Tuesday, September 21, 2010

At Paul Smith, London

The color combinations at this show were so inspiring. The rust top, purple belt, and grey pants were just about perfect


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  1. Michelle Bobb-Parris

    September 21, 2010 at 2:40 pm

    Yes, beautiful show indeed. Very much liking the transparent brogues/oxfords in photo no.3.



  2. tiffany.

    September 21, 2010 at 2:43 pm

    backwards sweater?? hmmm i'd like to see how that looks in the front ;))


  3. Judy C

    September 21, 2010 at 2:43 pm

    It seems that all of the outfits need a really skinny body. And the shorts/jacket thing? I don't know.

  4. edge and grace

    September 21, 2010 at 2:44 pm

    i ADORE your last shot of the Paul Smith fashion show. I wish I could wear that to work. :)

    www. edgeandgrace.com

  5. Dailan

    September 21, 2010 at 2:44 pm

    Errrr… Someone forgot to put some pants on! ;D
    Great pieces, as usual at Paul Smith's.


  6. Raji

    September 21, 2010 at 2:45 pm

    The colours here are fantastic
    Beautiful pieces

  7. - GraceCarolina

    September 21, 2010 at 2:46 pm

    I'm really liking the shade of purple they're using..it's very cute. Also, interesting how they tied up the belts, it's quite an ongoing trend right now to loop the ends of belts.


  8. Noumia's papers

    September 21, 2010 at 2:49 pm

    It's a good show, I love the second look !



  9. Sing

    September 21, 2010 at 3:00 pm

    The piled belts, love.


  10. mademoiselle sophie

    September 21, 2010 at 3:06 pm

    i seem to be going against the flow, but love the shirt as dress + jacket + slip-on city shoes .. new ways to/for-wards the androgynous style. all these are very inspiring to me.


    September 21, 2010 at 3:07 pm

    I love the shirtdress with the multiple belts as well as some of the backwards items. The colors are great! x


  12. Anonymous

    September 21, 2010 at 3:09 pm

    A fine color theme indeed. Love the leather slippers with the briefcase.

    And the buttons on the sleeves.

    And the triple belts.

    Pretty much everything.

  13. Amalina

    September 21, 2010 at 3:09 pm

    Is that a sweater worn backwards I see? Genius.


  14. Isabelle

    September 21, 2010 at 3:18 pm


  15. Wallace Chapman

    September 21, 2010 at 3:27 pm

    Nothing will beat a good strong purple – nice one, w


  16. jimjims

    September 21, 2010 at 3:30 pm

    that bottom shot is great.

    styling is wonderful.


  17. je suis sofi

    September 21, 2010 at 3:31 pm

    Mind-blowing gauzy shoes.

  18. Elena Vasilieva

    September 21, 2010 at 3:47 pm

    this collection is totally fabulous, loved the colours and the silhouettes


  19. sevendialsgirl

    September 21, 2010 at 3:54 pm

    Paul Smith makes me proud to be British. Love the purple all in one…

  20. Isa

    September 21, 2010 at 3:57 pm

    I love the pants ! So class and so british … On the first pic, it's look like Katherine Hepburn style, one of my favorite.

  21. ritournelleblog

    September 21, 2010 at 3:57 pm

    Your post reminds me of when I saw a man wearing a purple V-neck sweater with gray pants while I was sitting in a café in Paris. This guy was so elegant, and on top of that his phone ring was the guitar intro of David Bowie's "China Girl".

  22. Phoebe Baker

    September 21, 2010 at 3:58 pm

    paul smith- my favourite! love the belts!

  23. Lydia

    September 21, 2010 at 4:02 pm

    I am in passionate, deep, sartorialist love with this collection. the second look made me sigh audibly. love that you featured it here.

  24. Jasmin

    September 21, 2010 at 4:05 pm

    These colors are so elegant!!!

  25. greendress

    September 21, 2010 at 4:15 pm

    yes, the colors of that show were interesting – both the colors that were in it and the colors that were rejected. the sad thing is that it was the first of the london shows where i remarked the LACK of color and therefore made me feel sick to my stomach because when i think of london, i think of the beautiful colors in london.

  26. saradowle

    September 21, 2010 at 4:18 pm

    I love the colours!
    Great to see you're in London!

  27. Anonymous

    September 21, 2010 at 4:31 pm

    Absolutely Fabulous— feminine, sleek yet comfy looking.

  28. Could I Have That?

    September 21, 2010 at 4:46 pm

    amazing. love the cardi worn backwards


  29. cherryjubilee

    September 21, 2010 at 4:49 pm

    i love that flat handy bags!
    it's beautiful!

  30. Judith Ross

    September 21, 2010 at 5:05 pm

    The colors are luscious. Love all the shoes too. Total inspiration.

  31. Julie

    September 21, 2010 at 5:23 pm

    That purple color?! It is so fantastic-love the crazy overlapping belt with the jumpsuit.

  32. MJCK

    September 21, 2010 at 5:55 pm

    Oh my, this is exactly what I love. I also love the hairdo, how do manage to get it like that?!

  33. Vfriedrich

    September 21, 2010 at 6:13 pm

    I love this fascination with wine-inspired colors (i.e. Merlot and Cab)…so warm and cozy. XOXO Valerie


  34. Louise

    September 21, 2010 at 6:23 pm

    Colour combinations absolutely gorgeous. Love the flash of yellow underneath the shoe in picture two. Such classic clothes worn with an inspiring palette of colour.



  35. Read

    September 21, 2010 at 6:45 pm

    Awesome button pattern on that jacket. Oh, and nice legs too.

  36. Rafael Franco

    September 21, 2010 at 6:49 pm

    I love the belts and the shorts+jacket thing.

    kisses from Brazil*


  37. simone leblanc

    September 21, 2010 at 6:50 pm

    Love them all! I cannot decide!

  38. PrĂȘt Ă  Porter P

    September 21, 2010 at 7:00 pm

    I'm attracted to the button placement on the cuffs of the jacket. I'm such a sucker for buttons.

  39. vintage1944

    September 21, 2010 at 7:12 pm

    Loving the whole look;the colours,the shapes,the drape of the fabrics,the accessories and the models do not look half starved.

  40. Anonymous

    September 21, 2010 at 7:37 pm

    love, love, love, love, sir paul and always have but this collection is the best in a long time. color, silhouette, the always fun details, and the shoes…. ahhhh… glad you like it too. I finally like something that a saavy fashion person likes!

  41. No Alice No

    September 21, 2010 at 7:39 pm

    The combination of colours are definitely inspiring.
    Also the combination of boyish and femininity.


  42. Tiffany's Small World

    September 21, 2010 at 7:45 pm

    beautiful!love the sweater


  43. Margo

    September 21, 2010 at 8:38 pm

    This is the first fashion show you have shot that actually makes sense to me, as in, I understand the style and where it is pushing out a new look. Wonderful! I agree that the colors are great – easy to look at but not boring. I especially love the eggplant jumpsuit with the multiple orange belts. And even the poufy French twist hair. Just really inspiring. THank you.

  44. Alice Olive

    September 21, 2010 at 8:54 pm

    The fit of the trousers in the first and third shots are very Katherine Hepburn. Masculine and elegant tones.

  45. i want what she's wearing

    September 21, 2010 at 9:11 pm

    Love love love the backwards cardigan.

  46. Dana

    September 21, 2010 at 9:20 pm

    I love the palette. I shall go to vogue.co.uk right now to view the show!

  47. Jane See

    September 21, 2010 at 9:48 pm

    Love this collection! I totally dig how they used the belt on the purple piece.

  48. Petey

    September 21, 2010 at 9:49 pm

    Ah, I remember wearing backwards cardigans in high school – after my Mom told me about wearing hers that way back in the '40's! Such a great detail.

  49. Ashley

    September 21, 2010 at 10:31 pm

    The purple is just gorge. And I love the last shot.

  50. Anonymous

    September 21, 2010 at 11:01 pm

    The colors are wonderful, but the backwards sweater…the masculinity…it's so circa 1985-1995. Leave the past in the past.

  51. Rodrigo Pineapple

    September 21, 2010 at 11:10 pm

    owww so cute and inspiring, love it ♄



    September 21, 2010 at 11:39 pm

    Every so often that eggplant color makes a reappearance. Not a fan.

  53. M. Barberena

    September 21, 2010 at 11:49 pm

    An artistÂŽs palette

  54. Shebelle

    September 22, 2010 at 12:24 am

    The color just clicks! Hello summer.

  55. Profoundly Superficial

    September 22, 2010 at 12:37 am

    Simply beautiful!

  56. rebecca neenan

    September 22, 2010 at 1:40 am

    LOVE the backwards sweater. brilliant.


  57. arinakaniaa

    September 22, 2010 at 2:03 am

    TOTALLY Loving the purple shirt with multiple belts!!!!

  58. Rosa&Carlotta

    September 22, 2010 at 2:39 am

    beautiful show!! I love the colours!

    Check out our fashion illustrations at Illustrated-Moodboard.com ! = )


  59. Laura Harris

    September 22, 2010 at 2:40 am

    gosh! i totally love this collection! i love the suitcase it's just so beautiful! and the trousers and the belt! i NEED them. love love loveeee muchos!

  60. Elizabeth Fay

    September 22, 2010 at 3:04 am

    Now this is inspiring fashion. Trust London in all its wayward charm to come up with something so simple and elegant. Love the purple piece as well as the rust top and grey pants. So classy, comfy and elegant.

  61. Anonymous

    September 22, 2010 at 3:18 am

    yes it's great colour combinations but pretty standard in terms of the english gentry. Go to badminton ( the place not the game) and you would see.

  62. Fabio LE CALZATURE

    September 22, 2010 at 4:27 am


  63. Salony

    September 22, 2010 at 4:29 am

    He's really one of my favorite designers, his clothes are so elegant…

  64. proletarian Great Gatsby

    September 22, 2010 at 6:40 am

    Purple rain,purple rain…

  65. Anonymous

    September 22, 2010 at 7:27 am

    Must now search for a purple belt!

  66. Liz S

    September 22, 2010 at 9:49 am

    I do love all of these–esp the purple colour–it has a touch of magenta which gives it that bit of extra vibrancy.
    Those loose pants though are hard to wear when short and/or solid around the lower half.


    September 22, 2010 at 10:03 am




  68. Jack Daniel

    September 22, 2010 at 10:38 am

    To be honest, I was really intrigued by the background of the catwalk, with all these frames. :)

  69. 'S'

    September 22, 2010 at 10:56 am

    lovin the mix of belts!!!!

  70. Megan

    September 22, 2010 at 11:07 am

    Rust colour, brown n purple – mmmm… colours of autumn!

  71. all-in-the-silhouette

    September 22, 2010 at 11:22 am

    Love all of these looks. The simple, clean makeup and hair, the earthy palette, the tailored but feminine drape, ending in (finally!) an elegant shoe.

  72. aaron

    September 22, 2010 at 11:40 am

    you might check out this article for some historical context: http://www.ivy-style.com/boyfriend-jacket-the-vassar-girl-and-the-ivy-league-look.html

    vassar was a big part of the original women in ivy movement

  73. Anonymous

    September 22, 2010 at 12:44 pm

    Backwards cardigan. Brilliant.

    Shirtdress plus pantsuit = Shirtsuit. Brilliant.

    Purple. Brilliant.

    Suit minus trousers = Not so much.

    All photos together. Who wouldn't want to dress like this!

  74. Fashion

    September 22, 2010 at 1:27 pm

    Interesting backwards cardigan, I wish there was a shot to see what it looks like from the front though.

  75. Anonymous

    September 22, 2010 at 1:50 pm

    I love love love this collection, but when I went to the Paul Smith web site (to see if I could purchase any of it online,) it wasn't there. Huh?

  76. A la Femme

    September 22, 2010 at 5:01 pm

    This was such a stunning collection!!

  77. Nicole

    September 22, 2010 at 5:07 pm

    Looove the first shot. It's very Katharine Hepburn in The Philadelphia Story.

  78. Luca

    September 23, 2010 at 1:10 am

    The model+styling of the first photo is rather reminiscent of Tilda Swinton (i love it)

    I see a movement in fashion to a rather boxy, elegantly masculine silhouette–rather Katherine Hepburn-ish.

  79. Anonymous

    September 23, 2010 at 3:18 am

    havn't really notice the unique purple of the belts till you mentioned it.
    Great show indeed. love the etherial masculinity.

  80. Fashion Geek chronicles

    September 23, 2010 at 8:14 am

  81. Anonymous

    September 23, 2010 at 9:52 pm

    Dorissimo says Love it! REAL CLOTHES ! Volume YES!
    Thank you Mr.Smith!

  82. Anonymous

    September 24, 2010 at 11:07 am

    I love this collection. The color combinations are beautiful, and the clothing looks extremely comfortable. I probably wouldn't wear the tiny little panties though, not at my age.

  83. LimtdEdition

    September 24, 2010 at 1:09 pm

    My fave is the 3rd look! Its something about the structure baggy fit and the play on the belts :)


  84. stacey kelly

    September 25, 2010 at 3:28 am

    wow this is SO modern but SO classic… and the overall affect is so chic!


  85. Alex

    September 25, 2010 at 8:07 pm

    love PS. Hate the store of PS near mine…. Who is Buyer????? Change!

  86. no name.

    September 27, 2010 at 2:20 am

    lovely purple jumpsuit, now how many belts you want with that?

  87. ashlee

    September 27, 2010 at 12:55 pm

    my first reaction to the backwards cardi was one of confusion, but after looking at it for a bit i realized how much i love it! i always love an interesting back, and a button down with skin showing through is very clever. i'd probably do this look with a cardigan that doesn't have a pocket, but i love the idea!

  88. Lilou

    September 27, 2010 at 5:14 pm

    Nice stuff!

  89. Eilish

    September 28, 2010 at 10:35 pm

    i love the back to front cardigan :)


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