Simone Thompson Smith is a British knitwear designer graduated from Kingston University. Smith's graduate collection is inspired by 60s ski culture, a lifestyle in which lies the juxtaposition of performance and glamour. To re-emulate this mood, Smith has combined influences from performancewear and luxury fashion. Smith's work can be described as a re-appropriation of sportswear. She is heavily influenced by performance, yet her incorporation of luxury characteristics and knitwear fabrications moves her work out of that sphere and into a lifestyle domain.