Tuesday, November 21, 2023: Renowned British fashion designer Gresham Blake, joins forces with the multi-award-winning Peaky Blinders for a range of specially curated accessories and clothing items in celebration of the show’s 10th anniversary.
As a long-standing fan of the series, Gresham was inspired by its flawless styling and dazzling fashion. “I admire Peaky Blinders for its impeccable style and attention to detail,” says Gresham. “The show’s beautiful 1920s fashion and striking imagery were a great source of inspiration when designing the collection, allowing me to create unique, bold, and timeless pieces.”
To bring to life the exclusive collection of hand-crafted, bespoke pieces, Gresham Blake has worked with some well-known fans of the show, each bonded by a deep, long-standing passion for the iconic series. Ray Winstone, Romesh Ranganathan, Mark Williams, and Tony Pitts join dancers Aishwarya Raut, Max Day, and Alex Soulliere from Rambert (the dance company behind the hugely popular stage show Peaky Blinders: The Redemption of Thomas Shelby) to star in the launch campaign, wearing Gresham’s exquisite Peaky Blinders creations.
"The collection has modern-day wearability whilst echoing the traditional Peaky style, adds Gresham. “The characters’ confidence and rebellion resonate with my own creative spirit.”
Ray Winstone says, “Peaky, what a blinder, showcasing lots of new talent. The styling is as sharp as a razor, just like Gresham Blake.”
Romesh Ranganathan adds, “I love Peaky Blinders, and the opportunity to join Gresham Blake’s makeshift gang, a designer whose work I think is incredible, was too good an opportunity to miss. Plus, I just wanted to look really cool.”
Gresham Blake’s Peaky Blinders range will be available via a series of online, limited-run drops. To secure access to the limited-edition runs, fans can register interest and pre-order via www.greshamblake.com/peakyblinders & via Instagram @greshamblake. Competitions and giveaways will also be offered via social media.
The first limited-edition accessory drop will go on public release on Tuesday, November 21st, at 09:00 UK GMT, just in time for buyers to bag the perfect Peaky Stocking Filler.
Drops throughout 2024 will include off-the-peg suits and a series of impeccable, made-to-measure tailored options. Inspired by the 1920s Birmingham gangsters, each item incorporates Gresham’s renowned sophisticated sartorial twist, sense of fun, and attention to detail.
Echoing the values synonymous with the Peaky Blinders brand, Gresham Blake is known for his distinctive, innovative designs and meticulous attention to detail. His designs often incorporate elements of British heritage, whilst pushing the boundaries of traditional tailoring with his unique style and impeccable craftsmanship. He established his brand, Gresham Blake, in 1999 and has since gained recognition for his bold and daring approach to menswear. Gresham Blake takes pride in producing durable garments through "slow fashion" involving fair trade and environmentally conscious workshops and mills.
Peaky Blinders was created and written by Steven Knight (SAS Rogue Heroes, Taboo, See, Great Expectations). The series is produced by Caryn Mandabach Productions and co-produced with Banijay UK’s Tiger Aspect Productions. The global Peaky Blinders brand is owned by Caryn Mandabach Productions. Distributed by Banijay Rights, it has sold in more than 183 countries and is widely available internationally on Netflix.
Banijay Brands, the commercial arm of media and entertainment powerhouse Banijay, represents the critically acclaimed series, which enjoys international brand success across multiple categories including gifting, live experience, apparel, accessories, and essentials. Officially licensed products are proving a hit with consumers and retailers, with over 40 licensees across multiple territories.
Max Day, Aishwarya Raut and Alex Soulliere are part of the cast of Rambert's Peaky Blinders: the Redemption of Thomas Shelby, an explosive and exhilarating performance inspired by the TV series. Adapted for the stage by Peaky Blinders creator Steven Knight and choreographed and directed by Rambert’s artistic director Benoit Swan Pouffer, the show returns to stages around the country in September 2024. Ahead of that, Rambert will mark 10 years of Peaky Blinders with a new dance theatre film, Peaky Blinders: Rambert Dance which will be aired on the BBC later in the year, following a limited cinema release.