Fresh and smart, the vibrant shades enhanced an easy attitude and elegant style with a touch of playful energy. Still proposing his signature androgynous style, once again Paul Smith delivered an eye-catching collection through Paul Smith Spring Summer 2013 show, comprised of predominately masculine elements but laced with just the right amount of femininity through both it’s fabrication and form.
Just like many other Paul’s collections, simplicity and masculine vibe always play the major part of the entire lines. However, for this season the designer decided to balance out his classic mannish tailoring in more romantic formation featuring the abundance of color block on the catwalk, Piet Mondrian’s paintings-inspired prints, soft and fluid fabrics, vibrant shades, slits and pleats, as well as the looks of comfortable slipper or colorful ankle strapped stilettos
Among the plenty amount of boy-meets-girl styling of pants, blazers, and shirts, few number of billowing floaty, ankle length dresses appeared with slit, pleats and color block featuring rectangular-form prints, inspired by the iconic works of Dutch artist Piet Mondrian. Additionally, some dresses were also punctuated with blocky diagonal stripes and paneled with swatches of sheer chiffon or navy lace. Heaven for a breezy summer’s day.
As for the blocked colors it selves, they were proposed in earthy tones of ochre, ivory, forest greens, sunshine yellows, flashes of salmon pink and misty turquoise, which also an exercise in restraint that added a touch of summer joy in a sensible way.
One of the highlights came from the satin boyfriend blazers that coupled with slim shorts, horizontal striped leggings, wonderfully tailored narrow cut silk shirts, which sometimes played smooth and plain, but sometimes with stripes, a mustard yellow lace cuff, or mix of fabrics. As for trousers, in company with thin belts, loose trousers were cropped cut and offered with high waistband, or with stripes that created such a stunning graphic effect