has partnered with the National Army Museum to create a limited edition collection inspired by the uniform the Queen wore during Second World War.
In addition to recreating the original fine cotton uniform shirt with a one-off piece that is currently on display in the National Army Museum shop, the brand has unveiled a women’s blouse with a print influenced by the ribbons on the royal uniform.
The range also includes printed silk ties and pocket squares inspired by the regimental stripes on the Queen's jacket and cufflinks in the shape of military buttons.
Hawes & Curtis was the shirtmaker that made the original khaki shirt and tie for the uniform, worn by Queen Elizabeth II in 1949 when she was a young princess to carry out her duties as Honorary Brigadier in the Women's Royal Army Corps.
The original uniform has been on permanent display at The National Army Museum since the disbandment of the Women's Royal Army Corps.
Sophie Anderton, curator at the National Army Museum, commented: “Our partnership with Hawes & Curtis has given us the opportunity to look at the production of uniform, specifically the Queen's, which they tailored items for, and uncover the heritage behind it. It's very exciting to be working with the same tailor to produce new items influenced by the Queen's uniform, and it also demonstrates the timeless inspiration that comes from army fashion."
Hawes & Curtis CEO Touker Suleyman addedd: "The partnership with the National Army Museum celebrates Hawes & Curtis' royal heritage and highlights the Military's influence on contemporary fashion."
The collection is available to purchase in the National Army Museum shop, the Hawes & Curtis flagship store on Jermyn Street and online from this week.
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