Wear This Right Now: A Suit To Travel In

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Photo by Courtesy

The presentation of the London’s men’s collections is always a favorite time of year for us because we have the opportunity to gain copious amounts of style inspiration from the Brits, and this year, one designer took home the gold for one of the most noteworthy collections we have ever seen.

London-based designer Paul Smith showed his latest collection, A Suit to Travel In, at the Hauser & Wirth gallery on Savile Row. But instead of hosting a formal presentation, Smith hired a troupe of circus performers — including Olympic medal-winning gymnast Max Whitlock — to wear his lineup of suits.

Why, you may ask? Smith wanted to demonstrate the flexibility and and wrinkle-proof technology he put into each piece. (And what better way to show it off than with gravity-defying feats?) Guests circled around as performers balanced on hoops, turned flips and even stacked themselves on each other’s shoulders for an exciting and daring spectacle.

A version of the suit is currently available at the Paul Smith store in London and online. The full collection will be available worldwide in May.

Scroll down to see pictures from Smith’s Instagram, as well as an exclusive video from the presentation.

Instagram @paulsmithdesign

Instagram @paulsmithdesign

Instagram @paulsmithdesign

Instagram @paulsmithdesign

Instagram @paulsmithdesign

Instagram @paulsmithdesign

What do you think of Paul Smith’s latest collection? Do you think more designers should create pieces with this kind of technology? Let us know what you think in the comments below!

— John Soper

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