Inject some feminine spices and scents into masculine shapes and you will get what the British women have so intensively cherished for years. British fashion designer Paul Smith has just landed on the runway of London Fashion Week with the chic Paul Smith spring/summer 2016 collection to exhibit feminine bodies wrapped with natural fabrics and natural colors. Paul Smith’s women are endowed with mannish structural mind, quick actions and struggling spirit when in the society in the meanwhile remaining fragile creatures deep down. That is why it becomes a real entertainment by many a man to investigate Paul Smith’s woman and to unveil her invisible and mysterious sides. Paul Smith makes the process super-complicated thus increasing adrenaline.
“Lots of my young customers are architects, graphic designers, photographers, and so we’ve started to attract a lot more creative customers,” the designer said backstage. “It’s for an independent girl.” The dawn of the show brings to our attention a graphical image epitomized on Paul Smith’s canvas. Orange-red abstract panel enlaced with brown sand brought directly from a beach is effectively replenished with some fragments cut from a newspaper on a loose dress with asymmetrical hems. The mind blowing graphical work cannot end in here and evolves into a couple of other pieces. As a result we see the same design on a loose top or on a flaring dress with V-neckline, where orange panel is replaced with blue slices.
Being a designer who is crazy about attiring women in masculine pieces, Paul Smith has an overwhelming desire every time to include classic matching suits in his collections that each independent girl is just obliged to acquire. Whether you are looking at an ultramarine blue pantsuit with a Mikado yellow top beneath or a lion brown one styled with a cord or tweed trousers topped with a matching blazer and a fishnet elongated top beneath it, you are sure to receive a strong masculine energy coming out from them trying to urge you to never stop struggling. Broad-shouldered blazers, tops and trenches are just another signal that Paul Smith will never abandon the idea that a real woman is an independent woman. The designer’s culottes are of great interest with their generous width and free movements. Your springtime with true blue culottes or bistre ones will definitely turn into round-the-clock wanderings along the city street.
It turns out that independence and mystery are well compatible but only if Paul Smith stands behind. Trousers with crisscross suspenders, an all-white midi dress with crisscross neckline or rubber platforms with croc cross straps are immediately drawing X on a woman as the evident symbol of mystery, thus announcing “The woman strongly needs to be revealed”.
The contemporary English painter David Hockney is again present in the designer’s gorgeous works. Crystal aqua blue staples, water splashes, sunflower hues on the fabrics, as well as path-like panels on a couple of slip dresses instantly take us to David Hockney’s world without allowing us to come back until Paul Smith thrusts into our live again with his signature rainbow motifs on clutches and totes.
Photos courtesy of Vogue