19th July 2017
Taking inspiration from the drawings and collections of British naturalists, the new Paul Smith monkey print is the key motif from the pre-autumn/winter ’17 collection.
Appearing in men’s and women’s pre-collections, the new monkey print, which was designed in-house, appears across a wide variety of product categories in a range of finishes and applications.
For men, the full monkey print appears as a bold all-over pattern on shirts, backpacks and small leather goods including wallets and cardholders. The monkey also features as a solo motif embroidered onto sweatshirts and outerwear, plus as a graphic on silk pocket squares.
For women, the all-over monkey print features on shirts, tops and dresses, while the single monkey has been worked onto key scarf styles with textured embroidery to create a unique and tactile figure.
The monkey print continues Paul Smith’s reputation as an innovator in print design. Paul Smith’s in-house print design team created the new motif after being inspired by Victorian-era naturalists who carefully documented their findings in drawings and taxidermy collections.