Every fashion week just seems to get more interesting for Sir Paul Smith, this fall winter glances back to an early catwalk show he held in Paris’s Andrée Putman gallery which saw an innovative use of colorful tailoring set against an austere concrete backdrop. Now presenting a confident and contemporary reinterpretation; tonal suits have an updated feel with exaggerated shoulders and high waists but are consistently wearable.
Reminiscent of a ‘70s silhouette, familiar shapes are reenergised; wide shoulders, peak lapels and high breaks in suit jackets are matched by cinched waists on trousers and either slight flares or cropped legs. In all instances tailoring is functional with a distinctive silhouette to complement.
Full-length sheepskin coats bring the warmth that a cosmopolitan customer requires but remaining respectful of the principles that have kept Paul Smith stable for forty years. Occasionally the sheepskin is used as a detail on shoes and bags to update everyday utilitarian styles. Elsewhere loafers, straight shoes and desert boots have added modernity with exaggerated soles and clean lines.
Definitely a warm and Luxurious interpretation of Fall Winter from #HausOfPaulSmith – don’t you think?