Wednesday, 12 February 2020

Steve O Smith Re-Imagines

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The Lobby London
For this collection, Steve O Smith re-imagines a beautiful selection of signature styles that focus on fine detail, high quality, beautiful tailoring and expert craftsmanship.
In a polished colour palette of neutrals with pops of berry tones, sharp tailored pieces feature the brand’s staple exaggerated volume sleeves and slanted pocket details. Shirting is asymmetric with spiky collars and sweeping necklines, suiting is relaxed with subtle kick flares and boxy jackets. Cut with asymmetric hems and flounce, silk bias dresses are in champagne or blush pink hues to contrast with statement monochromatic animal prints in silk and pony skin leather. Dashes of cherry pink on a diamond print two-piece suit mirror vinyl trousers and a smart overcoat. While the colours and cuts of this season further refine the SOS girl, the playful nature of the brand remains not only embroidered into the identity of the clothes but quite literally onto the t-shirts by hand.

London-based contemporary womenswear designer Steve O Smith founded his eponymous brand in 2017 after graduating from the Rhode Island School of Design. With a focus on tailoring and craftsmanship, Steve O Smith plays on historical references within his conceptual development in order to make collections that examine contemporary issues in a tongue and cheek manner. The brand signature has evolved out of an increasingly hands on design process, which begins with large scale illustrations of which can be seen in the use of bold shapes, colour combinations and his own practice of pattern cutting informing the intricate patchworks, twisting seams and unexpected details.

Remaining uniquely artisan, Steve O Smith’s pieces continue to find popularity amongst celebrities including Jorja Smith and Patricia Manfield. Steve O Smith is stocked in Opening Ceremony LA and NYC.