Paul Smith Jeans Autumn/Winter 14

For autumn/winter 14, Paul Smith Jeans has drawn on the creativity of the counter-culture movement of the mid-20th century to create a bold and eye-catching collection.

Taking inspiration from Drop City, an artists' commune formed in the Sixties in southern Colorado, the new collection embodies an inventive approach towards shape and colour synonymous with that period. Of particular interest was the community's use of geodesic domes – impressive freestanding constructions comprised of geometric panels – that were popularised by American architect Buckminster Fuller, which inform patterns, prints and silhouettes across the collection.

Clean, angular lines are translated into geometric knitwear and coats with colourblocked lining, while more delicate lines come through in soft, striped shirting. A literal approach can be seen across the range, with T-shirts adorned with prints inspired by the lives of Drop City's idiosyncratic inhabitants, depicting objects such as oil cans and featuring a retro 'Colorado' motif.

This vintage feel comes through in loosefitting cardigans, checked flannel shirts and army jackets highlighted with distinctive seaming, further complemented by a palette of rusty reds, burgundy, greens and sandy hues, interspersed in signature Paul Smith style with pops of bright blues and teal. A playful approach to colour is demonstrated through soft, over-dyed jeans and bi-colour cotton shirts, while an there is an emphasis on warm and comforting styles, with cosy quilted knitwear and chunky Aran jumpers.