Paul Smith Autumn / Winter 21 Women’s Collection Launch.
For autumn/winter ’21 Paul Smith takes you on a journey through the subcultures that have signposted his career, remixing icons of British clothing design for a new generation. Following in the footsteps of the men’s show, which premiered in January as part of Paris Fashion Week, the new Paul Smith women’s collection similarly presents a series of Paul Smith classics that have been remixed and reinvented for 2021.
This begins in outerwear, where oversized macs, a reversible sheepskin and a refined black wool coat, based on the popular Opera Tuxedo, are all updated versions of timeless styles that should be found in every woman’s wardrobe.
The fabrics and techniques of tailoring have been applied to more casual shapes to create everyday pieces with a refined edge. This is seen in an oversized shirt that’s cut from soft wool fabric and a cropped bomber jacket created from recycled wool with silk lining. Coordinated jacket and trouser sets also mix more relaxed shapes with smart tailoring fabrics to cater for the WFH world of 2021. When suits do appear they are softer in construction for added comfort. A new suit shape with a four-button blazer and 1970s references is a key style for the season. It is offered in gold, as well as check and striped options.