Paul Smith Premieres Spring-Summer 2022 Digital Men’s Show

Paul Smith Premieres Spring-Summer 2022 Digital Men’s Show

Paul Smith Premieres Spring-Summer 2022 Digital Men’s Show

The spring-summer collection is inspired by the beauty and peacefulness of nature

The spring-summer collection is inspired by the beauty and peacefulness of nature

Text: Greg Marku

Paul Smith has premiered his spring/summer 2022 collection celebrating the spirit of outdoor adventures, positivity, and the connection to the natural world. 

The collection has an organic color palette that transitions from dawn to dusk with warm oranges hues to sky blues and midnight blacks. The four elements of earth, wind, water, and fire are represented in a series of photo prints that mix natural textures with bold color washes.

There is an overarching theme of lightness, so fabrics have been chosen for their lightweight and their movement.

Photographs of vintage tent fabrics inspired season stripes on tops, knitwear, and a capsule collection of nylon bags from Japanese luggage specialist, Porter.

The digital presentation begins with original show music created by Parisian composer and producer, Pierre Rousseau, which begins as ambient music, then picks up with a relaxed tempo until changing into strange beats. Models walk throughout a room with a primarily yellow floor with spot-like patterns as well as curved and circular walls and on the ceiling is a sculpture of waves. Lights in the sculpture change throughout the runway to go along with the nature-inspired sunsets.

One of the highlights from the collection include a yellow and black-bordered flap cap, an orange sunflower printed on a yellow sweater, a khaki-colored bag, green cargo pants, and orange shoes. Another highlight is a brilliant, bright orange suit, multicolored strap bag, blue and red striped t-shirt, and orange and black sneakers.

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