WATCH Paul Smith talk through his new collection

24 February 2009

Paul Smith

Coming from the frenzy of back-to-back shows, last night backstage at the Paul Smith A/W ’09 show felt like another world. The suite behind Claridges Ballroom was incredibly glamorous, regal and quintessentially British – Paul even offered us a cuppa! And despite mood boards propped up against the fireplaces and clothes strewn over rails, it was probably the calmest pre-show backstage area we think we've ever seen. ‘Well, I've had some practice,' Paul joked as he sat down with us for a chat about his new collection just 10 minutes before it was due to hit the catwalk. Check out the video below to discover the inspiration behind his collection, what Paul will be up to today, post-show, and what's so great about London fashion... Then have a look at the backstage calm below, as well as some of our favourite pieces: the rose-print satchel and jewelled jumpers.

- Hannah Almassi

The Grazia fashion and beauty team used Canon IXUS 95 IS digital cameras - official sponsors of London Fashion Week.


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