This season, Paul Smith declared, was all about optimism, which is perhaps why he chose to hark back to the carefree days of his early career with a display of colourful 1960s-influenced tailoring.
Sir Paul’s signature suits were given a retro feel with cigarette trousers and pronounced shoulders creating a sharper-than-usual silhouette. And if the tailoring was bold, then the colours were even more so: the show opened with a slim-cut suit in vivid poppy red and then ran the spectrum from peachy pastels to rusty yellows, oranges and browns. It was a brave move, but somehow it felt right.
In short A bright and bold collection that brought a welcome sense of cheer in a gloomy global climate.