The strangest thing at Paul Smith: Lily Cole finally appeared on the runway, and when she did - not first, but fifth - you could hear the camera popping increase times a thousand. It was like a new soundtrack being played over the jazz music that Sir Paul chose as his music, this constant click-clack of shutters, this shrill beeping of digi-cams. Lily, of course, was unphased, and did the entire show in round tortoise-shell glasses that can really only work on her, Hamish Bowles, and anyone wanting to be them. The clothes were long and cable knit, but towards the end were some incredible prints, mixed and meshed together with long plastic beads - they clicked down the runway too, challenging the photographers in the audience to keep up.
Red like lipstick.
Our favorite print.
The motorcycle effect.
Guess who's head was in front of us this time? COLIN McDOWELL!
You can get a sense of the print madness.
This dress is made from cable-knit cotton.