PS Paul Smith Adds DIY Flavour To New Autumn-Winter Collection

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The designer was inspired by the idea of homemade flags

When does British designer Paul Smith ever take a break? Not content with his core fashion label, he also has the PS Paul Smith line, said to possess a more youthful vibe.

Smith has injected a handmade quality for the new autumn-winter collection, with prints featuring blocks of bold colour and naive animal mascots. A colour palette of petrol, brown and rusty orange has been used throughout.

Icons from this main print appear on classic shirts and polo shirts, while a new nylon bag series plays on the colour-blocked design of flags. References to the patchwork construction of handmade flags are mirrored in key knitwear pieces and in the styling of the collection.

Colourful stripes are introduced on jersey pieces in rough, hand-painted renderings, which reaffirm the DIY aesthetic. At the same time, sport-inspired stripes on trousers and jogging bottoms make their way onto classic Epsom coats and tops.

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New technical outerwear developments include down puffa jacket shapes cut from waterproof fabric and fibre-down quilted overshirts. Also look for a classic quilted wool mac in a check fabric and a heavy duffle coat. An oversized green and blue check pattern adds subtle colour to key outerwear styles.

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