Paul Smith Autumn/Winter 2014
Sir Paul Smith has followed up his acclaimed ‘Hello, My Name is Paul Smith’ exhibition by revealing a new ready-to-wear collection.
CBE-awarded Smith, renowned for his use of conceptual and heritage patterns, has utilised a hazier colour palette than was seen in his psychedelic, candy-bright SS14 collection.
The British designer has adopted Middle Eastern patterning and embroidery, with faded tapestry shades and hues of lilac and dusty pink for the latest offering.
67-year old Smith is likely to have drawn the international inspiration from his love of travelling and photography, which often influences the campaign imagery shot by the brand boss himself.
The soft tonal selection sees old school English tailoring meet colonial influences. Flamingo and palm tree prints are showcased alongside coats and jackets woven with intricate Moroccan-inspired patterns.
Smith has nodded to late-Sixties apparel with funnel-neck shirts, skinny black leather and tie-dyed trousers, the latter worn underneath a brown shearling hoodie.
Removed from its traditional vibrancy, tie-dye within the collection features in a neutral palette of rusted red and black.
Music also receives a moment with a series of note motifs and prints on jumpers and coats.
The ‘Hello my name is Paul Smith’ exhibition, which celebrates the designer’s personal archive, remains at The Design Museum until March 9th.
Paul Smith AW14 Collection