Paul Smith AW13 Houndstooth Print
Legendary British designer Paul Smith is renowned for his statement prints and signature patterns. From AW12’s deep sea and shark tooth patterns to SS13’s rose and scissor styles, print has played a key role in each mainline collection to date, and the tradition continues for AW13.
For the coming season Paul Smith offers an oversized houndstooth print in varying colour palettes, each as eye-catching as the next, with sun-blushed colours and vivid citruses being contrasted with shades of khaki and black.
The AW13 collection takes its inspiration from David Bowie’s feminine aesthetic during the ‘Hunky Dory’ era and blends it with the masculinity of extreme cold weather military clothing – creating a distinctive look dubbed ‘Military Grunge’.
Today we pick out some of the key pieces from the new collection, which incorporate the designer’s new go-to pattern…
Paul Smith AW13 Key Pieces
Mixed Print T-Shirt
This mixed print t-shirt offers a street style twist on the pattern, and is made from 100% cotton.
Priced at £169:
Crafted from a luxe blend of wool and mohair, these houndstooth jumpers hit the upcoming printed knitwear trend and offer a colourful interpretation of the pattern.
Priced at £365 each:
Finished with a single cuff and straight-point collar, the houndstooth shirt features a classic monochrome palette, offering a statement finish to formal looks.
Priced at £219:
The shirt also comes in a black and khaki colour way that has an on trend camo feel.
Priced at £215:
Printed statement trousers feature prominently within the collection and the darker palette ensures this particular style would be extremely versatile and easy to wear.
They are cut slim to the body with a slight taper below the knee.
Priced at £209:
The highlight of the entire range, this houndstooth print bomber jacket pays homage to the iconic MA-1 flight jacket with a signature Paul Smith twist.
Accented with contrasting jersey cuffs and hems, it comes complete with a zipped sleeve pocket.
Priced at £700: