Monday, 20 February 2012
PAUL SMITH A/W12 AT LONDON FASHION WEEK: BY KATIE TILLYER
The atmosphere at the Royal Horticultural Halls was as refined and elegant could be expected from such a household name as Paul Smith. The girls came down the catwalk looking like they meant business, dressed in mannish overcoats and (often) flat shoes.
Something about the lack of a heel on the catwalk always lends an entirely different feel to a show - it speaks of casual elegance and reassured grace, which is something that we must know we can expect from this maestro of British style. Flashes of colour popped out in the peacock blue that kept cropping up, and little details such as delicate gold spectacles chains made for a characteristically polished collection.
Images and text by Katie Tillyer