5 Styling lessons to learn from Paul Smith Spring/Summer 2019
Fine tailoring is the core of Paul Smith's design ethos, but for Spring/Summer 2019 the British designer challenges these familiar sartorial codes for an instant refresher. Loose and freeing silhouettes are the key theme, with ease and function as the ultimate statement. Oversized suits for him and her with exaggerated shoulders and wide leg trousers are the new boardroom staple. Paul Smith pushes the envelope further by incorporating sportswear inspired motifs into the collection. High neck cycling jerseys styled with the zippers down ring true to the designer's own love for two-wheeled sport while the checkerboard print seen on the clothes and accessories honour a race car's journey to the finish line.
Aside from the sports-styled motifs, here are 7 more style takeaways we learned from Paul Smith Spring/Summer 2019:
#1 Dressing like a snack is as easy as ordering one
Dessert has arrived! Serve a delectable look in lavender (read: yam), cream (vanilla) and grey (charcoal), for fashion's take at the neapolitan.
#2 Prints can act as a neutral—checkmate!
Checks can be paired with virtually almost any print. Polkadots, stripes and paisley add a fun balance to the print's formal disposition.
#3 Deep jewel tones and bright acid hues make a matchmade in heaven
They say opposites attract and it couldn't be clearer with this dark sapphire and neon lime combo.
#4 Suit yourself with an unconventional neckline
A double-breasted jacket need not be paired with a formal dress shirt. Take the plunge with a sporty crew neck tee styled with the zipper unfastened for a more casual approach.
#5 Beat the nostalgia by dressing like an old school computer wallpaper
Paul Smith is noted for pioneering photographic printing techniques in the early stages of his career. For SS19, he revisits the process with archival photography shot by the man himself and his father. Though we'll admit that we've already banked on this trend. See how we style it here.