Oct 05, 2017 | By Carlene Thomas Bailey
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SMITH MEETS SMITH
London: One can always count on Paul Smith for menswear inspirations and this season the designer did not disappoint, but his current offering had a more relaxed, downtown feel that was in line with the style of the collection’s muse, punk rock priestess Patti Smith. While not as gritty as Ms. Smith’s signature look, the clothes did capture an edgier feeling; faded slouchy jeans and corduroys, oversized coats and a casual fur piece had an appealing nonchalance. Natty blazers, vests, button-up shirts and ties connected to the label’s signatures. The show ended with a flourish of chinoiserie embroidered with colorful flowers – perhaps a disconnect from the stated theme, but lovely just the same.
Color: Cinnamon / Cream and pale pink / Faded and bright red / Tan and khaki / Black / Magenta / Yves Klein blue
Key Items: Slouchy jeans / Cropped cuffed pants / Oversized coats / Embroidered tunic
Materials: Denim / Corduroy / Gabardine / Fur / Satin / Medium-gauge yarns / Cotton shirtings / Velvet
Details + Trim: Embroidery / Mandarin collars and frog closures / Double-breasted closures for blazers
Accessories + Footwear: Knit beanies / Silk ties / Square glasses / D-ring belts / Large color blocked totes / Mongolian lamb bags / Tassel loafers / Tongue-less oxfords
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