Paris Men's Fashion Week SS16: Paul Smith

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Paris Men's Fashion Week SS16: Paul Smith
For spring/summer 2016, Paul Smith revisits hyper bright colours, cool '90s chic, and the fast-and-louche '70s

This season's Paul Smith man is in for a world of hyper colour. The pop bright hues made the colelction fresh and young, with a renewed energy like we've never seen before.

An important influence this season is the '90s... Paul Smith reinterpreted this in oversized jackets paired with leather trousers that lent the collection a Cool Britannia vibe.

If we had to choose the colour of the season... Orange  would be our pick. The blazing bright colour was seen at Dior Homme and Yohji Yamamoto, and was it used in structured blazers and as an accent in socks.

Shiny metallic fabrics were another highlight... Evoking a rock-and-roll image with hints of Andy Warhol's Studio 54 in the mix — but updated with modern cuts and treatments.

Talk about a grand finale... Models assembled on the steps at the back of the runway after they walked down the catwalk; a smart way to highlight and show off the collection as a whole, and to encourage ample social media coverage from attendees of course.

To see all our coverage of Paris Men's Fashion Week SS16, click here.

Text: Pakkee Tan

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