“Plantings of very English wild flowers, all delicate wild grasses and pastel petals, turned the floor of an urban building into a meadow for Paul Smith’s show.” [Vogue]
This week saw our Midland Goods Shed and East Handyside Canopy open their doors to Paul Smith (and his flowery entourage!) for his London Fashion Week SS17 show.
The British designer chose the curving East Handyside Canopy as his catwalk venue: The models – for the most part in beautiful bright colours and florals – paced a route once used for the rather less glamorous transfer of potatoes between rail and horse and cart.
The space feels very apt for the British designer, renowned as he is for an inventive pairing of traditional craftsmanship and cutting-edge design.
A similar ethos drove the refurbishment of the historic structures whose material palette of industrial craftsmanship – brick and iron; durable, robust, tough surfaces – forms something of a striking backdrop for the vibrant yet ephemeral show.
Check the Midland Goods Shed page for more about the project; and Paul Smith, Vogue and LFW for further information about Paul Smith and the collection.
2006 – 2016
Upon completion in 2016, the redevelopment of Midland Goods Shed will create an innovative new focal point for King’s Cross Central, within the heritage core of one of London’s most dramatically changing neighbourhoods