Paul Smith this week returned to LCM for the next instalment of his preceded collection ‘A Suit To Travel In’.
Smith took over Hauser & Wirth’s Savile Row premises for a characteristically-Paul display of British tailoring, talent and tricks. Born from the designer’s love of cycling, the world class stunt cyclist Ben Savage donned each of the unlined and breathable new suits and proved to the awestruck audience that they’re made to move in. Using fabrics from Italian clothier Loro Piana, the suits boast a durable, flexible and crease free fabrication, proven in fact by surviving a eight foot drop from a scaffolded sculpture.
A simple concept, but effective, and standout amongst the array of baseline presentations spanning the fashion week circuit. Juxtaposing the contemporary art of artist Roni Horn, currently on display at the gallery, with death-defying ariel cycling and a dynamic take on tailoring, the overall effect is something else.