In the diary – Hello, my name is Paul Smith


Paul Smith

In the diary – Paul Smith

Paul Smith’s signature stripe design is instantly recognisable and has made him a graphic genius and one of the leading fashion brands in the world. Now, this legendry British designer is being celebrated at the Design Museum, in a creative exhibition exploring his career, influences and fashion designs to date.

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The exhibition runs from between 15th November 2013 to 9th March 2014 with tickets priced at £11.85 per adult.

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The exhibition explores how Paul Smith?s unique and intuitive take on design, coupled with an understanding of the importance between designer and retailer, have laid the foundations for the company?s lasting success. The exhibition also draws upon Paul Smith?s personal archive, from the company?s beginnings in Nottingham to its international prominence today.

Presented through the different stages of design and production, the exhibition will offer great insight into Paul Smith?s design and marketing process from behind a catwalk collection. Visitors will gain a key insight in to Paul?s passions, his attention to detail and a detailed look at a year in his life. The exhibition will also focus on the unique energy and vision of Paul Smith himself, what drives him as a designer and the significant items, people and places that have inspired him during his career. A section will also be dedicated to Paul Smith?s shop designs, from a shocking pink building with movie set styling on Melrose Avenue, LA, to a Japanese garden at the heart of the Jingumae store in Tokyo.


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