Sir Paul Smith‘s cycling career was cut short by injury at the age of just 18; and while that inadvertently set him on the creative path we know him for today, he’s never given up his love for the race. Bringing both his passion for the sport and design flair together, Smith has designed the leaders’ jerseys for the 2013 Giro d’Italia – a cycling stage race which began in 1909, that sees almost 200 riders coming from all over the World to take part.
Paul Smith’s four jerseys are clean and simple but with his quirky twists: contrast coloured piping, signature stripes on one sleeve, mesh inserts at the sides and a neat trio of pockets at the back. If you’re in love with the idea of sportswear as fashion, then it doesn’t get much more literal than this.
More photos of the jerseys after the break.
The jerseys will be available to buy from 4th May 2013: you can pick one up at the Paul Smith Melbourne store or via www.paulsmith.co.uk.