As part of the Nottingham Contemporary's celebration of their 1st birthday Nottingham's own infamous designer Sir Paul Smith was invited to discuss his inspirations, recollections and business theories about being a designer.  Image courtesy of thetelegraph.co.uk  Even though Fashionstrand...

"Paul Smith always had a certain understated edge, we all know that. Likewise, his cufflinks are always something to keep an eye on, featuring Minis, wasps or naked ladies. Now he's taking it even a little further with these Skull Diamond cufflinks in nickel plated solid brass with glass...

The Paul Smith Bunny has taken on a life of its own - everywhere he goes, people give him bunnies, including one fan who tried to present him with a live one just before one of his fashion shows started! In fact, his wife - he married at 21 - always gives him an Austrian bronze rabbit

checking eBay to get their hands on Paul Smith fashion transfers!!! The other highlight had to be the gallery filled with pictures he has collected over the years – some of which were pictures and letters that people had sent him and it was nice to see that he collects them. What I loved...

In menswear alone there was Paul Smith Men's, Paul Smith London, PS by Paul Smith and Paul Smith Jeans. "At one point, I counted 27 or 28 ," he laughs. The new Paul Smith mainline will feature suits for men from £1,000 (about $1,435), cashmere and LBDs (little black dresses) for women, while...

What young Margo quite rightly pointed out is that Smith is the central lynchpin to the sprawling empire of collections, stores and collaborations. His boundless energy and endless curiosity are the key drivers to his brand from its humble beginnings as a 12ft square box menswear "shop" in...

Sir Paul Smith? His responses were some of the most quotable quotes of the day. The favourite - "Don't dress for fashion, dress for yourself." Well, that's one we've been preaching for some time, right? Now maybe you'll listen since Sir Paul Smith has said the sacred words. When it comes to...

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...

An unconventional touch for any style conscious gent's shirtsleeves, Paul Smith's fly cufflinks typify the iconic brand's quirky British elegance. Crafted from fine brass and enamel, these eye-catching accessories have been set with an artful arrangement of skilfully-cut black stones. For...

Ever wanted to get inside the head of design legend Paul Smith? Well this November, you can! The Design Museum, London, will be hosting a special exhibition, charting the creation, inspiration, collaboration and beauty which make up the world of Paul Smith. The event, entitled 'Hello, My...

 

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