- Aug 25, 2008
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This collection is from Spring 2009, It features some disturbed looking models, looking like they came straight out of a bender of illicit substances, wearing slouched, crinkled used looking clothing that seems to have lost its colour and stiffness over time. Pretty different from the usual Paul Smith fair, I like the way the clothes show character and wear rather than looking crisp/off the rack and I respect Paul for going with this somewhat risky concept. The make-up on the models does a good job of setting the LSD theme and the little things like the shirt tucked ties and rope belts keep these outfits from looking ordinary. It's not the most amazing collection you'll see this year, but I think it's all very wearable and easy to swallow. This collection is part of a series of chronological seasons by Paul Smith. Oh and sorry for all the photos, there are a bit over 200 on this page, hope your computer isn't freezing up. here's what men.style.com had to say..
Paul Smith is revisiting his life in his collections. Last time, it was the funk soul brothers of the early sixties. Here, it was that moment when acid arrived to puncture everyone's balloons, when people still looked straight, but had psychedelic stuff going on in their heads. It's why the show was called "Cosmic Picnic." And why Pink Floyd was playing as the audience walked in. And why the models were sporting eye makeup that made them look like tripped-out Syd Barretts. But the clothes themselves were a repetitive procession of three-piece suits and casual, tailored cottons. There were stripes, there was seersucker, and the loucheness of a suit and waistcoat worn with nothing underneath but a tee. And there was the occasional hint of ethnicity. But otherwise, Sir Paul stayed pretty close to the visual of the straight-looking acidhead. Still, with the chronology that's unfolding, we might legitimately look forward to the appearance sometime soon of the sprayed-on velvets he used to make for Jimmy Page. Please!Originally Posted by men.style.com