Paul Smith

It was a cycling accident as a teenager that sparked racing enthusiast Paul Smith’s interest in fashion. The renowned Nottingham-born designer, famed for his impeccable tailoring and eccentrically British personality, opened his first boutique in Nottingham in 1970, after training at Lincroft Kilgour on Savile Row. The designer launched a womenswear line in 1993, and a youthful PS diffusion line in 2016. Awarded a knighthood in 2000, Smith is one of the most cherished and playful members of the British fashion industry. Here you will find runway reviews and round-ups, a roster of Smith’s extensive design and lifestyle collaborations and retail openings, and even a recipe for Paul Smith’s favourite dish – beans on toast with HP sauce.

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