bespoke paul smith land rover defender decorated in 27 vibrant colors
images courtesy of paul smith




as a tribute to the land rover defender which is set to cease production in december 2015, british fashion designer paul smith collaborates with land rover’s special vehicle operations division and chief creative officer gerry mcgovern to produce a one-off edition. decorated in a palette of 27 individual colors, the car pays homage to its service history with the army, navy and airforce, as well as its recognizable ties to the UK countryside. matching the fashion brand’s style, it is a typically vibrant version and was unveiled at their flagship store on london mayfair’s albemarle street.

its use of 27 colors, pays tribute to its service within the army, navy and airforce




‘I wanted deep, rich colors, but at the same time, I wanted them to work together yet be surprising’, says paul smith.

rear view of the one-off automobile




‘I wanted to give this defender a feeling of luxury. so I used a mix of leather and fabric for the seats. I actually used the fabric that I design for maharam, the american upholstery company. my designs are known for their attention to detail, so I didn’t want this defender to be any different.’ added paul.

the edition is a collaboration between paul smith and land rover


a look inside the edition’s unique interior




the bespoke vehicle outside paul smith’s flagship mayfair store in london




sir paul smith (left) standing alongside land rover’s chief creative officer gerry mcgovern (right)