Paul Smith looks ahead to summer with a collection that brings a spark to the senses by celebrating modern masculine elegance, bold colour and sharp, refined tailoring.
Colour is key and present at every level. Every shade of the spectrum is used from pale pastels to dusty blues, pinky taupes, and deep reds through to bright, hot, vibrant colour. Brought together, simple elements impact strongly against luxurious blacks and prints of scissors and manipulated roses.
Tailoring is smart and modern; jackets, slim and unfussy, have shoulders that are structured to give definition, but are not big or bulky. Trousers are pleated and pegged, with a stitched in stay press to accentuate the silhouette. Shirts return to larger, longer, angular collar points with high neck lines, which are worn with slim silk black polka dot neckties under laddered scissor-snipped knitwear or short zipped leather pieces.
Outerwear comes in the form of a fully waterproof reversible welded seam mac cut with raw edges, with a contrast inside colour, creating a stiff straight silhouette to be worn over the tailored look. Footwear is all about elevating heels in turn creating an upright posture. The shape is short in length with a point in the toe, not just in scissor-slashed shoes, but zip up ankle boots and an all-leather jelly shoe.
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