Sir Paul Smith finds stillness within the world’s ever-present change.
The British fashion designer created the first suit that doesn’t crease, in order to provide the wearer with complete freedom of movement. Last fall, a troop of exceptional performers showcased the extraordinary qualities of Paul Smith‘s innovation, giving an outstanding demonstration of the garment’s resistance and flexibility by rolling and jumping around London Hauser & Wirth gallery. This time, nodding to Smith‘s passion for cycling, stunt cyclists were enrolled to put the suit’s summer version to test through crazy tricks and jumps on freestyle bikes. As business men are often traveling and have to keep a formal dress code to run from a meeting to another, Paul Smith developed a special textile that is naturally elastic and breathable and doesn’t get wrinkles. The design is manufactured in Italy using fabrics from renowned Loro Piana‘s mill and it comes in two versions, one for each season. Both in wool, the suits are differently woven but feature a high-twist yarn that gives an incredible resistance to the garments. The summer suit, recently presented during London Collections: Men, comes in unlined and breathable cloth extremely suitable for humid countries, while the winter one features an half-floating canvas construction coupled with expert cutting and exquisite finishing.