Kid Robot is at it again. Having teamed up with fashion designers as diverse as Heatherette, Prada and Versace for past collaborations, it’s no surprise that their latest fashion muse is the Ralph Lauren of England, Paul Smith. Smith is no stranger to collaborating either. In the past, he’s developed a line of textiles for Maharam, designed a Mini Cooper in his signature stripe and redesigned Arne Jacobsen’s classic Series 7 Chair for Fritz Hansen.
Smith is known for his suits, loud shirts and multi-stripes. He is a dominant fashion brand globally and recent efforts have suggested he’s set to conquer the U.S. This year, PS has launched a store in LA (that Wallpaper magazine went gaga over) and a new flagship here in Soho. His first U.S. shop on 5th Avenue is a mixture of suiting, shirts, books and found objects that Smith has discovered all over the globe. It is also the only place you can snatch up a limited edition PS/Kid Robot T-shirt. For $120, you get the toy too.
Or you could wait until November 24th when the 8” version of his Kid Robot toy, the Dandy Dunny, will go live online. But you’d better be fast. They’ll assuredly sell out right away.