Looking distinctly youthful, Paul Smith’s Paris show played with silhouettes and fabrics for
a mismatched and slightly rebellious look. Nylon bomber jackets and Quadrophenia-style parkas set the dilettante-ish tone that was followed through with both skinny legs and cropped pea coats. As a contrast, long-line tweed coats and oversized plaids deployed on mid layers such as waistcoats and trousers ramped up the traditional Brit styles. Palette-wise, the show was one of many in Paris and Milan to anchor itself safely to grey with injections of cobalt and camel.