Legendary English designer Sir Paul Smith announces the imminent opening of his first Sydney store.
After opening his first Australian store in Collins St, Melbourne in 2012, Paul Smith is finally able to announce it will open in Westfield Sydney this coming July.
A sneak peek of the store is above, with Sir Paul’s trademark originality on display in a façade finished in red, pink and orange, inspired by Luis Barragan, with a sunshine cheekily drawn into the render. Looking back to his roots, a brass inlayed line measuring three metres by three metres depicts the size of Paul’s first shop and is placed into the concrete floor in the centre of the space.
The tailoring room has a reclaimed woodblock floor, synonymous with many Paul Smith shops, with the wood originally taken from an old school in Cardiff, Wales.
Pic by James Mooney
Measuring 135 square metres, the latest Paul Smith store will offer a curated selection of clothing, shoes and accessories for men, with a focus on lightweight tailoring featuring cotton and linen wool blends, unstructured and soft in a wide range of Italian cloths: silk flannels, blurred checks, knitted wools and indigo seersucker. Iconic Paul Smith designs feature alongside a cactus embroidered shirt, knitwear that nods to Paul’s love of cycling and paisley and prints from the autumn/winter 16 catwalk.
Customers will be able to peruse an eclectic picture wall made up of artworks, objects and things Paul has been sent alongside a range of found objects and art for sale including a table by Edward Wormely and artworks by artists including British artist Aaron Kasmin and Danish artist, Allen Schmidt.
At Men’s Style, we simply can’t wait for it to open.