Paul Smith's Merry Eccentric Christmas

In between suiting banalities and precision of the legendary Saville Row tailors and the Mad Hatter-esque bizarreness of fashion doyenne Vivienne Westwood and wunderkind John Galliano, there is Paul Smith. 

For 50 years, Smith has conjoined the two contrasting elements of British fashion, inspiration sourced from his surrounding, and created a unique style that frankly speaks of his eponymous brand: quirky but not frivolous, eccentric but not silly.

True as it seems, only in the fashionable realm of Paul Smith where you can see colourful stripes or monkeys hanging from vines or trees on dapper shirts or a classic Mini Cooper dressed in brightly-hued stripes posing as the poster boy for everyday items such as leather wallets, socks, and shoes.

To a certain extent, Smith even softened men’s tailoring, giving tailored suits more casual appeal. Hence, it is no surprise why the fashion-forward and risk-taking Japanese fashionistas are the label’s biggest buyers and Japan is Paul Smith’s largest international market.  

This Christmas, fans of Paul Smith can look forward to an array of dazzling yet smarty curated stocking fillers befitting your status as a fashion maven. 

Whimsical yet practical, the Paul Smith Christmas selection is richly imbued in creativity, colours and eccentric patterns that are signature to the label. 

Storied prints such as a singular feather in vivid hues printed on grained surface of leather wallets, creating an arresting visual and textural effect, monkey print on necktie that will drive the crowd into somewhat curious frenzy and a pair of cyclist-shaped cufflinks – ubiquitously referencing to Smith’s ambition of becoming a professional cyclist and his profound enthusiasm for the sport.

As for her, the selection goes beyond conventional with black leather monk strap shoes, a backpack doused with “sun” print, high heeled black leather sandals with cat prints on the sides of the heels, as well as a quirky cross-body bag in glittery effect with embroidered image of a large, black cat.

The Paul Smith Christmas selection is available now at all Paul Smith boutiques with prices starting from RM490.00 for a key ring to RM2660.00 for a backpack.

*Photos courtesy of Paul Smith

Paul Smith – Lo 3.31, Level 3, Pavilion Kuala Lumpur, 168 Jalan Bukit Bintang, 55100 Kuala Lumpur. 


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