An air of positivity and optimism breezes through Paul Smith’s bright spring/summer ‘18 collection for men and women.
Hawaiian graphics are a reference to Paul’s early visits to New York in the Seventies, when he’d return to England with trunks of Hawaiian shirts sourced from SoHo. This kitsch thrift later gave way to Paul’s own unique oral print shirts, which fast became a design signature. It was punctuated by Japanese fish tin graphics, and carp dive across cross-body bags, belts, t-shirts and more.
The palette of the collection graduates from soft pastels of cornflower blue and dusty pink through to midnight-tones and French navy, climaxing with striking yellow and hot turquoise.