Temporarily taking over the beautiful Hauser and Wirth gallery space, the Paul Smith SS15 footwear collection suited the current exhibition of Phyllida Barlow’s Fifty Years of Drawings down to the ground.
With playful, colourful bursts of frenetic artworks adorning the walls, the rainbow of brogues within the first space looked like part of the exhibition. Interchanging between men’s and women’s matching styles, the spectrum of brogues spanned the length of the room beginning with a burst of orange and blending into black with everything else in between.
Contrasting two tone brogues were the stars of the range with polished leather toe caps and suede throughout the rest of the shoe. Simple but a step away from the standard.
The next room was devoted to a myriad of styles from pastel pink suede brogues with a more classic design, contrasting fabric shoes, structured loafers, casual lace ups and flashes of colour running around the sole.
Paul Smith took it upon himself to talk everyone through the collection, the artwork, play with puppies and even take selfies with attendees. There is no better environment for this collection than the surrounding exhibition, it was a match made in heaven.