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Biography of Paul Smith
Fashion designer


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In business for over 40 years, Paul Smith has established himself as “the”quintessential British designer, with hundreds of stand-alone shops across the world, including 17 in the UK and more than 200 in Japan, its number one market.

Designed in Nottingham and London, the Paul Smith collections mix a genuine sense of humour and mischief with a genuine love of tradition. They are primarily produced in England and Italy , with the fabrics used mainly of Italian, French and British origin, and therefore retain a strong sense of heritage as well as quality.

The brand’s shops reflect the character of Paul and his designs, an unmistakable Englishness augmented by the unexpected. Paul explains his eclectic aesthetic as such: "We're a leading and uniquely British brand. We mix up one-off antiques with high quality tailoring: the chair you sit on when you buy a suit is for sale and we can wrap the suit and have the chair waiting for you when you get home."

Paul Smith continues to be an integral part of the company, as both designer and chairman. As a result, his brand retains a personal touch often lost in companies of a similar size.



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