All About Paul Smith Spring/Summer 2013 // 深入解析Paul Smith 2013春夏新品系列
Beware: this is an extensive post about Paul Smith‘s SS2013 Men’s & Women’s Collections, including eye-popping images from the runway and editorial lookbooks, my exclusive ‘top picks’ and the Hong Kong preview exhibition itself!
Therefore, I’d advise you to sit back and allow yourselves plenty of time to read this post – maybe with a cup of tea in one hand and some yummy snacks in the other!
So get ready for your winter to be spiced up and get set for some great expectations from the upcoming Spring & Summer fashion collections.
About Paul Smith:
Paul Smith is one of Britain’s leading fashion designers and renowned for his idiosyncratic take on traditional British styling – ‘classic with a twist’. He has the ability to anticipate and spark trends, not only in fashion but often in the wider context of popular culture. In recognition of his dedication to British fashion, he was knighted in the 2001 Queen’s Birthday Honours list for services to the fashion industry and remains fully involved in his business. There are now over 150 Paul Smith shops around the world; this year, in addition to Mainland China, Paul Smith is opening new shops in Amsterdam, Melbourne, Moscow, Mumbai and Singapore.
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英國頂尖的時裝設計師Paul Smith，以其對英倫風格的獨特詮釋而聞名於世， 打造「新意經典」 (classic with a twist) 。設計師高瞻遠矚，擁有極敏銳的時尚觸覺，不僅在時裝方面，他對於整個流行文化都具有獨到的見解及影響力。
Paul Smith於2001年名列英女皇壽辰授勳名單 (Queen’s Birthday Honours) 並獲授勳為騎士榮譽，以表揚其對英國時裝的熱誠及對業界的貢獻。時至今日，Paul Smith擁有超過150間專門店遍佈全球。今年品牌更將於中國、阿姆斯特丹、墨爾本、莫斯科、孟買和新加坡開設全新專門店。
The above images are shot by Paul Smith himself in a studio in London. Instead of continuing to use the minimalist black background seen in previous seasons’ lookbooks, the designer opted for a light turquoise coloured backdrop for this collection.
Paul Smith 2013年春夏系列廣告企劃由Paul Smith本人親自在英國倫敦拍攝。是次企劃的畫面突破多季以來沿用的簡約黑色背景，而是延用了本年初於巴黎男裝時裝展的設計，以淺藍綠色牆壁和地毯作為模特兒的背景。
From Paul Smith SS2013 Black Label
From Paul Smith SS2013 Jeans Collection
From Paul by Paul Smith SS2013 Collection
From PS by Paul Smith (Mainline) SS2013 Collection
Being a self-proclaimed ex-Londoner, Paul Smith was among the first few London brands that I became familiar with soon after moving to such a vibrant city.
I think Paul Smith has always kept his designs very close to his heart, and you never see him chasing fashion trends like some other designers do. Hence, fashionistas who appreciate Paul Smith’s style will never abandon the brand. At the same time, if you don’t fall into love with this brand at first sight, then it’s very unlikely you will in the future!
To me, the brand symbolises British style quite perfectly – quintessentially classic but not dull, posh but in a sophisticated way.
I am a person who pays attention to small details, and Paul Smith is just the same; you can find interesting surprises (good ones!) when you look more closely at his designs.
作為一個曾經在倫敦常住的“倫敦客” （自稱），Paul Smith可以說是我最早接觸的幾個英國本土時尚品牌之一。
我一直覺得Paul Smith的設計很貼近他本人的真實生活和感受，而且他也從不會改變自己的設計風格，盲目追求曇花一現的季度潮流。所以，欣賞Paul Smith的時尚追逐者一旦喜歡上了，很少會有不喜歡的那天。同時，如果你第一次見到這品牌的設計卻“不來電”，那你未來會喜歡上它的機率也很低。
每次細觀Paul Smith的設計，都不會讓我失望，在細節處總能找到讓人雀躍的驚喜。我想，Paul Smith應該和我一樣，都是注重細節之人吧。
Overall, Paul Smith Menswear looks ahead to summer with a collection that brings a spark to the senses by celebrating modern masculine elegance, bold colour and sharp refined tailoring.
Colour is key and present at every level. Every shade of the spectrum is used, from pale pastels to dusty blues, pinky taupes, and deep reds through to bright hot vibrant colours. Brought together, simple elements impact strongly against luxurious blacks and prints of scissors and manipulated roses.
Jackets are slim and unfussy, have shoulders that are structured to give definition, but are not big or bulky. Trousers are pleated and pegged, with a stitched-in stay press to accentuate the silhouette.
Shirts return to larger, longer, angular collar points with high neck lines.
Outerwear comes in the form of a fully waterproof reversible welded seam mac cut with raw edges, with a contrast inside colour, creating a stiff straight silhouette to be worn over the tailored look.
Footwear is all about elevating heels, in turn creating an upright posture. The shape is short in length with a point in the toe, not just in the scissor-slashed shoes, but zip-up ankle boots and an all-leather jelly shoe too.
Multi-disciplinary French artist Jean-Paul Goude‘s work is the core inspiration of Paul Smith SS2013 womenswear. The illustrator, photographer, art editor and fashion film director is best known for his avant-garde, almost surrealist style. Goude’s playful and experimental aesthetic influenced the collection’s graphic use of mix-and match colours and textures.
Masculine styles are given a feminine twist with fluid fabrics such as wool crepe and silk sable, and a mix of crepe-de-chine and georgette create light texture.
Graphic stripes are a key motif in the collection; soft silhouettes contrast the linear prints. Soft pleats give the graphic styles a feminine touch.
Bright colours, including scarlet, sunshine yellow and bottle green are balanced by neutral black, navy and nude. Saturated hues are diluted to a more subdued rust, ochre and nude.
Paul Smith 2013春夏女裝系列設計靈感來自法國藝術家Jean-Paul Goude的藝術作品。Goude身兼插圖師、攝影師、藝術編輯和時裝電影導演，以超現實風格的前衞作品而聞名。他大膽且創新的美學觀念，影響了本次系列的平面圖案設計和色彩質感。
Shown above are my picks from Paul Smith’s main line collections for men, with accessories such as bow-ties, cufflinks and pocket squares.
Paul Smith main line:
The collection epitomises the smart contemporary man. Classical tailoring remains the focus of the lifestyle collection, complemented by formal shirts, outerwear and knitwear.
You can find a large selection of jackets in fine wools, silk and cotton. A vibrant colour palette of bright blues and damsons injects life into traditional grey and navy.
Silk, cotton mixes, linen and striped seersucker are good options for summer, with fine wools and mohair in Prince of Wales and windowpane checks for business occasions.
Italian-made shirts with checks and new floral designs complement the separates, whilst crisp business stripes, ginghams and a large number of coloured shirts are the perfect partner for those sharp suits.
Shown above are my picks from the Paul Smith main line, Paul Smith Black Label, Paul by Paul Smith collections for women.
Paul Smith Black Label:
Dry brushing and smudging effects are all signatures of Richter’s early oil paintings, and have been adapted into key prints for this collection. In addition, you can spot a lot of bold pansy prints with blurred filter effects, sun-bleached checks and kaleidoscopic leaf and flower motifs. The brush-like blur is created using an innovative technique where patterns are digitally printed onto the threads.
Longer lengths and oversized proportions are key to this collection; silhouettes are slim to the hip but full through the hem with softly tailored trousers, sunray pleated skirts and maxi dresses.
The colour palette contrasts soft pastels and neutral nudes with graphic greys and deep blues, punctuated by warm yellow, raspberry red and vivid lime.
Paul by Paul Smith:
Turner Prize-winning contemporary artist Wolfgang Tillmans‘ abstract photography and illustrator Hisham Akira Bharoocha’s surrealist collages inspired this collection. Tillman’s minimalist images experiment with colour, form, material and space – themes that are reflected in the use of print and colour.
The distorted photographs of Hisham Akira Bharoocha inspire the collection’s botanical prints, which combine digitally enhanced flowers with delicate hand drawings, contrasting pattern and texture.
The dreamlike feel of the collection is reminiscent of lazy, hazy summer days. Casual basics are made from fluid jersey and soft separates, such as the bright botanical print pieces made from weightless silk cotton and soft chambray. Tailored pieces are made from heavier cotton canvas. Chambray is paired with delicate Broderie detailing on simple camisoles, collarless shirts and sleeveless shift dresses, as well as forming a versatile base for classic polka dot and mini anchor prints on chinos, workwear jackets and tiered summer dresses.
The colour palette contrasts soft summer neutrals and feminine pastels with rich mahogany, indigo and green, punctuated by a mix of brights, from crimson to primrose yellow.
The first thing I noticed when I stepped into the Paul Smith SS2013 preview showroom was flowers, especially roses.
After talking to the brand’s PR, I discoverd that roses are Paul Smith’s wife’s favourite flowers.
Roses are incorporated into different designs throughout the collection, in different styles and on different fabrics.
I sensed long-lasting love in the room – romance and style always go well together!
我踏進Paul Smith 2013香港的預覽會時，第一個注意到的就是“花朵”，花朵圖案以不同形態“綻放”在各類服飾上。
女裝精品黑線 Paul Smith Black Label:
女裝二線 Paul by Paul Smith:
Tillmans的色彩方塊啓發了2013年春夏系列的主要圖案：大片彩色條紋融入噴槍效果，營造出誇張奪目的感覺。Hisham Akira Bharoocha的扭曲攝影作品則啓發了系列中的植物圖案：數碼加工花卉圖案配精緻手繪，與圖案與質感產生強烈對比。
‘Men Only?’ shoes? Do such things still exist in today’s world?! I like mixing men’s clothes with women’s clothes, and men’s shoes are a must-have for everyone!
But wait… things are not how how they seem (or written!). The shoes with the “Men Only” logo are actually for women – for the female fans of the designer who kept asking to be able to buy Paul Smith men’s shoes in a smaller size.
A variety of Oxfords and brogues can be found in this collection, but my favourites are the ‘sandals’ below.
除了這個經典卻很有巧思的男士涼鞋款，你還可以在Paul Smith SS2013系列中找到各式各樣的牛津鞋和後底鞋。
Is it Spring yet?!