British designer Paul Smith presented his Spring Summer 2018 collection during the Paris Fashion Week. Inspired by the designers visits to New York in the Seventies, the collection’s Hawaiian graphics are the reference to Hawaiian shirts he sourced from SoHo.
Floral and aquatic motifs are embroidered onto the satin lapels of tuxedos, hand-painted on leather and appliquéd onto tote bags. The ocean print also makes an appearance on technical outerwear developed in collaboration with factories specializing in performance-wear, bringing modernity and functionality to the collection. A midnight beach scene on landscape jacquard from Italy’s Limonta mill appears on a bomber jacket for men and blazer for women. The irreverence of Paul Smith is injected in Japanese fish tin graphics on cross-body box bags, belts, shirt pockets and more. The palette of the collection graduates from soft pastels of cornflower blue and dusty pink through to midnight-tones and French navy, climaxing with striking yellow and hot turquoise. – from Paul Smith
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Images courtesy of Paul Smith