Held in the luxurious newly refurbished Lancaster Ballroom at the Savoy Hotel, London, yesterday evening, Paul Smith’s autumn/winter 2011/12 collection harked back to a 1980s Wall Street era. Power suits with loose white shirts and quirky printed ties were accompanied by large geek chic glasses on models, and the colour palette stretched from fat-cat pin strips in navy and blue to opulent jewel tone pinks, burnt oranges and muted yellows.
Yuppie yacht club blazers and chinos were also on show alongside working wardrobe pieces such as lapel less coats, and an array of knits. Smith’s tailored signature pieces were as strong as ever, but he also managed to produce new pieces such as a concrete grey maxi dresses adorned with flowers.
Quintessentially English as always; Paul Smith at his best.