The Lord of Stripes
It looks like a career straight out of a picture book: The amazing story of a young errand-boy without graduation becoming the owner of a luxury fashion label and who even received knighthood from the British crown - this sketches the way of top designer Paul Smith from England. The charming gentleman who is well-known for his refreshing wit creates classy, sophisticated fashion with innovative touch since 1976. His signature marker: The famous stripes pattern in 14 colours as well as nostalgic print motives, which often display Smith's own British roots.
Paul Smith started out with a noble men's line and broadened his product range during the years. Today the traditional fashion house also features women's and kid's collections, elegant leather accessories like bags, purses and key rings as well as eyewear, footwear, perfumes and homewear. "Paul Smith" remained the main line of the label whereby the business line "Paul Smith London", sportswear collection "Paul Smith Jeans", the young "PS Paul Smith" line and casualwear by "Paul Smith Sport" followed among others.
Among Paul Smith's greatest fans are celebrities with a special sense for good style like George Clooney, Sting, Sarah Jessica Parker, Hugh Jackman, Sienna Miller and Keira Kneightley. Paul Smith is one of the few fashion brands that still do custom tailored pieces and take individual orders. This is a highly appreciated segment especially on the Asian market. Suits by Paul Smith are a must-have for professionals from Hollywood to Wall Street and from Milan to Tokyo.
For more than 30 years now Paul Smith is successful in staying true to the concept of the unique stripe design while emphasizing British tailoring art and innovative material technologies. In the year 2000 the designer was awarded for his contributions to the British fashion business with an accolade by Prince Charles. Now he may call himself Sir Paul Smith. Smart and elegant with that special something - that describes the spirit of his fashion best!