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Paul Smith Stays True to His Classic-With-a-Twist Signature for Spring 2014



As we spotted Alexa Chung taking her seat in the front row alongside model Daisy Lowe, we naturally expected quite the show. Hosted at the prestigious Central Saint Martin’s Granary building (which resembles a huge warehouse), there was an undeniably sexy feel to the Paul Smith Spring 2014 collection. His trademark tailoring and color clashing combos still prevailed, but this time, several of the blouses went sheer and the hemlines of those shorts were raised up a notch or two higher than usual.

Smith’s choice of pattern came in the form of striking enlarged daffodils on both long and short dresses and blouses, making for clear standout pieces within the collection. Yet another possible trend to watch out for next season. Eye popping blues and yellows appeared alongside warm orange and pink hues, with the classic black and crisp white pieces. There was a definite Seventies vibe infused into the collection, as panama hats accessorized era evocative sheer dresses and classic suits.

As always, Smith has stayed true to his classic-with-a-twist signature and blurred the lines between male and female wear. It has to be said that it’s the perfect kind of collection for anybody who considers themselves a little bit of a tomboy dresser a la Alexa Chung, who'll likely be snapping up a few of the pieces after the show.

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