The Executive Selection: Paul Smith There is a touch of nostalgia in Paul Smith's Spring/Summer 2020 collection.

You're reading Entrepreneur Middle East, an international franchise of Entrepreneur Media.

Paul Smith
Paul Smith SS20

There is a touch of nostalgia in Paul Smith's Spring/Summer 2020 collection. The line is inspired by the personal wardrobes of creative people that Smith came to know in his trips to New York's up and coming art community in the SoHo district in the 1970s.

Source: Paul Smith

At the time, galleries that were opening up like OK Harris, Pace, and Leo Castelli influenced the city's young artistic community, and that was a period when an artist's tailored suit could double as overalls, and individual style was expressed with everyday items like an oversized jacket or customized cotton shirt.

Source: Paul Smith

As such, this collection centers on function and utility as key, with suits that are soft and wearable. These suits are worn oversized with jackets longer, lapels wider, and trousers higher on the riseit's certainly a wardrobe for those with an artistic, daring flair. With colors slightly mismatched, it's a nod to the pop art palette, which includes pastels of soft pink and caramel, to electric hues of strong yellow and blue.

Related: The Executive Selection: Karl Lagerfeld

Related Topics

Growth Strategies

Unlocking Business Success: The Vital Role Of Data Analytics For SMEs

Every business can transform to tackle the challenges of today -or pre-empt those of tomorrow- by refining raw data for insights.

Growth Strategies

What You Need To Know As The World Gets Ready For COP28 In The UAE

Read on to understand the historical significance of COP, what to expect at COP28, and what you need to know to actively participate in this crucial dialogue on climate action.

Business Plans

How You Can Use the 80/20 Rule to Unlock Success and Maximize Your Impact

Our success is determined by where we focus our efforts.

Business News

This Influencer Has Nearly 150,000 Instagram Followers and Makes Over $10,000 a Month. There's Just One Catch—She's Not Real.

Aitana López has over 149,000 Instagram followers and brands love her. Is she the future of social media marketing?

Growing a Business

More Than 90% of Startups Don't Make It. This CEO Reveals What It Takes to Not Only Survive — But Thrive.

Learn what it takes to grow a company while also scaling as a leader.

Growth Strategies

Planning Your Brand Communication Right: Six Trends You Need To Be Ready For In 2024

Possessing an in-depth knowledge of these latest trends is crucial for brands striving to stand out and effectively engage with their target audiences.