Much inspired by Persian rugs, Sir Paul Smith has marvellously integrated the art form into his fashion pieces. Essie Carpets hosted the official presentation of Paul Smith Fall collection in our larger Piccadilly Mayfair showroom, and continues to supply an array of fine Persian rugs and carpets to be draped on the runway of his fashion shows worldwide.
“Sir Paul Smith welcomed guests in to the Essie Carpets showroom on Piccadilly for a fascinating journey through his British collection. For AW, Paul Smith plays on traditional classic tailoring juxtaposed with more contemporary, casual styles. Why the rug shop you may ask? Well, the intricate designs and hours of craftsmanship which go into making these works of art were an inspiration for this collection’s mix-n-match vibe – scarves with persian carpet style patterns were worn over sharp Prince of Wales check suits to take you into the weekend in glorious sophisticated, yet dressed down style. A show stopper and a truly great man himself, thank you Paul Smith.”
See more on our various collaborations and features with Paul Smith.
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