Paul Smith S/S 2017
Scene setting: This season Sir Smith unleashed a little urban greening in a shed-like space located amidst Kings Cross’ flourishing vertical gentrification. Aluminium floor squares were intermittently planted with British wild flowers, which formed the root of Smith’s S/S 2017 collection.
Mood board: After a visit to Hilma Af Klint’s recent exhibition at Hyde Park’s Serpentine Gallery, the designer sort to ingratiate his spring offering with rich autumnal colour, while its scattered blooms were hand drawn in crayon offering a nod to the house’s signature photographic florals.
Best in show: Voluminous summer coats sprinkled with wild flowers cozied up to carefree plissé dresses, but our favourite spring looks were Smith’s more structured blouses that featured ’basket looped’ collars or cuffs, and his fetching forest green finale pieces inscribed with organic Crayola blooms.
Photography: Jason Lloyd-Evans