PAUL SMITH TO RELEASE A CAPSULE COLLECTION FOR THE 25th ANNIVERSARY OF REM’s “AUTOMATIC FOR THE PEOPLE”
By Crash redaction
While R.E.M announced a reissue of their iconic 1992 album, “Automatic for the people” due on November 10th, designer Paul Smith decided to launch a capsule collection inspired by the band’s imagery which will include scarves, silk pocket squares, canvas tote bags and graphic T-shirts. The mini-collection will showcase prints from the “Automatic for the people” album artwork, song lyrics and band photos by the Dutch photographer Anton Corbijn.
Featuring well-known singles like “Everybody hurts” and “Man on the moon”, it’s no surprise that R.E.M chose to celebrate the 25th anniversary of one of their most legendary LPs by offering a remastered, deluxe version of it. As a long-term fan of the band, Paul Smith was excited to initiate this project. “I’ve always particularly enjoyed Michael’s haunting vocals. The band is a very imaginative and artistic group of people, which makes them such exciting creative collaborators.” says Smith. Not only lending their visuals to the brand, the R.E.M members are very much involved in the collection and will be making stops at multiple Paul Smith stores in London, Milan and New York.