For Him and Her : Gender Benders at Paul Smith’s Paris Show

Paul Smith A/W 17 at the grand École Des Beaux-Arts

Recently, I was checking out the latest Fall/Winter 17 trends from Paris Menswear Fashion Week, and a very interesting story on Sir Paul Smith’s show cropped up on my screen — a very different kind of women’s march happened at his show which blended the gender divide with great elegance and style.

The show marked a significant moment for designer Paul Smith as he presented his men’s and women’s collections on one catwalk for the first time in his career. The looks created for women at this runway show were borrowed from classic men trends like trouser suits, tartan weaves and cozy cashmere coats.

After launching his label in 1970, the Paul Smith men’s collection was debuted on the Paris catwalk in 1976, with women’s following in London in 1994. Now, the merging of men’s and women’s shows was an interesting take on his designs as both his collections were absolutely classy and stylish.

Check out these cool androgynous designs for women borrowed from men’s wardrobe, and tell us what do you think of it in the comments section below!

Paul Smith A/W 17
Paul Smith A/W 17

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