Its been 33 years since Sir Paul Smith of Beeston, Nottinghamshire showed his first menswear collection in Paris under his self titled label. Worldwide success and countless collections later, Sir Paul is still fully involved in the creative process and it’s evident in his new Paul Smith London collection. Inspiration came from an English gentleman’s wardrobe from the early 1900’s, an era very familiar to Smith from watching his elders dress as a child. The label was always intended for the modern business man but this season there is an emphasis on evening wear which makes playing hard all night after working hard all day at the office an easy and stylish transition. Look for one button shawl collar jackets, peaked lapel suits, and Prince of Wales checks among other distinctive features, all reminders of how Paul Smith has been able to remain so relevant through the years.
See the collection after the jump.