Fashion design met the vehicle industry when renowned designer Sir Paul Smith took to the drawing board to create his very own bespoke Land Rover Defender. Reinvented with the British countryside in mind, all 27 colours of the car's exterior are inspired by it.
The signature luxury of Paul Smith's designs carried over to the Defender as well, with a combination of leather and fabric making up the seats. Other subtle details that differentiate the car from its usual model include a switch from the traditional Defender clock to Paul Smith's own dashboard.
This commitment to detail, seen in design elements such as the contrast of blue stitching on black leather seats, is what Paul Smith stands by. He says, "My designs are known for their attention to detail, so I didn't want this Defender to be any different."
The iconic car still maintains its traditional components, but Gerry McGovern, Design Director and Chief Creative Officer of Land Rover, sees the new design as a fitting tribute to the original. The Paul Smith Defender is the first of three upcoming limited edition versions of the car, each celebrating the vehicle's mark on British history, that will debut this year.