Tell us, what we haven’t seen from ingenious designers who will stop at nothing to make us awestruck.  We have seen runways on skyscrapers, we have seen runways on water and underneath water and when we think we have seen it all the iconic designer Paul Smith out of nowhere raise the bar yet again and changed the status quo.

What is common all among these iconic designers is their ability to bypass traditional  runway format and still focus on not taking the shine off their collections.

Paul Smith fall’17 presentation ticks the box. His show during Pitti Uomo event in Florence, Italy showcased a series of athleisure looks on acrobatic dancers, who performed gravity-defying choreography.

In the collection we didn’t see a deviation from the typical Paul Smith style but rather it has all the hallmark of traditional Paul Smith consist of bold colors, bold print and playful detailing with influence of sportswear as well as his personal love for cycling. In all, the collection is like armour, a life-proof enhancements and design functions that are made to test our modern lives.

Photo: Proj3ct Studio, Vanni Bassetti

by Anderson Azugbene