terça-feira, 7 de junho de 2011

My Strawberry Fields Jacket (Wonder Workshop)

I know this post doesn't really relate to any beatles place, but I just had to post about my newest aquisition: My lovely vintage Strawberry Fields Jacket!!!


I had been in love with this jacket since I first saw a picture of Paul McCartney wearing it.



The Jacket itself was a tribute to the beatles song "Strawberry Fields Forever".
And after some research I found out it was designed by Molly White and John Dove in 1968, under the label of "Wonder Workshop" in London, and in 1972 it was sold at a very cool shop called "Granny Takes a Trip", in Kings Road, London. 
Paul McCartney saw the jacket and loved it so much that he contacted the designers for some more jackets, so he and his bandmates could wear them on their very first Wings Tour in North America.

Following the Wings tour, the jackets became a huge success, and the designers had numerous phone calls from all over America asking for more jackets to be made, but because it was a small company there were only so many jackets that could be produced. 

It took me months to find a seller as the jackets are now very rare. I searched high and low on the internet, in retro shops, ebay, etc...To no avail. Then I had the idea to contact Molly White herself, who finally put me in touch with someone who had one jacket left in the head office of her retro shop in London.
So I poped up to the shop to have a look at the jacket (which funnilly enough is older than me) and to my surprise it was in a very good condition, few stains and water marks (that has now been removed with some dry cleaning) but other than that, perfectly good condition!!!
In fact it was prettier than I had imagined, and I just had to have it!!

So here's a few more piccies of my Strawberry Fields Jacket.


Here's a little video, but again, it's all in Portuguese! Sorry guys! =-)