Culture

Hello, My Name Is Paul Smith

From the 15th November 2013 to 9th March 2014, London’s Design Museum invites you into the world of fashion designer Paul Smith, a world of creation, inspiration, collaboration, wit and beauty. Looking to the future as well as celebrating his career to date, the exhibition will reference Paul Smith’s influences and fashion designs, charting the rise of one of the world’s leading fashion brands.

Drawing on Paul’s personal archive, from the company’s beginnings in Nottingham to its international prominence today the “Hello, my name is Paul Smith” exhibition will explore how the designer’s unique creative intuition together with an understanding of the roles of designer and retailer, have laid the foundations for the company’s lasting success and offer a unique insight into the magnificent mind of Paul Smith.

The exhibition includes a theatrical set remake of the Paris hotel room in which Smith showed his first collection to buyers, in 1976. This coincidently is how we showed our first shirt line to journalists at the Surgery Pr press day located in the Royal Suite at St. Pancras hotel last week. Paul only beat us to it by 37 years.