Paul Smith The British Collection Spring/Summer 14 Presentation

Paul Smith debuts The British Collection, spring/summer 14 at London Collections: Men.

Nowhere is Paul Smith's deftness for modernising sartorial classics more prominent than in the Paul Smith London collection, where each season suits and formal outerwear are given the Paul Smith treatment. Within Paul Smith London sits The British Collection, a capsule of pieces expertly crafted using British made cloth.

"Every season we make several men's collections" Paul explains, "the catwalk collection which is shown in Paris twice a year, the PS by Paul Smith collection, Paul Smith Jeans and Paul Smith London. The British Collection, a section within the London line, uses cloth made by a Yorkshire mill established in 1910 called 'Clissold' . At Clissold they're able to weave bespoke fabrics for Paul Smith designed uniquely in house with a versatility that many other mills don't have the ability to do. The construction of our suits always mixes tradition and modernity and with Clissold we're able to combine unique cloths with contemporary cut."

Every season in The British Collection traditional fabrics are updated; the pin-dot, the herringbone, the pinstripe, the overcheck. Pioneering techniques in fabric construction enable these perennial classics to be reimagined; the traditional overcheck is engineered into the weave to play with scale; the pinstripe encapsulates the vibrant colour synonymous with Paul Smith but with subtlety and a deft touch; and the herringbone is jacquarded across the full repeat of the cloth to hint at an icon of British design.
 
Details have taken inspiration from conventional bespoke construction with elements of modernity added through pops of colour in under collar meltons and unique trims. The making of a luxury suit is in the fabric and in this collection every stitch that's made celebrates the inherent beauty of the cloth.

Taking place from Sunday 16th to Tuesday 18th June, London Collections: Men will debut the spring/summer 14 men's collections from some of the world's most established fashion houses as well as the industry's most exciting emerging designers. With the essence of British tailoring stitched into Paul Smith and woven into the cloth of every suit, LC:M offers the perfect opportunity to present the spring/summer 14 British Collection.

Posted on 3rd June 2013