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Paul Smith: the Man, the Designer

Paul Smith was born 1946 in Beeston, Nottinghamshire. At the age of 16, he began working in a clothing warehouse, even though his true passion was cycling, which he had to abandon due to an accident the following year.

Through the acquaintance of new friends that he met while in hospital, Paul was drawn to the exciting world of fashion.

After having acquired some experience in retailing and training in tailoring, Paul showed his first menswear collection in Paris, in 1976.

Today, the Paul Smith label entails 12 collections, which project a balance of humor and mischief, supported by a long British tradition of the classics.

Photo Copyright Paul Smith.