Paul Smith showed his Womens Collection for Autumn / Winter 2008 at The Ballroom, Claridges, London. 1950's Couture was the major theme to the show with flattering silhouettes, fitted pencil coats, cinched-in waists and cropped jackets all evident. Prints are inspired by bold Fifties imagery in vivid colours, a quirky people print and wide stripe are both strong and reminiscent of the era. Fabrics are all about glamour, femininity and elegance. Silks come in taffetas, moire and organza in order to carry the structured dresses and enhance the hourglass silhouette. Whilst heavy couture coating, milano jersey and boucles add volume to full skirts and coats.