Paul Smith – AW11February 24, 2011
Paul Smith is a master of the English tom-boy. Dapper tailoring and knitwear with a slight eccentricity was the flavour for AW11, a look which is very much falling back into favour with the menswear at the moment. Nearly every girl sent down the runway was in trousers, be it rolled up boyfriend fit jeans, cords, or cigarette pants. Accents of bright colour were thrown in to keep the attention and feminine fabrics such a chiffon and silk punctuated the tweeds and denim to confirm to us we were watching the womenswear show. Shamelessly geeky, this librarian has taste. Much like Margaret Howell, Paul Smith is a long time favourite and these shows are how to showcase the British at their best.