Kangol is a super cool, premium headwear and apparel brand and leading icon of street style. ‘Born British, raised in New York’ is key to Kangol’s creative vision, drawing upon its rich heritage to define its product range.
IBML has a number of licenses already in place, including a worldwide exclusive licence for headwear. Other licensing opportunities include footwear, luggage, eyewear and apparel. IBML’s strategy for the Kangol brand is to further increase the global distribution of products by appointing new licensees in new territories.
In 1938 Kangol was officially born and later gained popularity for providing berets to the British army in WWII. Kangol received wider recognition as a result of being worn by popular icons in the 1960s including The Beatles, Mary Quant, Pierre Cardin and Arnold Palmer. This association with music became stronger with the brand’s inextricable link to the birth of the Hip-Hop culture, with Kangol worn by the biggest Hip-Hop icons, including LL Cool J and Grandmaster Flash.
Kangol champions the forward-thinking elements of urban street fashion, however authenticity and quality is also key. Kangol ranges are edgy, innovative and high in quality. The current product range expands across men’s and women’s clothing and includes headwear, chino’s, t-shirts, shirts, accessories, luggage and footwear.