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Hello My Name is Paul Smith




Looking to the future as well as offering insight into his lengthy career to date. Drawing on Paul’s personal archive, from the company’s beginnings in Nottingham to its international prominence today, “Hello, my name is Paul Smith” will explore how the designer’s 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.


From humble beginnings in a Paris hotel suite in 1976, the company now shows seasonally in London and Paris fashion weeks and includes fourteen different collections. As a result, and in spite of its scale, Paul Smith has retained something unique, a personal touch. The exhibition will showcase and celebrate the brand through collections selected by Paul. The different stages of design and production will be explored, offering a rich insight into his design process and highlighting how the principles of traditional craftsmanship of tailoring and techniques are retained but given a contemporary edge.


The exhibition is scheduled from 15 November to 09 March 2014

Tickets on sale from 22 September 2013

A book published by Rizzoli, will also be released to coincide with the exhibition.


Design Museum

28 Shad Thames

London SE1 2YD



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