PS by Paul Smith Autumn/Winter 14 Taking inspiration from Tate Britain's recent exhibition of some of Patrick Caulfield's most celebrated works, for autumn/winter 14, the Paul Smith PS collection has interpreted the bold colour palette and distinctive style of the iconic British artist to create a melange of graphic prints, textural fabrics and deconstructed silhouettes. A contemporary of British Pop Art luminaries such as David Hockney and Allen Jones, Caulfield paved his own way through the art world during the mid-20th century, garnering acclaim for his vibrant and pared-down reflections on modern life. The wintry palette of black hues, rich damson, deep navy and teal seen across this new collection is directly inspired by his works, softened with rich tones of slate blue, terracotta, rusty red and mauve and interspersed with signature Paul Smith pops of colour in bright fuchsia and orange. These shades have been translated into a varied collection of beautiful and eye-catching prints, from traditional motifs modernised with layered and distorted images and colours to classic polka dots updated with miniature diamond and star motifs. Camo is reimagined in stippled effects imaginatively combined with florals, and featured across cotton, nylon and shirting fabrics. A relaxed, less waisted style is key in creating a contemporary fit, born out through bomber jackets, blazer styles and sportswear influenced pieces, including a baseball jacket with gold detailing and embroidered sweatshirt. Knitwear stands out with exaggerated details and geometric patterns, translated into a variety of different weights and feels through the use of rich yarns, with cashmere, mohair, silk and alpaca blends. The play with textures comes through in the juxtaposition of fabrics and techniques, with looped bouclé contrasted against clean merino.