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Review – Paul Smith A/W 2012 at London Fashion Week

Another one of the very impressive venues being used during London Fashion Week are the Royal Horticultural Halls, where Paul Smith showed his A/W collection – a typically androgynous take on tailoring, with a lot of very British influences: heritage-style …

Mon, Feb 20, 2012, 12:30

   

Another one of the very impressive venues being used during London Fashion Week are the Royal Horticultural Halls, where Paul Smith showed his A/W collection – a typically androgynous take on tailoring, with a lot of very British influences: heritage-style jackets, soft knits and a lot of tweed in a variety of sizes and colours.

However, instead of an austere mode of formal dressing, cuts were relaxed and shirts were almost pyjama in style – silks, low waists, wrapover blouses and soft, vintage patterns with coats slung off shoulders and – my personal highlight – gorgeous large-rimmed glasses with chains that were somehow rendered very chic. Could this be … whispers … the return of the glasses chain?! I kind of hope so! They were so cute!

As for beauty, hair was in a low, relaxed ponytail with the elastic covered by hair, kind of unkempt and loose – and make-up was, again, dewy and sheer, with bare, manicured nails. Gorgeous!