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MAN IN THE MOON

Paris: Inspired by Moon Unit Zappa (mostly the name bestowed upon her by her late father, legendary musician-composer-director Frank Zappa), Paul Smith found a way to put a bit of glam into outer space. The resulting “lunar luxe” was a nice follow-up to spring’s cosmic rocker theme, incorporating metallic down coats, lustrous leathers, speckled blazers that resembled moon rocks and toggle coats that looked like they came straight from the future.  The subtle retro-adventurer quality of some of the clothes and accessories even had a Jacques Cousteau-esque quality about them — if the famous explorer was launched to the outer confines of Earth while listening to Mothers of Invention.

Color: Metallic silver / Grey / Yellow / Moon Rock Grey / Taupe / Chambray blue / Faded red / Bright orange

Key Items: Quilted parka / Slim chinos / Toggle coat / Shawl collar Crombie coat / Sweaterknit overcoat / Grandpa cardigans / Collarless chambray shirt / Lapel-less blazers / Fur coat / Leather blouson

Materials: Nylon / Wool melton / Leather / Cotton chambray / Mohair / Chunky sweaterknits / Fur / Polka dot shirtings

Details + Trim: Asymmetrical toggles /  Shawl collars / Collarless and lapel-less looks / Shearling trims / Exposed zips / Contrast sleeves / Pieced constructions

Accessories + Footwear: Knit beanies / Metallic rucksacks / Skinny leather belts / Long neck-chains with charms / Leather boots

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