PAUL SMITH PRESENTS A/W 14 BRI­TISH COL­LEC­TION

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Ev­ery sea­son in The Bri­tish Col­lec­tion fa­mil­iar tai­lor­ing fab­rics are rejuvenated; for Au­tumn/Win­ter '14, a mono­chrome Prince of Wales check is en­larged by 600%, a clas­sic white chalk stripe gra­dates to give the ap­pear­ance of fall­ing rain­drops and a flower bursts into bloom, with one full re­peat en­gi­neered across the fab­ric of the gar­ment. Paul Smith Ac­ces­sories for au­tumn/win­ter 14 also re­call an era of bo­hemian style and youth­ful en­ergy.

For women, Paul Smith de­con­structs sar­to­rial con­ven­tions, in­ject­ing fem­i­nin­ity into tai­lored out­er­wear, neatly cut tuxedo py­jama pants and suit jack­ets pan­elled in con­trast­ing cloths.

The dandy­ish deca­dence of the late 60s comes through in clash­ing pat­terns, with pais­ley and flo­ral prints ap­pear­ing to­gether on loungewear and candy stripes run­ning down a louche-belted dress­ing gown.

Out­er­wear and suit jack­ets are elon­gated in the body, lapel shapes are ex­ag­ger­ated and the sil­hou­ette is con­fi­dent. For­mal­ity is bro­ken down and mas­cu­line con­ven­tions take a fem­i­nine twist in re­laxed sin­gle-but­ton jack­ets, over­sized turn-ups on trousers and waists cinched with belts.

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