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Paul Smith x Land Rover Defender

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Sir Paul Smith owns a few Defenders himself so it comes as no surprise that he’s partnered with Land Rover’s Special Vehicle Operations division and its chief designer Gerry McGovern to create a complete one-off version of the rugged SUV. It’s painted in 27 different colors with much inspiration coming from the British countryside and Defenders used by the Armed Forces, as well as playful design details chosen specifically by the designer. Inside, we get a mix of leather and fabric for the seats, with special fabric Smith designed for Maharam being used. Black leather is finished off with contrasting blue stitching with a lot more hidden details to be found throughout the interior. Examples include an image of a set of keys printed inside the glove compartment and the hand-painted bee on the roof. This collaboration between two British icons comes as the Defender enters its final phase of production at the Solihull manufacturing plant.