Fashion personas a dated phenomenon?

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Are fashion personas a dated phenomenon, Girogio Armani, Roberto Cavalli, Paul Smith, Vivienne Westwood, Yohji Yamamoto and so on… ? Has society move beyond worshipping the cult of the personality and up to a more profound level where style is held in higher regard than the hype generated around a single personality. Maybe the question […]

Paul Smith Olympic Stamp Collection

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Paul Smith has collaborated with the Isle of Man Post Office to design a prestigious collection of seven stamps to celebrate the London 2012 Olympic and Paralympic Games. As a lifelong follower of the World Cycling, Paul Smith was honoured to be asked to participate in this project by the Isle of Man Post Office. […]

Paul Smith | Tokyo Fashion Week Show

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We’ve always been smithie fans here at Kitmeout. The geezer has an uncanny knack of crossing the divide whether generational or cultural. So keeping up to speed with the chap we’ve grabbed some latest news — worth a butchers for sure: Smithie’s just come back from a 10 day trip to Japan where he’s been […]

Paul Smith Heathrow “The Dragon’s Backbone”

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Paul Smith Globe is pleased to announce forthcoming exhibition ‘The Dragon’s Backbone’, a collection of work by photographer Benjamin Eagle. The photographs document Benjamin?s travels over the past eight years on visits to North & South America, South East Asia, Indonesia, India, Sri Lanka, Borneo, China, Hong Kong, Japan, North and South Africa, Australia, New […]

Elephant Parade Copenhagen – Paul Smith

After the success of Elephant Parade London in the summer of 2010, Paul Smith has been invited by Elephant Parade Copenhagen to design another elephant to show his support and help to raise funds for the preservation of the Asian elephant. Paul’s elephant is adorned with a vivid floral print first seen in the Spring […]

Paul Smith x Rapha S/S’11 Collection

Paul Smith and sportswear label Rapha Cycling continue to develop their collection cycling clothing: Rain Jackets to Merino Jersey’s, Leather Town Gloves and a series of riding caps.

Paul Smith celebrate the SS10 issue of GQ Style

To celebrate the SS10 issue of GQ Style which goes on sale on newsstands from 22nd March, Paul Smith is delighted to support the launch with specially created windows in Paul Smith shops around the globe and limited edition merchandise promoting the GQ Style Ambition issue entitled, ‘MAN UP!’. Unique ‘Man Up’ inspired windows will […]

Paul Smith – Stockholm Furniture Fair 2010

Paul was this year’s Guest of Honour at Stockholm Furniture Fair, and was invited to give a special talk describing how he started his career, how he works and ways to find inspiration. The talk took place in the conference hall on the opening day, with every seat taken. In addition to this, Paul designed […]

Paul Smith Case for Macbook

The Paul Smith for Apple capsule collection is now available in Paul Smith shops and online. Created with style and functionality in mind, each piece has been designed for a mobile lifestyle and fits Apple products perfectly. Macbook and Ipod cases feature the signature multistripe and photographic prints, and are offered in a choice of […]

Paul Smith Las Vegas

Designed by one of Paul’s favourite architects – Daniel Libeskind, the new shop in Crystals Mall will house Paul Smith collections for men and women in addition to accessories and shoes. Staying true to the Paul Smith hallmark of individualism – the Las Vegas shop offers a unique selection of Paul Smith merchandise along with […]

Nowhere Boy, Paul Smith T-Shirt

Paul Smith Jeans have designed a T-shirt to celebrate the release of Sam Taylor Wood’s directorial debut, “Nowhere Boy” which tells the story of John Lennon before the Beatles. These limited edition T-shirts will be available to buy from the beginning of December, ahead of the film’s Box Office release on Boxing Day. T-shirts retail […]

Hockney Christmas at Paul Smith, Willoughby House

Hockney Christmas at Paul Smith, Willoughby House, Nottingham. The first exhibition to be held in the new art space is a showcase of David Hockney’s early work: ’1960 – 1968 A Marraige Of Styles’. In conjunction with the opening of Nottingham Contemporary, and their first exhibition, the Paul Smith, Willoughby House shop will be displaying […]

Paul Smith showcases Robert Clarke

Paul Smith is proud to present “British Birds and Dogs” an exhibition showcasing the work of Robert Clarke, who specializes in painting birds and more recently dogs. Below Robert describes in his own words why it is that he enjoys painting birds and dogs. “My love of birds generally comes from years of playing golf […]

Paul Smith Mini visits Leeds

The Mini visits Leeds To celebrate the Mini’s 50th anniversary and to coincide with ‘Shopping Week’, the Paul Smith multi-stripe Mini will be in the Victoria Quarter from the 16th – 26th of October 2009. Paul Smith 17-19 King Edward Street Leeds LS1 6AX Tel: (0) 113 245 0728 Buy the Paul Smith Mini Wallet, […]

Vic Reeves @ Paul Smith Leeds Shop

Vic Reeves @ the Leeds Shop. Between 5.30pm – 6.30pm, Tuesday 6th October Think you know your Vanilla Ice from your Leonardo da Vinci? Think you can tell the X-Factor from the X-Men? Think again. At last, one of Britain’s most remarkable and idiosyncratic minds presents an illustrated guide to all you really need to […]

Paul Smith Evian Water Colab

Paul Smith has collaborated with Evian to design a limited edition glass bottle in vibrant colours – with a nod to the famous stripes. The multi-coloured bottle, with five different caps to collect, will be launched to press on Monday 21st September. The ‘Paul Smith for Evian’ bottle is available at selected outlets to buy […]

Paul Smith hosts psychedelic exhibition

Paul Smith is pleased to host an exhibition of original prints from the ‘Big Five’ psychedelic poster artists of the 1960’s. Work from Victor Moscosco, Stanley ‘Mouse’ Miller, Rick Griffin, Alton Kelley and Wes Wilson will be showcased. ‘Pychedelic Rock Posters’ 10th – 25th September 2009 Paul Smith Globe Terminal 5 Departure Lounge Heathrow

Paul Smith Jeans – Rapha Condor Professional Cycling Team

Paul Smith Jeans are pleased to announce that they have become a sponsor of the Rapha Condor Professional Cycling Team, home to the current men’s national road race champion for the rest of the 2009 season. The Paul Smith Jeans logo will debut on the Rapha Condor team jerseys and Kristian House’s National Champion’s jersey […]

Paul Smith SPACE GALLERY

Paul Smith SPACE GALLERY is delighted to announce an exhibition “Dream Empire” by Japanese artist Keiichi Tanaami and English artist Pete Fowler. The exhibition inspiration is derived from the music of Super Furry Animals and developed from the artwork created for the jacket of the album Dark Days/Light Years. Based on this inspiration, Tanaami adopted […]

Paul Smith at Summer Sonic 09

To celebrate the 10th anniversary of Summer Sonic, the biggest music festival in Japan, Paul Smith is having an exhibition in the Paul Smith Box Gallery, Tokyo showcasing 10 years of the festival’s posters and t.shirts. The exhibition starts on the 10th July and will run till the 9th August. Paul Smith Jeans has been […]

Paul Smith accepts the Queen’s Award

Paul Smith accepts the Queen’s Award for Enterprise. Paul Smith is pleased to accept the Queens Award for Enterprise in the International Trade category this year. The Queen’s Awards for Enterprise are the UK’s most prestigious awards for business performance. They recognise and reward outstanding achievement by UK companies. The Awards are made each year […]

Paul Smith – New London Rubbish Bin

Paul Smith has created a new rubbish bin for London. The ‘New London Rubbish Bin’ will be popping up in Covent Garden and Holland Park for a four-month trial period from 28th May. The giant rabbit bins, with ears that light up when anyone puts rubbish in them, are Paul Smith’s contribution to Super Contemporary […]

Paul Smith Bags Project 10

This Spring, Paul Smith launches ‘Project 10: Bag’ – a new and refreshing take on design and individuality in a world full of mass production. Paul Smith has taken one bag shape, the ‘Flight Bag’ and created 138 individual designs for it – 138 in total, for every Paul Smith shop in Japan. Each shop […]

Paul Smith + British Design

Paul Smith was delighted to be celebrating British design with The British Design Embassy who, for the first time, opened overseas at this year’s Salone del Mobile Milano. Paul was honored to be invited to curate the space at the Villa Reale, “The Salone Del Mobile Milano is the most important design week throughout the […]

Paul Smith Clothing, 2009

Paul Smith shows his Autumn / Winter 2009 Women’s Collection at Claridges Last night Paul showed his Autumn / Winter 2009 collection at Claridges, London. The Collection was classic Paul Smith, luxurious striped cashmere and Fair Isle knits were teamed up with feathered Fedora hats for a country look whilst tailoring had a military theme. […]

Paul Smith Clothing 2009

The English schoolboy, with his tweed-heavy wardrobe and penchant for irreverent mixing and matching, had the run of the catwalk at British designer Paul Smith’s show on Sunday. The collection was whimsical and fun even if Smith, whose flair for giving classics a twist has won him a worldwide following, didn’t stray far from his […]

Tattoo book Launch at Paul Smith Floral St

Last night saw the launch of design duo – FUEL’s, Russian Criminal Tattoo, Encyclopaedia Volume III book at Paul Smith Floral Street. Drinks and canapes were served, and signed books, exclusive tee shirts and prints were also available to purchase on the evening. This is the final volume of previously unpublished drawings and photographs from […]

Paul Smith x Paul Weller x Olympics?

Looking at this photo from the Paul Smith website you might be persuaded that Paul Weller and “that guy” from The Fast Show have become cyclying olympians. Nice one fellas! We all need a release for our pent up physical energy… Bradley Wiggins won the gold medal in the Olympic individual pursuit final and the […]

Paul Smith Clothes SS09

Paul Smith shows his SS09 collection in Paris, Carrousel du Louvre – Salle Lenotre 99 Rue de Rivoli 75001 Paris. The feedback from buyers and press alike was great.

Sir Paul Smith

Sir Paul Smith, says: 1. One of the biggest mistakes men make is wearing T-shirts. I understand why you’d want to wear them, especially if you’re a single man. There’s no ironing. But most guys need to have a collar around their neck for height. 2. If you’re in doubt about how to wear your […]