Paul Smith

You're So Vain: How Menswear Is Flexing Its Muscles

Melissa Wheeler | Posted 30.05.2017 | UK Style
Melissa Wheeler

So, what do male customers want? What's driving these preening peacocks? We know that shopping in itself is not the attraction, so it's down the clothes. As buyers prepare to open their order books, they might reflect on the words of the talent that was Alexander McQueen:

The Battle to Keep London Creative

Tom Harvey | Posted 27.03.2015 | UK Entertainment
Tom Harvey

Recent figures released by Westminster City Council in London show the terrifying rate that small office space is being lost to high end residential conversions. This is particularly challenging in London's Soho, long the birth place and home to so many of the country's great creative companies and performers.

'It's To Do With Her Upbringing': Magaluf Pub Crawl Organiser Refuses Blame For Mamading Video

Huffington Post UK | Posted 11.07.2014 | UK

The organiser of the now infamous pub crawl which saw a British girl perform oral sex on 24 men has faced the media. Defiant Paul Smith, who runs ...

7 Business Lessons From Designer Paul Smith

Maite Baron | Posted 10.08.2014 | UK
Maite Baron

Paul's worked in a men's clothing wholesalers, but his real passion was cycling and he hoped to be a professional racing cyclist. When he was 17, he had an accident that put an end to this ambition. While in hospital, he made friends with some 'arty types' and his life had just taken him in an entirely new and unexpected direction.

My Journey North

David Erasmus | Posted 10.05.2014 | UK Tech
David Erasmus

Now more than 2 years since I set out on my journey north we begin to turn our Givey Goggles to the West Coast of the USA in pursuit of a partnership with one of the worlds largest businesses to take Givey to global scale to achieve the cultural shift we are seeking in making giving part of all of our daily lives, I consider the North's role in our global Strategy.

My Take on Men's Evening Wear

Ravi Grewal | Posted 01.02.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Ravi Grewal

Now I've always reckoned that girls have it a little easier than us boys when it comes to glad rags. The classic little black dress is a failsafe, and the sheer number and variety of cuts, styles and fabrics that women's clothing comes in mean that girls really don't have to as much thought in order to look special.

What Will You be Wearing Next Spring?

Sach Kukadia | Posted 17.11.2013 | UK Lifestyle
Sach Kukadia

That new berry coloured jumper and leather bomber jacket you've just bought, didn't end up on the high street by accident. Both trends were planned out by trend forecasters years ago and wowed on the catwalks back at the start of this year. So, with that in mind, here's a sneak peek at what you'll be wearing next spring.

Life in the Arts Lane: Willy Rizzo Week 16

Thomas Woodham Smith | Posted 04.05.2013 | UK Entertainment
Thomas Woodham Smith

I am very proud of the time Willy and I worked together. We always used to joke about him being 'pere et fils' to himself. His own life offering up two careers but in truth he was not just a creative genius, he was mainly a really lovely man who was full of fun and generosity.

Look Back in Wonder: The Best of London Fashion Week Autumn/Winter 2013

Joao Paulo Nunes | Posted 01.05.2013 | UK Style
Joao Paulo Nunes

As far as London Fashion Week was concerned, there is little doubt that a feeling of pride in British heritage and a look back into its sartorial history were undoubtedly at the root of the extremely accomplished womenswear collections.

Hello Boys! Vogue Paris Looks at Menswear Fall/Winter 2013-2014 | Posted 30.03.2013 | UK Style

Menswear is traditionally based around sleek, tailored looks, but as Men's Fashion Week Fall/Winter 2013-2014 proved, designers take these classic conventions and run.

Women Wearing the Pants: Evolution of Andro-Chic Style

Graciela Fairclough | Posted 01.03.2013 | UK Style
Graciela Fairclough

Throughout history, certain garments have come to be narrowly defined as gender specific. Within the context of western attire skirts, blouses and dresses are commonly regarded as articles of women's wear.

New Paul Smith Shop Opens on Rue de Grenelle in Paris | Posted 26.02.2013 | UK Style

British designer Sir Paul Smith has opened a new womenswear boutique on the corner of rue de Grenelle and rue Saint-Guillaume in Paris' 7th arrondissement, where the designer's signature brand of British luxury is housed in an art gallery-inspired space.

Artist's Slashed Self-Portrait Bought By National Portrait Gallery

PA | Posted 16.02.2013 | Home

A self-portrait defaced by the artist after an onlooker called it "flattering" is going on display at the National Portrait Gallery complete with slas...

Fashioning a Future

Eric Musgrave | Posted 10.12.2012 | UK Style
Eric Musgrave

The publicity created by Mary Portas reminded both consumers and indeed fashion industry buyers that products are still made in the UK despite the severe reduction in the manufacturing sector in the past three decades.

PHOTOS: Want A Leica Designed By Paul Smith?

Huffington Post UK | Michael Rundle | Posted 17.11.2012 | UK Tech

If owning a Leica isn't already enough of a fashion statement for you, how about this? Alongside a range of new devices, the camera specialists hav...

The Long and Short of Summer Shorts

Darren Kennedy | Posted 25.09.2012 | UK Style
Darren Kennedy

Last week the world got its first glimpse of toddler Harper Seven up on her feet as she accompanied her mother, the style powerhouse that is Victoria Beckham, on a visit to luxury department store Brown Thomas in Dublin. It was my first time to meet Victoria and I must admit I was impressed. I particularly enjoyed hearing her personal anecdotes about her family and their influence on her designs. For instance, did you know the caps in her latest collections are inspired from David's love of beanie hats?

Royal Mail Celebrates Vivienne Westwood, Paul Smith and Alexander McQueen

Huffington Post UK | Sara C Nelson | Posted 16.05.2012 | UK

Some of Britain’s most renowned fashion designers are being featured on a new set of ten first class stamps. Shot by fashion photographer Sølve...

Paul Smith Winter 2012 Collection. Top Ten Picks.

Lorenzo Belenguer | Posted 14.07.2012 | UK Style
Lorenzo Belenguer

Paul Smith is known for his classic with a twist style. He represents the best of British tailoring and have a special gift to predict tendencies not just in fashion but in the wider world. You are on a safe pair of hands.

Paul Smith Womenswear Autumn/Winter 2012

Joao Paulo Nunes | Posted 17.05.2012 | UK Style
Joao Paulo Nunes

British designer Paul Smith showcased his womenswear Autumn/Winter 2012 collection as part of London Fashion Week a few weeks ago. Eschewing the main runway space that the British Fashion Council reserved for most designers, Smith chose (for the second consecutive season) the vast and sumptuous surroundings of the Royal Horticultural Halls.

Named: The Teacher Who Earns More Than The PM

PA | Posted 01.03.2012 | UK Universities & Education

A secondary school headmaster is earning a salary almost £10,000 more than the Prime Minister's. Steve Maddern, executive head of West Exe Technol...

Secrets to Britain's Most Successful Fashion Designer: Paul Smith

Gisele Scanlon | Posted 17.09.2011 | UK Style
Gisele Scanlon

Paul Smith is way smarter than me. Naturally I didn't admit that to him at the time.