Last week, as part of London Collections: Men, Paul Smith presented a summer take on his incredible ‘A Suit To Travel In’, which he impactfully introduced during the Autumn/Winter 2015 LC:M week in an utmost stylish manner, using English Olympic medallist Max Whitlock. For the lighter summer take on the suit Paul Smith chose another highly unorthodox presentation, using Ben Savage, a World Champion trials cyclist, who presented the garments to the world while hopping around an installation that was purpose-built in Hauser + Wirth. The cloth of the new suit is 100% New Zealand wool, for which Paul Smith worked with Loro Piana – one of the best cloth mills in the world – to develop. The yarn is woven very tight, as it was in the Autumn/Winter 2015 ‘Suit To Travel In’ giving the crease resistance making it very sturdy, but it’s woven loosely to make it more breathable for the hotter months of the year. We love both the suits as this incredible presentation!
Manufactured in Italy from exceptional fabric created by the revered cloth-maker Loro Piana, the new suit combines this high-performing textile with a confident use of colour. As with its forerunner, high-twist yarn gives the suit natural crease-resistance, while the loose weave of this cloth allows you to breath. The result is a superb summer suit with a dry, tropical handle.
With color at the heart of everything Paul Smith creates, A Suit To Travel In for Spring/Summer 2016 comes in a series of vibrant hues. A palette of rich pastels includes suits in citrus shades of yellow and green and dusty blue and purple, all woven with the same graphical windowpane check.
The Spring/Summer 2016, Paul Smith A Suit To Travel In will be available worldwide as part of the London collection from Paul Smith shops and selected wholesale partners from March 2016. The Autumn/Winter 2015, Paul Smith A Suit To Travel In, introduced at last season’s LC:M will continue to feature in the Paul Smith collection.