Feb 19

SMYTHE Pre – Spring 2019

By Phoebe Spuyman

Every SMYTHE collection starts from a very personal place. Each design is inspired by our lifestyles, our compilation of textiles and by the myriad of cultural inputs that enter our subconscience as we observe, experience and absorb design, art, travel, film and nature.

There are two distinct colour capsules within the Pre-Spring 2019 collection although all the pieces can all be mixed and matched. We open on “buy now wear now” neutrals prints in seasonless fabrics with pops of aqua and cobalt layered in.

The second capsule is focused on statement neon brights as a precursor to warm weather. Neons are not only topical in the market, but look modern paired back to the neutrals that have been layered in.

SMYTHE is a Toronto based ready-to-wear label that are known for their versatile, timeless designs. Their aesthetic is described by Canadian co-designers, Andrea Lenczner and Christie Smythe, as ‘modern and emotional’. Since launching in 2004 with blazers and jackets, the pair have brought their unique sense of occasion to everyday wardrobe essentials, gaining a cult following for their ready to wear collection. Favoured by a multitude of celebrities for their strong silhouettes and elegant tailoring, fans include Meghan Markle, Kate Middleton, Sienna Miller, Gigi Hadid, Beyoncé, Margot Robbie, and Alicia Vikander, among others.

SMYTHE Pre-Spring is available to buy from Harvey Nichols, www.harveynichols.com and www.shopsmythe.com