3 April 2009

Hues of Summer


Presenting a collection inspired by the psychedelic, of when acid hit the scene in Britain, Sir Paul Smith's Spring '09 show was a cascade of beautifully subdued colour. Evoking a clear feel of summer, with both the its use colour and relaxed fits, the collection was certainly one of my favourite London shows. As such when I recently came across the Spring/Summer lookbook for Paul Smith, I was pleasantly surprised by what I saw. Toning down the acidhead edge from the collection, and taking on a decidely retro feel, the lookbook manages, for me, to beautifully capture the very essence of a care free summer.


What are your thoughts on the lookbook?

Currently playing: Candy Girl - New Edition

xxxx

39 comments:

  1. pool and beach, what else could that mean? :)

    this looks so good.

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  2. Great pictures! If only there's more guys who would dress like that here....

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  3. Paul Smith is so so underrated.
    On the lookbook front... to be honest I'd like it a bit more if the model was different. I love the subdued colours though

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  4. i prefer the lookbook pictures, what is so appealing of drawing bruise like makeup on the runway models.

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  5. I love when men wear some colours:)

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  6. I want to jump into the lookbook. I feel like there would be strawberries and cream and male models awaiting me there. It just looks so...relaxed summer with a really nice car.

    It shows just how wearable it all is, since it works both ways.

    I do love Paul Smith. I wish I were a man sometimes, just so I could wear it. Haha.

    But then I decide I like dresses too much. ONE PIECE OF CLOTHING!!!

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  7. omg I just wish that I could find a guy who freakin dresses like this where I live its all about either baggy pants on one end of the spectrum or straight all out frat boy with the khaki shorts and a backwards hat at the other end where are the guys who dress like this?!
    great post dk!
    http://www.styleanthem.blogsot.com

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  8. Well, firstly, the model in the last pictures has aaaamazing hair ;)

    But, I absolutely love the colors used! Very Spring/Summer and youthful.
    :D

    l,
    Hannah

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  9. i love the colours going on here. im really into them at the right now..dk i think you could dress me no problem and id be totally happy with it. even if it was all in mens clothes
    p.s. thanks so much!!:)

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  10. Hey Dapper Kid. Wow! I really love the pictures. The clothes look fantastic. I could definitely see wearing a lot of this. Thanks for sharing this with us.

    P.S. I'm adding your blog to the blogroll of my Dino Lounge blog. I would love it if you would add my blog to yours. Thanks.

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  11. I LOVE the pink trousers and belt. They are pretty touches without being to feminine if you get what I mean... and the blue trousers are great too. I need to start investing in more menswear =.D

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  12. I am in love with the lookbook.
    My summer will look like that, hopefully
    =)

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  13. I am absolutely adoring this lookbook! I'm a huge fan of when guys wear colored trousers and shorts - I think it looks fantastic :) And the setting for the photographs reminds me of the Cape (minus the palm trees), which makes me ache for summer!

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  14. Loving the Lookbook! The salmons and yellows are so alluring!

    xoxox,
    CC

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  15. i'm loving these looks! the treatment is almost vintage

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  16. These looks are just so, well, dapper! There's something about the lookbook that just makes me think of Johnny Depp.

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  17. massive furry white peaches dripping with juice remind me all too well of summer days by the pool

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  18. Beautiful lookbook pictures! Everything looks as though it's been gilded by sunlight--so summery.

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  19. this blog is soooo stylish i wish more men dressed like this *faints*

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  20. definitely some vibrant colors this season. Very quirky orange/red..but don't know if I'd go out and buy that color yet.

    Thanks so much for the comment. Well, I have to have some conflicts going on ..with these personalities. A part of Rachel is a bit like my grandmother. She doesn't mind speaking her mind..but she'd be the first to say.."I never said that..."

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  21. Great photo's! And the outfits are amazing too! Wish my friend dressed like that..
    I still can't talk him into clothes like this haha :P I almost gave up..

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  22. The second guy in the middle of the first picture kind of reminds me of you! I love Paul Smith's collection! Lovely summer colors and those t-shirts are perfect for lounging around the pool in style! xxoxoxo

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  23. oooooooh the lookbook is absolutely stunning.

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  24. Wow I love the preppy + summery feel of this collection. Its so light colored it makes me wish spring would come TODAY.

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  25. Love love love well dressed men!

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  26. Amazing colours and fantastic clothes! Love that lookbook sooo much...just wishing more men would dress like that:)))

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  27. The lookbook looks amazing. I love the muted tone of the images and the bright pop of colour in the clothes. Something very nostalgic about the way these were shot. lovely.

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  28. oohh, I'm glad you liked them 1 Thank u so much :) :)

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  29. so clean cut, but with the perfect touch of style.

    and i love "candy girl" by new edition!

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  30. This definitley captures the essence of summer! The colors are gorgeous.

    xo dear.

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  31. Loving the nantucket red trousers...

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  32. Great photos, so pure fashion!

    FM~FP

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  33. love the mood...summer here we come...err pretty soon!...time flies you know... ~Fab weekend dear*

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  34. I love, love paul smith. I like the whole color scheme and relaxed fit of everything. its so perfect for summer.

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  35. I'm so ready for summer!

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  36. I'm liking the lookbook and the sunwarmed slightly bleach look to all of it.

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  37. Totally dig the lookbook!
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