Paul Smith x Barbour – ‘Land & Sea’ A/W’12 Capsule Collection
A collaboration between two of the most revered names in British fashion history, Barbour and Paul Smith blend their unique styles to create a collection that showcases what both brands are renowned for. The collection pays homage to Barbour’s roots in the North East England, taking inspiration from the traditional, and in some cases almost extinct, industries of the area such as Shipbuilding, Fishing, Mining and Farming, lifestyles that Barbour has unwaveringly served throughout its history.
Paul Smith Jeans - Spring / Summer 2012 Collection
The Nottingham-based label uses a washed-out palette that is heavily influenced by the American surf scene of the mid-70′s, combining this with the work of two cultural icons, the late Confessional artist Louise Borgeois and New Wave film director Jean-Luc Goddard. The tonal, neutral colours of Borgeois and the vivid primary hues of Goddard work in tandem to add life to simple, utilitarian outerwear. The collection also melds together denims, traditional chambrays and Jacquard patchworks with acid hues and strong striped patterns.