Paul Smith | LFW SS 17
Tiptoe through the tulips?
No way. Paul Smith, master of the exuberant runway bow, charged toward the photographers and leaped over one of the patches of fancy grasses and country flowers that dotted his spring runway.
The plants signaled the wholesome, earthy personality of this eclectic, if uneven collection. It hinged on loose and languid shapes; “rakish tailoring,” as the press notes trenchantly dubbed it, and floral prints galore. The latter ranged from garlands of daisies small enough to resemble polka dots to bold, hand-painted blooms on black silk dresses and bomber jackets.