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Last season, world renowned British designer Paul Smith was quoted saying that "simplicity" was next for his brand. He wasn't wrong. His spring summer 2012 collection was the picture of laid back cool in a beautifully paired back and minimalist way.

Trousers were a plenty with ankle length, slim fitting capri pants as well as looser more androgynous peg-leg styles. These were teamed with loose fitting blazers and tucked-in oversized man shirts which all added to the masculine aesthetic. More feminine items took the form of midi lengths and waisted pieces which I loved; flowing pleated skirts paired with slim-line tops and exaggerated shirt dresses nipped in at the waist. The accessories completed the collection with perfect ease as I found myself lusting after the cool sunglasses and hats on display.

A collection mainly made up of sharp, but simplistic block colour there was only one or two prints to be seen including a watermark floral pattern. Hair was grungy and simply down in messy centre partings which purposely fell in the face, whilst makeup had a barely there look.

Certainly one of the more wearable collections I've seen this week which has me wanting it all in my wardrobe right now!

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