In a season dominated by sportswear, Paul Smith entered the running with a SS12 menswear collection of contrasting high tech work-wear. Interpreted for Wonderland, Joe Fleming models the tasteful ensemble. Congrats go out to Sir Paul, who pocketed an ‘Outstanding Lifetime Achievement’ at last week’s British Fashion Awards.
Yves Klein and navy blue palette form a base for expertly cut blazers, layered over silky nylon anoraks that come with pegged carrot trousers in neutral beige and browns, finished with dashes of leopard-print footwear.
As ever with Smith, it’s all in the detail – sliced-off crew neck cardigans compliment angular ends of sky blue ties, intricate stitching on horizontal denim stripes, and inverted collars on varsity jackets.
Timeless yet modern, the collection boasts hybrid-clothing sculpted to seamlessly fit the contemporary male’s wardrobe. Finally, prismatic rainbow-bright prints and orange paneling neatly tie-up the quintessentially English collection.
Photographers: Andrew and William Ho.
Fashion Editor: Alexander Harley.
Set Design: Eoin Dillion.
Hair: Mitsu using Murdock London.
Make up: Holleigh Gallon using Laura Mercier.
Model, (Wonderland’s own) Joe Fleming at Premier Model Management
Words: Modesta Dziautaite