Eric Musgrave

Since 1980, menswear & fashion retail commentator, opinionated thought-leader,
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PS by Paul Smith at Pitti Uomo 91

Sir Paul Smith was, as usual, in much demand from his fans and admirers at the lively launch of his PS by Paul Smith sub-brand at Pitti Immagine Uomo 91 on 11 January. 

Bathed in peculiar but warming pink light, I took the chance to catch up with my lovely friend Maria Huntsig, features editor of Sportswear International, who has the dubious pleasure of editing my features for that fine publication. (See pages 64-67 and 78-79 in the digital version of SI 277 for my latest contributions)

Sir Paul promised that the presentation would be “very high energy” and he was as good as his word. Some very talented dancers and gymnasts showed off the “functional fabrics and intelligent design features” of the PS range in a series of sometimes incredible displays, none of which will I be trying at home.

On a historical note, Paul Smith was the first guest designer to be invited to make a presentation at Pitti Uomo, back in 1993. Such presentations are a regular part of the Pitti schedule these days.


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