Paul Smith: Ready-to-wear SS16
There was a sense of Bloomsbury Group to this, of 1920’s artistry. It came through in the artful, almost shapelessness of the silhouette. Though it wasn’t shapeless, it was more free flowing. Almost an oversized, flared t-shirt dress. Yet retaining the sense of the tomboy aesthetic for which he’s known. It felt sleek. And light. There was a fluidity to the movement of the clothes. A sense of gentle speed echoed in the bias cuts and blurred nature of the knits. Inspiration came from “independent minds. A gentle rebellion against sartorial traditions… tailoring rules subverted”.
Photographed by Jason Lloyd-Evans