So recently, I was privileged to be invited to the Paul Smith 2014 launch at Mandarin Gallery Singapore as seen from my pictures.
I didn’t take pictures of the event because the only ones who did so were some older men. Plus, I still haven’t bought a new camera since my last one was stolen, so I wouldn’t have had very nice pictures anyway ):
The event was not bad despite the constraints of the tiny Paul Smith boutique. Drinks and canapés were provided and I suppose a big portion of my positive review is contributed by the absolutely delectable canapés - something I totally didn’t expect.
Provided by The Privé Group, I will list a few of my absolute favorites I had that evening:
Asparagus Spear with Smoked Salmon
Tuna Tataki with Tomato & Mango Salsa
And for dessert: Rose Lychee & Raspberry Mousse on Almond Financier
All pictures taken from The Privé Group official website*
We had other varieties too, including a delicious chocolate mousse for dessert but only these had their pictures on the website. They have several branches all over Singapore as well. The Lychee/Raspberry dessert was really nice. I don’t usually take to things that are very sweet, but the base was so light and complemented the sweet mousse so well! *yums~*
So, back to Paul Smith. I had been looking forward to their signature graphics but looks like the merchandiser didn’t bring in that much. I guess Paul Smith is ultimately still Menswear focussed especially with such a small boutique.
A nice surprise was that they brought in models (only males) to stroll about alongside us in featured outfits. I wish I had my camera ): There was one model who so reminded me of James Valentine of M5 loll. Paul Smith's designs for this season features the androgynous model Erik Andersson who, like the model on scene that evening, has similar shoulder-length blonde hair, thus absolutely fitting.
Particular designs I liked of their womenswear which I did not see in the boutique:
And most especially, the dress I had been hoping to see:
Available at the boutique instead, their colorblocks and shirts were of course classic. They also had this shirt and skirt in several prints of Paul Smith’s personal artwork which was beautiful (but I can’t seem to find pictures of on his
Other than that, it wasn’t very exciting. Rather than the clothes featured, I really liked the accessories. In particular, their wallets and purses which had little cartoon scribbles of Paul Smith’s own design.
They have it in circular and rectangular styles, each with their own cartoon drawing. In colors red and black as well.
Graphic features this season can easily be identified on their accessories.
All pictures from the Paul Smith official website*
That’s it for today(: