“Just relax” seemed to be the message at Paul Smith’s spring show. The key looks — there were two of them — were based on men’s tailoring cut with plenty of breathing room.
Smith repeated a breezy Bianca Jagger suit in a multitude of colors — cornflower blue, black, white and buttercup yellow. Then he broke up the suit, showing a similar, if not identical, pants silhouette with button-down shirts, some done in a sunny print or with blown-up herringbone embroidery for a whiff of novelty.
The borrowed-from-the-boys attitude continued with cuffed and cropped extra-large pants worn with large, loose shirts, and riffs on the shirtdress, ranging from a mini to billowing bohemian maxis.