Not since Tom Ford’s A Single Man has movie fashion been so desirable and relevant. That is until the first Kingsman movie in 2015. Coincidentally (or not), Colin Firth played major roles in both movies but the latter came with the opportunity to actually purchase the smart tailored suits worn by his character.
At the end of Kingsman: The Secret Service, we saw Taron Egerton’s character become a full-fledged Kingsman secret agent after the events that led to his mentor Galahad’s death. Not only does Colin Firth reprise his role in the upcoming sequel (as seen from the trailer above), the collection inspired by the movies does too.
Kingsman: The Golden Circle will see our heroes facing a new adversary in the form of Julianne Moore’s Poppy. With their headquarters destroyed and the world in a state of chaos, the Kingsman agents find themselves working with their US counterparts, Statesman. This could only mean that the upcoming ‘costume to collection’ range will be expanded to include even more brands and styles beyond its previously unequivocally British style codes.
“With our new characters and story line, I was allowed to explore new avenues with the costumes particularly with the Western influence of the Statesman characters. Not only have we established Kingsman as a legitimate menswear brand, but with each new film, we have more and more opportunities to grow the collection in boundless, and organic ways,” describes Costume Designer Arianne Phillips.
It’s not a complete overhaul of what’s exceptional about the Kingsman collection though; just extended to include more American influences. Brands that have been part of the collection since its launch in January 2015 – Kingsman, Turnbull & Asser, Cutler & Gross, Mackintosh and more – will remain. New additions to the fold this time around will include pieces like sneakers by Adidas, Jean Shop denims and western shirting as well as Hunter boots.
The collection is slated for release on MR PORTER in September to coincide with the release of Kingsman: The Golden Circle. But for now, the current Kingsman collection as well as select core pieces from the original ‘costume to collection’ range are available online.
Film stills: Giles Keyte