The final show from SHOWstudio's coverage of the Paris menswear shows is courtesy of British patron Paul Smith. To a packed and over heated audience Smith sent out a refreshingly youthful collection. With travel as a theme and against a blue sky back drop, Smith presented a fresh and dynamic medley of ideas for next season. Casual spectacled geeks in navy slim suiting precededed a wardrobe suitable for young teenage travellers. Drawstring shirts, blouson jackets and synthetic ponchos (even a bum bag) all contributed to a less formal approach for Smith. A series of solid block primary colour outfits, including blue, jade and orange, were vibrant and easy in their composition - simply consisting of jeans, t-shirts and casual jackets. Smith's vision may have been young, but his clothes will translate to a wide audience and the show proves Smith's confidence in translating new ideas to a commercial position. For the encore, and a suitable finish to the menswear shows, a model dressed from head to toe in red led the gaggle of models dancing down the runway to Michael Jackson's Thriller. Even Smith joined in, and the audience whooped their appreciation to the King of Pop.
Smith's vision may have been young, but his clothes will translate to a wide audience.