A few weeks ago I went to see Paul Smith exhibition at the Design Museum in London. Paul Smith is one of my favourite British designers when it comes to modern tailoring. I love the story behind the brand, he seems like a genuine guy with a passion for everything visual. The first thing you see when you enter to the exhibition is a photo of him and his wife with a dedicatory to her...sigh!
Paul Smith has established himself as a leading British Designer. He is renowned for his creative spirit, which combines tradition and modernity. He specialises in an inventive use of traditional craftsmanship and cutting-edge design to create beautifully made modern pieces.
'I have been collecting prints and photographs since I was a teenager'
'I have been taking photographs since I was eleven, photography is one of my hobbies. I have a camera with me all the time. I am always taking photographs wherever I am in the world, it's my visual diary'
'I hate shops that all look the same - I love individuality'
We design all our own shops. I want each of them to have its own character and one which reflects its settings in some way'
Every Paul Smith shop is different with a unique design approach behind each one.
"Hello, my name is Paul Smith" exhibition explores PS unique creative intuition together with an understanding of the roles of designer and retailer, have laid the foundations for the company's lasting success and offer a unique insight into the magnificent mind of Paul Smith. I strongly recommend the exhibition. I left feeling inspired and with a deeply understanding of what the brand stands for and its journey.
Open from Friday 15nd November to Sunday 22nd June at the Design Museum.