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Turn of the century classics at Paul Smith


London: For Spring 2015, Paul Smith put together another classic collection of ultimately wearable pieces. These were modern classics at their best in a quiet palette of khaki, china blue, grey, black, white, slate blue and a flash of red in the  easy to wear stripes. There was a sense that perhaps Paul Smith drew on a picture postcard of Summer in the 20’s with dropped waist silhouettes, such as the covetable leather fringed tunic and the clever use of  tea towel and muted deck chair stripes in coats, dresses and jackets. He also included easy to wear pieces – cropped blazers, shirt tunics, wide leg shorts and gave them a neat twist. – Lizzy Bowring

Silhouette: Tailored

Key items: Round neck shirts / Wide leg shorts / Trousers / Soft shouldered tailored jacket / Drop waisted dress with pleating / Leather tunic with pleats / High waisted trousers / Sleeveless coatdress / Tee top tunics / Bomber jacket / Shirt tunic / Classic mens blazers

Colour: Khaki / China blue / Grey / Black / White / Slate blue / Red / Mushroom

Print & Pattern: Tea towel and deck chair stripes / China florals

Materials & knits: Silk / Cotton / Leather / Satin / Fringing / Pleating

Accessories:  Two tone tote / D-ring belts

Footwear: Flat slip on sandals / D’orsays / Cap-toe lace up flats

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