Paul Smith rocks colour and print

Paul Smith catered with branded cookies and took his show to the grandly gabled space of school Lycee Carnot. The runway was carpeted in mint green to match the space, and the whole thing felt a little quirkier than the rest of what Paris fashion week (PFW) had to offer. Put that down to Britishness, and a man for whom no detail is too small.

For spring / summer 2013 Smith didn’t go so much for dandy or geek chic as he did for rockstar. Suits were skinny. The colour palette of red, mustard yellow, navy, and peach set against tan leather was nostalgically retro. Prints, so dominant for men this season, were given the Paul Smith treatment: roses fragmented into abstract shards. Classically Smith with a mandatory twist.

The closing series of block coloured suits – cobalt, nude, mustard, slate, pink – were each perfect on their own but, as other outfits showed, with a palette this complimentary there’s no reason you can’t mix your pants and jackets into a multicolored dream.

You can see all of the Paul Smith spring / summer 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.

Photography by Imaxtree