The Borrowers

There are a couple of Sir Paul's that have altered a little bit of most peoples lives. Sir Paul McCartney of The Beatles and then this one, Sir Paul Smith quintessentially English, he uses his tailoring to push into your life. His clothes have often been cause for either gender, well ok mostly females, to want what the other is wearing, print, colour or cut and so in this collection girl gets boys things. (and doesn't have to give them back- horrah!) The hair went back to the rocker billy time with the quiffs of gravity defying proportions.

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Theatrics - let the shows begin

It must be difficult to have so many collections to design and not let them bleed into each other. On some level this season John Galliano was merging the House of Dior with his own label. Known for his beautiful slips of silk and their variations, he took this and layered them under all manner of riding dress – or not. Many a tulle and chiffon dresses came trotting down the runway, taking up the equestrian theme from his previous Couture collection.

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Paris, Day one

From the first day of shows in Paris, severe was a word that comes to mind. Leather, dark palettes and hard silhouettes appeared to dominate. Gareth Pugh was never going to become girly overnight, after all leather is his trademark but some of his models were positively deathly looking, but then the light began to shine through in the form of Dries Van Noten.

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