Paul Smith is Britain’s foremost designer. He is renowned for his creative aesthetic, which combines tradition and modernity. In recognition of his dedication to British fashion, he was knighted in the 2001 Queen’s Birthday Honours list for services to the Industry and remains fully involved in his business.
Reaffirming the values that Paul set down in 1970, “classic with a twist” remains the guiding principle of the company. Paul’s saying, that “you can find inspiration in everything”, means that references are eclectic, coming from high art and everyday life. Each Paul Smith design is underpinned by a dry British sense of humour: quirky but not frivolous, eccentric but not silly.
Happily positioned between high fashion and formalwear, while taking reference from both, Paul Smith has always been proud to stand apart.