King Me {Paul Smith RTW Spring 2012}

22/09/2011 § 3 Comments

Desperately trying to not get carried away here.  You already know how I feel about Sir Smith (please refer to my adoration of his fall/winter 2011).  Suffice it to say that in a field of a very unsatisfying — at least for me — shows at London Fashion Week, Paul Smith hit the cover off the ball (as he always does).  Menswear infused, slouchy and tousled, I often feel like Sir Smith is designing with me in mind.  While I may aspire to the glittering heights of Mr. Lauren, my day-to-day is much closer to this aesthetic (case in point: I have been called out on my frequent employment of the “bro tuck” by my mostly male team at the office).  Detractors will point out that Sir Smith has long been playing it safe with his designs.  I’d argue that there are plenty of women out there that value his collections distinctly because they are classic, because they are timeless.  We can’t all be Daphne Guinness, and nor should we want to be…

Paul Smith sent pleats, plaid and pinstripes down the runway.   The shoes were amazing.  For spring 2012, the Paul Smith woman sometimes rolls up the sleeves on her blazer and sometimes forgets to brush her hair.  She wears her shirts unbuttoned down to there…or sometimes doesn’t wear a shirt underneath her blazer.  She might be a little mod.  She’s sexy, but not in the conventional manner.

In. Love.

Few of my favorite looks from the show below.
To see everything, head over to Vogue.

Love the belt.

The “bro tuck” on the runway…

Shoes!  Gah!

Few things to note:
Marcio Medeira is fast becoming my favorite runway photographer.  These pictures, along with his shots from the Ralph Lauren show, blew my mind.

AND – Diana, aka Miss Moss, made an amaze collage of this show that you must see!

All images via Vogue.

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