is key in the fashion industry and Sir Paul Smith emphasised the importance of the fact "Marketing's just a posh word for knowing what's going on". Old-fashioned samples bought from auctions in France and Italy. Sir Paul Smith has created an iconic image through his vibrant and eclectic...

After our wonderful time with Paul Smith in his office, the man himself dropped us off at the press day which was happening in the showroom downstairs. It was a dark and dreamy set up, with both menswear, womenswear and even the kid's collection on display. Seeing as it's a winter collection,...

no further than the Black Boating Stripe Malloroy Overnight bag by Paul Smith. We think this holdall is the ideal man bag – whether used for an overnight stay with your partner or for looking effortlessly stylish on your regular gym visits. As with many Paul Smith Accessories designs, the...

The Calm Before the Storm–Basking in hues of blue and black, Paul Smith sends his men out to sea for his fall/winter 2012 collection. Capturing the iridescent quality of water, various fabric finishes gave the range depth as Smith executed easy garments with a subtle twist. Layering...

Wearing my new Paul Smith signature stripe scarf – actually a sarong, according to 6pm.com – was more emotionally essential than physically essential. In case you don't remember why I adore Paul Smith, here's the back story. Striped tee, thrifted – similar (long sleeves) Skirt,...

Pre-eminent British designer Paul Smith showed his Women's Spring/Summer 2007 collection to a packed auditorium in SW1. Crisp, sporty tailoring, with the fresh colour Smith is known for floated down the catwalk, to the approval of a snap-happy audience. thelondonpaper was there to get the...

Paul Smith turns his attention to commemorative stamps with this edition for the Isle of Man celebrating London Olympics 2012. Always one to stay involved in all areas of design, Sir Paul was driven by his love of all things bike related. "A lifelong follower of world cycling, Paul Smith was...

Oh yes, and the bit where he showed his knickers. When asked where he liked to shop, Paul was rather taken aback. "I don't need to go shopping, I wear my own clothes. Even knickers...do you want to see?" I think someone said no, but undeterred he rummaged down his trousers and yanked up the...

British - Mulberry, Paul Smith, Nicole Fahri & Aquascutum Mulberry Sporty luxe, with beautiful nude and candy colours. I quite liked the tulle long skirt worn with a bomber jacket: Nicole Fahri The yellow pieces were my favourites, as well as the orange strapless dress and beautifully...

Sir Paul has received four British Fashion Awards to date: Menswear Designer (1997 and 1999), Classic Designer (2001) and Contemporary Designer (2003). The latest award was voted by a panel of journalists and retailers. Paul Smith opened his first shop in Nottingham in 1970. His first menswear...

 

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