After the whirlwind of back to back shows over the first two days of LFW, I was relieved to not be starting my day until Paul Smith in the afternoon. The show was held at the enormous Royal Horticultural Halls - models had a double catwalk to attend to.
|Photos of the models propped up backstage at Paul Smith.|
Secretary chic meets glamourously blended tweed was the general consensus of the collection. I made the most of my free time and headed backstage where Paul was giving interviews. He was very charming and joked around and then suddenly snapped into a serious mode when interviews began.
|Jameela Jamil interviewing Paul Smith backstage.|
When asked about the androgynous tone of his lastest offering Paul said, "To be honest, it’s what I know. I feel that this time in my career I should say this designer can do really unusual things and this designer can do amazing bias cutting but I know what I can do, and that is cut clothes which are tailored. That’s what I studied and that's what I can do so I just stick by my guns."
I had a few hours break in between the show and my next so I headed home to catch up with the live streams of the shows that I wasn't able to attend.
My other show of the day was Acne, the show I had been anticipating the most out of all my invites. Acne's minimalist offering used technical, fluid fabrics like shoe leather to create pieces with volume to excess, in hues of fleshy pink, dirty beige and the occasional flash of neon.