Paul Smith played with volumes for Spring Summer 17, with suiting that was oversized and masculine in proportion.
With jackets that are long and loose and trousers wide, Paul Smith women’s tailoring plays with the masculine archetype to offer a bold and uncompromising silhouette that artfully blends effortless nonchalance with formality.
Proportions are expanded but still structured, to retain a formal look while delivering freedom of movement. Dropped shoulder construction on jackets makes them easy to wear, while tie waists on certain styles offers the relaxed feel of a robe. These suits provide the comfort of pyjamas while retaining a sense of smart professionalism.
True to the designer’s ethos, colour is central to the collection; these suits are offered in elegant shades of tan, pink, olive green and navy. Bold check prints or expressive hand-drawn florals add another level of detail, while subtle floral embroidered embellishments play on the folk and handmade elements of the collection.
Satin stripes on the outside of trouser or Bermuda shorts legs play with mixing the tuxedo and sportswear trend to create a modern work-wear trouser.
As ever with Paul Smith tailoring, attention to detail is key. This season’s jacket linings featuring floral motifs and bright block colours embody Paul Smith’s ‘classic with a twist’ design ethos.