Confident use of colour is a Paul Smith trademark and in fairly gloomy times these optimistic bursts of brightness are designed to lift the collective mood. West Indian warmth flows from familiar colour combinations of yellow, green and red, which come together to create a series of stripes – another Paul Smith mainstay – and a tropical tartan fabric that appears throughout the collection. This same hot Caribbean colour spills over onto the runway itself, which has been transformed into one long, unbroken stripe.