PAUL SMITH’S NEW DIFFUSION LINE
Sitting alongside the main Paul Smith collection, PS by Paul Smith wraps up all of the previous different diffusion lines, collections and Paul Smith brands under one roof, channeling and distilling four decades of rebellious spirit into one streamlined brand with a younger, semi-sportswear led ethos.
PS by Paul Smith’s SS17 collection references travel, wanderlust and exploration as key themes. Whereas PS by Paul Smith’s inaugural FW16 collection led with technical sportswear and athleticism (whether tracksuit technical or collegiate jersey), athletic stripes now sit alongside colorful, tropical prints. Motifs are either repeated on pieces bold and central or hidden and secretive through surprise detailing. Outerwear is a highlight for the PS by Paul Smith’s second season, with the line strengthening Paul Smith’s ties to Japan with its own take on the classic souvenir jacket.