Paul Smith promised ahead of his spring show that the collection would be “very much about optimism,” and the designer’s crisp, skinny suits in upbeat color combos certainly fit that bill. Smith’s signature slim silhouettes had a Mod-ish feel this time — double-breasted suit jackets had strong shoulders and were paired with ankle-length pants in mismatches shades of dusky peach, mustard and teal. A more laid-back, rocker vibe came in cotton or leather biker and blouson jackets, one of which was done in a black and red print depicting splintered roses. The lineup offered a hip, modern spin on Smith’s very British tailoring, underlined by a finale of cool single-breasted suits in shades of fuchsia, tomato red or cornflower blue.

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