Paul Smith’s bold tones: Autumn / Winter 2013

Some Paul Smith collections are all about the print. Autumn / winter 2013 wasn’t one of them: instead, it found its exquisite, statement-making power through the use of colour.

These were rich tones that spoke of jewels and deep-died luxury. Royal purples, ruby reds and fuschia pink were so luxe as to almost contradict the effortlessness of ultra relaxed coats, the kind that beg to be worn open and with sleeves rolled up. You can always expect some masculine tailoring from Smith, and those coats were one of the season’s biggest hits, alongside masculine pant cuts made all the more cool by leather belts worn with their buckles off to the side.

The most feminine element of the collection came in silk blouses with ruffled and gathered sleeves that mimicked flowers without actually indulging Smith’s penchant for florals. Only on a few occasions did Smith surpass those in sensuality and femininity: namely, with some ultra-mini dresses printed with the image of a luxe, candelabra-filled interior. Smith’s foray into a more obvious kind of sexy was entirely removed from his normal, effortless kind; but, suffice to say, both worked more than equally well.

You can see all of the Paul Smith autumn (fall) / winter 2013 runway collection by clicking on a thumbnail on the left. From there you can browse through each of the pictures from the fashion show.

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