hello, my name is paul smith

hello, my name is paul smith



When I’m on a city trip I love to mix up all the shopping with something a little more cultural, like visiting a museum. And as it turned out there was an exhibition on Paul Smith in the Design Museum during my stay in London. I’ve always had a weakness for Paul’s designs, even though I don’t have a single Paul Smith item in my wardrobe. I just love his idea of mixing classic cuts with fun prints and bright colours, so I thought it would be interesting to see this exhibition. Little did I know I would run into the man himself! We went there on the opening day, so he was still strolling around the museum. I actually ran into him the second I set foot into the museum, so I couldn’t tell him how much I loved it!


I’m very happy I went to see this as it was truly inspiring. Mr. Smith never had any education in fashion design and maybe this is exactly why his way of thinking is so refreshing. He doesn’t own a smartphone or a computer and just travels around the world for inspiration. He always takes his camera with him so he can capture inspiring moments and images. I absolutely love this idea; you can zoom in on the tiniest detail and remember your inspiration the way you experienced it yourself. Works much better than Pinteresting all afternoon if you ask me, although I’m totally guilty of the aforementioned activity.

If you’re in London I definitely recommend visiting this. You’ll get to see how Paul Smith’s brand went from a tiny shop to a global brand. It also gives you an insight into Paul’s way of thinking and the different studies he’s worked from – which are totally crammed with cool gadgets and souvenirs. If you won’t be able to see it, well here’s a little peak at what it looked like! 


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