There is another new project for the British fashion house. The Paul Smith Project 10: Bag is the result of the designer taking the Flight Bag shape and creating 138 different designs, one for each of the Paul Smith boutiques in Japan.
British refinement meets American dynamism. Fond of collaboration (Libération, 1:6 Design, Manchester United…), Paul Smith is starting a new project this summer. The British designer is signing, with Oakley, a collection of sunglasses for his jeans label.
Halston has entrusted its artistic direction to Marios Schwab. The graduate of Central Saint Martin’s College of Art & Design, owner of his own label since 2005, will head up the the design team, working on items from designer shoes to a line of handbags.
In Notting Hill, in the windows of 186 Westbourne Grove, a man-sized Eiffel Tower takes pride of place sporting the Union Jack. The reason? To remind people that under an anglicised name hides one of the most Parisian brands in ready-to-wear clothing.
A new player has stepped into the beachwear game: MK. The men’s swimwear brand has come from the brains of the MacKeene brothers after the Franco-Scottish pair weren’t able to find swim shorts that “combined elegance, style, comfort and speedy drying” on their travels.