Fashions at bottom of garden
Friday 24 September 1999
This season, Paul Smith's Women travelled to all four corners of the globe for inspiration. Crisp white linen trouser suits, lined in lime green, were followed by safari jackets worn with the tiniest of hot pants. Even schoolboy blazers were teamed with itsy-bitsy, paisley print bikinis. For evening, a more exotic look came to the fore. Jewel-coloured sarong skirts, heavily embroidered, were worn with masculine jackets.
The mood was sweetly optimistic, and Smith has every reason to be in good spirits, considering that he is Britain's most financially successful designer - his annual turnover now exceeds pounds 140 million. Proof, if any was needed, that his idiosyncratic style is a winning formula.
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