For Functional Fabric Fashion House, Smith & Quinn, Versatility Is A Virtue

by Amir Bakian

By design, fashion is a tool for telling the world what we’re all about. At the very least, it’s a canvas where our most indulgent ideas can illustrate the words we’re searching for, a vessel for communication that only we hold the keys to. Naturally, it can be challenging to put those pieces together, especially when there are so many parts of our personality that claw for the driver’s seat. In the case of Smith & Quinn, artistic utility is expertly woven into ready-to-wear garments that are just as functional as they are dynamic, simplifying the art of self-expression by allowing more time to do the activities you enjoy most without wasting energy on building a robust wardrobe. With Smith & Quinn, versatility is queen, yielding a suite of designs and fabrics that look as good as they feel. Since their founding, Smith & Quinn has dominated the ready-to-wear (RTW) game by supplying practical apparel for men, women, bridal, and everything in between, challenging our understanding of how fashion can function and where we choose to highlight its many different extremities.


Smith & Quinn takes its name from two of the company’s most prolific figures: Kaeli Smith, Founder and Head Designer, and her partner, Danny Quinn, Chief Executive Officer. Smith has been creating and designing since childhood, going on to study art and fashion in college before launching the current iteration of Smith & Quinn in 2020. Throughout the company’s growth, their mission has remained the same. The ability to offer wearable, designer fabrics that are also comfortably versatile at competitive price points is virtually unheard of in today’s fashion markets, placing Smith & Quinn at the helm of what is sure to become a renaissance in RTW collections. 

Part of what separates Smith & Quinn from its counterparts is the breathable quality of their signature S&Q Italian Matte Stretch fabric, the anatomy of which can be found in most of their designs like the Maeve Dress or the Smitty Polo. These garments are designed for a variety of occasions, from golfing and tennis to resort wear and weekend brunch dates. Unique to Smith & Quinn is the harmony of athleticism and luxe creativity, supporting active lifestyles that are energized by bespoke artistry. The company’s fabrics are a staple of their loyal following, as most of them are wrinkle-resistant and machine washable. Whether it’s a pickleball match with your bestie or elevated uniformity for your bridal party, Smith & Quinn checks all of the necessary boxes and then some.

A familiar obstacle with fashion-forward minds is the challenge of taking your sense of style on the road, in the air, or on the water. Reducing your travel clothes to the bare minimum while maintaining a zeal of individuality is an art form, to say the least, and Smith & Quinn propels this panache by offering dynamic collections that travel exceptionally well, thanks in large part to their RTW designs. These pieces require very little assembly or embellishment and are easily concealed without fear of wrinkling, the latter lending itself to a stress-free excursion. Smith & Quinn is designed for all lifestyles but speaks directly to the curious, the people who know how to work hard but play harder.

Since the company’s official launch, Smith & Quinn has rapidly expanded their wholesale and digital domains including select PGA retail stores, where they were named a “Top 5 Brand” of 2022. Additionally, Smith & Quinn truly excels in spooling RTW apparel that is as versatile as the bodies that choose to wear them. The brand’s customization department offers ample room to bring your most vibrant ideas to life, putting the power of personality in the palm of your hands. As a family-run business, Smith & Quinn manifests cosmopolitan flair with distinctly homegrown authenticity, never compromising the quality of their designs for global expansion. In many ways, Smith & Quinn is a harbinger of tomorrow’s most compelling evolutions in fashion, uniting function and contemporary prowess to dress the modern visionary. At its core, fashion is a language that transforms with the ideas that animate everything from a belt buckle to a zip jacket. While the words may not mean the same thing from person to person, the art of conversation through quality clothing doesn’t have to be difficult, and with Smith & Quinn leading the discussions of tomorrow, the best is yet to come on dynamic taste. 

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