AW 09-10 trend report: Paul Smith press day

If you’re a fan of the Paul Smith ethos – attention to detail, witty touches, clever merchandising, you’d have enjoyed the Paul Smith AW09 press day. The highlights:

1) Unisex plaid raw-edges scarves

2) My favourite khaki-and-red colour combination

3) Details: Epaulettes, piping, plastic chain necklaces

4) Bags: Plastic chain handles, florals, flat suede handbags

5) Vintage chairs – these are French 1040s garden chairs, £400 for a pair

6) Flask – if you can’t afford a vintage Hermes flask, get this map one instead

As you’d expect, the styling of the venue and outfits were spot on. I loved the Paul Smith vintage-look cameras, dapper bow-ties and necklaces as epaulettes. And don’t miss the gilt chairs with Paul Smith-print seat pads. When you’re attending twenty-odd press shows a day for the best part of a month, you need things to stand out in order to remember them. Otherwise, however beautiful the individual pieces, all the statement shoulders, print dresses and crazy-heeled shoes start merging into one. By making the press day experience a unique one, the collection as a whole is more likely to stand out.

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3 Responses to AW 09-10 trend report: Paul Smith press day

  1. Cassiopeia says:

    loving the epaulletes and the scarves! yum :-D and i do always love those collar details with the different coloured tweed under it… i have a mustard blazer from a few seasons back with a gorgeous shade of navy under the colour, and now the red and khaki combo is causing major lust hehe.


  2. Film Upstart says:

    Oh glorious indeed. I do still love Paul Smith after all these years – I’m sorely tempted by khaki and red

  3. Designerhighstreet says:

    I love the pink colour and it looks great with khaki. My favourites are the khaki trousers with pink trim and the pink tassel shouldered dress.

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