Every season John Smedley produces a new colour palette, to launch new styles and to revamp classics. Here is our AW16 Colour palette...

Astaire Purple

The colour purple has many meanings such as creativity, magic and mystery; all of these correspond with the personality of the magical dance master Fred Astaire…

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Bardot Grey

Bardot Grey was inspired by Bridgette Bardot’s famous smoky eye make-up, which still influences all today- including modern day model Kate Moss…

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Brando Blue

Brando Blue was inspired by the famous Marlon Brando and the underlying suggestions that are transmitted by the colour blue…

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Collins Coral

Collins Coral, new to AW16 was inspired by Joan Collins and the colour coral, named after the sea…

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Day Blue

Day Blue was inspired by the popular and successful actress/singer Doris Day, famous for her sparkling blue eyes…

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Dean Green

Dean Green was inspired by James Dean and the connotations that are incurred with the colour green- jealousy and ambition…

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Eastwood Beige

Eastwood Beige was inspired by Mr. Clint Eastwood – he and the colour beige are intrinsically linked through their mutual trait of reliability…

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Gardner Red

Gardener Red was inspired by Ava Gardner. Her off-screen life was often as dramatic as the roles she played on it. Influenced by her strong, fiery personality, red was the seamless choice…

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Hayworth Pink

The colour pink is commonly known as being sweet, romantic and feminine- as is Rita Hayworth; our inspiration for this shade…

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Hepburn Smoke

This colour was inspired by Audrey Hepburn’s famous role in Breakfast at Tiffany’s. She portrays a Manhattan girl who likes to play with fire, especially when it comes to money…

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Loren Yellow

Loren Yellow was inspired by the magnificent eyes of Sophia Loren, that have just a tint of yellow to her hazel eyes. This colour represents her playful and cheerful roles…

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Monroe Red

Marilyn Monroe possesses many of the same traits as the colour red: she’s fiery, passionate and desired by everyone. She isn’t inspired by the colour red, rather she inspires it…

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