Smith was on great form with this direct translation of what he does for men, for women. "This was a pure Paul Smith show," the designer said after the collection, "I wanted this to be totally focused. He certainly achieved that.
With Patti Smith playing, here was our inspiration in a nutshell. Mens tailoring, slimmed for the female form but otherwise untouched. Polka dot blazers under collarless coats, pinstripe city trousers, herringbone blazers and boyish cashmere cardigans. Its his wardrobe in a smaller size.
The models looked entirely at home, achingly cool and enviably comfortable. The audience yearned to recreate it. Paul Smith at its best.
See the complete Paul Smith collection here...