Autumn/winter ’17 marks a significant moment for Paul Smith as he presents his men’s and women’s collections on one catwalk for the first time in his career
After launching his eponymous label in 1970, the Paul Smith men’s collection was debuted on the Paris catwalk in 1976, with women’s following in London in 1994. Now, the merging of men’s and women’s shows is a natural step for the designer as both collections have continually shared a direct design association, with their roots firmly planted in tailoring. For autumn/winter ’17, Paul Smith delivers familiarity as he glances back to his foundations, nodding to many of his aesthetic hallmarks.
After more than 40 years in the business, Paul Smith is Britain’s foremost fashion designer, with the uncanny knack of anticipating and sparking trends not only in the fashion and design worlds, but in popular culture generally. Thanks to the perfect sense for details and impeccable tailoring skills, today, products from the Paul Smith’s collections are essential part of every casual outfit for modern men.