Heading towards retirement in December 2015, the Defender was paid a stylish tribute by Paul Smith. The British four-wheel-drive off-road utility vehicle, which has been in run for 67 years, has got a vibrant makeover with a palette of 27 individual colors.Stating that he wanted deep, rich colors, but at the same time, he wanted them to work together yet be surprising, Paul has created a typically unique version of the Defender paying homage to the car’s impeccable service history with the Army, Navy and Airforce.
The colors also reference the Defender’s ties to British countryside, for which it has been a symbol and ambassador for the past 60 years.Upping the luxury quotient of the rugged vehicle, Paul explains, “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.”