Still Loving…

Paul Smith! And the beautiful environment he chose to set his Spring 2011 collection to on the runway. I loved creating last week’s post about his work and have found myself referencing it in thought several times since then. In this case, it only makes sense that I share a few interior scenes that I feel exemplify the look.

Image Collage: Hilary Walker

Image Collage: Hilary Walker

Image Collage: Hilary Walker

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Bringing the Runway Home

This always happens during the season of Fall and Spring Fashion Week…just when I should be gearing up for autumn dressing and cooler weather, I become giddy over all the new collections showing on the runways for the next season, in this case Spring! It is totally confusing and a big distraction, to say the least. (But, I should mention, a distraction I don’t mind in the least). So please forgive me for today as I share a personal collage interpreting one of my favorite collections thus far created by Paul Smith.

Photo Credit: Style.com & various for artwork

Mr. Smith has brilliantly brought classic dressing in a contemporary context into the setting of a home or personal art collection…notice the scenery chosen for the runway. I think it is wonderful! The set perfectly complements the mood of the collection while making a memorable statement about the work, implying the artistry of the pieces and the sophistication of the woman wearing them.

Photo Credit: Style.com & various for artwork

Photo Credit: Style.com & various for artwork

So many of the elements in this collection, such as the button-up collar, multiple layered belts, and vintage style shades, caught my attention, but the color story of burnt orange, cloudy gray, mossy green, daffodil yellow, and iridescent violets and blues is by far the most impressive yet!