It was a medley of music that inspired Sophie Mechaly’s spring collection for Paul & Joe — think Elvis Presley, Sheryl Crow, Kid Rock and Liberace all rolled into one, with a bit more thrown in.

Country and Western influences mixed references with patchwork liberty prints on cowboy-style shirts, while pants had a distinct boot-cut shape that harked back to the Seventies. Colorful checks, stripes, floral prints and embroideries all fought for attention, as did safari-inspired animal prints like a repeat tiger motif borrowed from a vintage Japanese fabric.

Highlights included a silk twill shirt designed to look like a vintage scarf and a rough blue jacket embroidered with flowers in a collection that had a swagger all its own. For the first time in many years, the line was designed hand-in-hand with the brand’s women’s resort offer, making for an androgynous ensemble.

See More From the Men’s 2018 Collections:
Jil Sander Men’s Spring and Resort 2018: Lucie and Luke Meier debuted at Jil Sander with a women’s and a men’s collections, which offered a fresh, new take on the signature rigorous elegance of the brand.
Fausto Puglisi Men’s Spring 2018: Urban, baggy silhouettes met references to the Ancient Greek and Roman cultures in this capsule collection.
Missoni Men’s Spring 2018: Angela Missoni designed an easy-breezy collection featuring a ultra rich color palette.
3.1 Phillip Lim Men’s Spring 2018: The designer was inspired by artists and created a paint-splattered collection of updated staples.
Antonio Marras Men’s Spring 2018: Antonio Marras got inspired by American movie “The Beguiled” for his beautiful collection combining masculine silhouettes with feminine detailing.
Wood Wood Men’s Spring 2018: A quote from “Talented Mr. Ripley” inspired the signature pattern of this urban, wearable men’s collection.
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