Wednesday night, I had the chance to meet Paul Smith, a true icon in the fashion industry. The British designer has been creating silhouettes since 1976 and is still inspired as ever at the age of 68. What started as a tiny shop in Nottingham quickly grew to a well-known and respected label. Besides a menswear, womenswear and kids collection, Paul Smith also sells shoes, accessories and furniture. The collections are produced in England and Italy. Paul Smith’ designs are known for their classical silhouettes mixed with an eclectic, colourful touch. The designer isn’t afraid of using prints and humour in his designs, which makes them even more desirable!
When I got an invitation from PURE for a book signing session by Paul Smith himself, I jumped at the chance. Being an “everything British” and prints aficionado, I have been following the designer since I first started showing interest in fashion as a twelve-year old.
Since there were so many people in the boutique, I didn’t have the chance to really talk to him except for saying that I admire him and the magnificent world he has been creating. He was super kind and down to earth and taking pictures with everyone! Thank you PURE for the invitation and Paul Smith for being such an inspiring, warm-hearted person!
Paul Smith Boutique