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Paul Smith Collaborates With Land Rover



Land Rover may only be a few months away from finishing production for ever on it’s Defender, but that hasn’t stopped in enlisting the sartorial acumen of top designer Paul Smith to create a customized one-off of the iconic off-roader.

A longstanding fan of the Land Rover Defender, Sir Paul Smith has owned several of the vehicles over the years so it seems a great fit. He created with the assistance of the Land Rover special design team at Solihull, the model which has 27 different exterior colours, in addition to satin accents on the door handles, wheels and mirrors.

The 4x4’s interior boasts leather and fabric seats with contrasted stitching, with a leather-wrapped dashboard and a Paul Smith-customized fascia.

The roof also adorns a hand painted special illustration of a bee — signaling a reference to the countryside and the heritage of the car.

The Defender will be on display at the designers shop at Albemarle Street in Mayfair, London, although this of course isn’t Sir Paul’s first foray into the car world though. Who can forget the collaboration he did with Mini back in the 90’s?