Paul Smith: independent company, independent mind.
With curiosity, simplicity, humour and an elegant oddness, Paul Smith has been dressing individuals from the start. For spring/summer 16, inspiration comes from independent minds.
Playing to our strengths, colour and print are key and suit shapes are refined but distinctive.
The palette takes influence from David Hockney’s unmatchable eye for colour. Bolts of bright summer hues of blue, orange and green sit alongside more tonal shades.
A loose and painterly approach to print is a common thread and brushstrokes are woven into tailoring cloth. Photographic print, which has long been at the heart of Paul Smith, recurs throughout the collection.
With no fixed silhouette for the season, every look is different but unified through tailoring, confident and positive use of colour and a free-spirited attitude.
Here are our top 10 looks form Paul Smith’s SS16 menswear in Paris:
And the music tracklist:
1 Congo Dick Dale
2 Sweet Gene Vincent Ian Dury
3 Set Phazers To Stun The Time And Space Machine
4 New Kind Of Kick The Cramps
5 You Really Got Me The Kinks
6 Pretty Thing Bo Diddley
7 I Want Candy Bow Wow Wow
8 Seven Nation Army The White Stripes
9 The Hardest Button To Button The White Stripes
10 Live Like An Animal The Slaves
11 Cavern Liquid Liquid
12 Badder Than The Rest Beenie Man
13 Have Love Will Travel The Sonics
14 Tight Pants Iggy Pop
15 Day Tripper Shockabilly
16 Voodoo Child Jimi Hendrix
17 Master Of The Universe Hawkweed
18 Misty Mountain The Silver Apples
19 The Union Forever The White Stripes
20 Wir Bauen Eine Neue Stadt Palais Schaumburg
21 Sweet Like Candy Winston Williams
22 Johnny Suicide
23 Domino The Cramps
24 Young Ones Formation