After last season’s dynamic debut of the Paul Smith ‘A Suit To Travel In’, the designer returns to LCM, evolving the story with a summer suit constructed using unlined and breathable cloth.
Manufactured in Italy, using exceptional fabric created by revered cloth-maker, Loro Piana, the suit combines a high-performing textile with confident use of colour and contemporary construction. High-twist yarn that gives crease-resistance is woven loosely in the summer suit, to create a season-appropriate jacket and trousers with a dry, tropical handle.
With colour at the heart of Paul Smith, the SS16 ‘Suit To Travel In’ comes in a series of vibrant hues. A palette of rich pastels includes suits in citrus shades of yellow and green and dusty blue and purple, all woven with the same graphical windowpane check.
Following on from the gymnastic feats witnessed at last season’s LCM, Paul Smith returns with a pedalpowered presentation. Nodding to Paul’s personal love of cycling, the suit’s breathable and crease resistant credentials are put to the test by world champion, freestyle stunt cyclist, Ben Savage, as he balances precariously on a series of sculptural art pieces.
The SS16, Paul Smith ‘A Suit To Travel In’ will be available worldwide as part of the London collection from Paul Smith shops and selected wholesale partners from March 2016. The AW15, Paul Smith ‘A Suit To Travel In’, introduced at last season’s LCM will continue to feature in the Paul Smith collection.
Paul Smith (9 Albemarle Street, Mayfair, London, W1S 4BL)