Sunday, September 23, 2007

Gai xinh 03

His best looks were cable sweaters with Indie album blazers, parachute silk parkas and tops with appliqué flowers. It was a collection of polish and poise and eminently wearable for both first date and lazy weekend.

Plus, the architectural tour that is any good season took a great tangent today in the Art Deco 1929 cantilevered Lawrence Hall, where Smith turned the enormous back-drop into the an artists loft, smartly reworking one of Europe's greatest concrete spaces.

Paul's shows are generally the most professionally staged in London; yet somehow today's show felt, ahem, tired; a designer going through the paces, a talent lacking a viscerally punchy theme, i.e. a slick 30 minutes with no soul.