The Paul Smith SS16 collection took inspiration from artists David Hockney and Henri Matisse, fitting as this year’s show took place in the Serpentine Galleries. These influences could be seen in the use of colour and prints in Smith’s collection, giving a strong, bold look for spring/summer.
Shapes were loose and fluid, with knee length colourful and printed dresses featuring throughout the collection, complete with uneven hems and pin tucked detail. Silk, boxy oversized jackets in orange or blue brush stroke print were worn over cropped white trousers, bringing interesting shapes and silhouettes to the collection.
As always, tailoring was present at Paul Smith, seen in silk teal suits, belted camel suits worn over mustard tops, short sleeved blazers and heavy grey marl suits layered on top of mesh knits.
Looser looks were seen in dresses and skirts in blush and dusty blue tones, while harmonica bags and colourful rubber-clad platforms provided the icing on the cake.
Words by Angharad Jones. Images via Vogue.