Paul Smith shop on King Edward Street,
A striped shirt designed by the Paul Smith company
A Paul Smith shirt for men in a floral pattern, with
A T-shirt from the Paul Smith Jeans casual-wear range
Paul Smith's designs often make use of striped patterns.
Interview with Paul Smith about the exhibition 'Hello, My name is Paul Smith'
Maggie's Centre Nottingham, designed by
. Smith helped design the interior.
Paul Smith Boutique, Las Vegas
Sir Paul Smith (born 5 July 1946) is a British fashion designer. His reputation is founded on his designs for men's clothing, but his business has expanded into other areas too. Smith was made a  Royal Designer for Industry in 1991, and was knighted by  Queen Elizabeth II in 2000. 
His eponymous fashion company was founded in 1970 and has expanded into over 70 countries, selling its products via standalone stores, departments in high-end stores or malls, along with airport terminals, as well as the e-commerce section of its international website. Some of his brand's physical stores are recognized for their uniqueness and eccentricity, including the much-photographed vibrant, fluorescent pink flagship store in
Los Angeles. 
Smith was born in 1946 in Nottingham, England. One of his early ambitions was to become a professional cyclist.
He left school at the age of 15 to work in a Nottingham clothing warehouse, while practising cycling outside of work hours. He cycled to and from work until the age of 17, when he was in a major cycling accident that put him in hospital for close to six months. During his recovery, friends inspired him to enter the world of art and fashion.  Smith has regularly referenced cycling in his work over the years.
He started to take classes in tailoring and eventually began working with a Savile Row tailor, Lincroft Kilgour.  
Paul Smith opened his very own shop called Paul Smith "Vêtement Pour Homme"
in Nottingham in 1970, which sold established clothing labels, alongside pieces that Paul Smith had designed himself. The store was just 3 square metres and was located at 6  Byard Lane in Nottingham.
In 1976, Paul travelled to
Paris to showcase his first men's collection, which featured a mix of casual and semi-formal wear. After that the Paul Smith brand continued to grow and he opened his flagship London store in 1979 on Floral Street in Covent Garden, London. 
'Paul Smith Women' his first womenswear collection was launched in 1993, after reports of women coming into his stores buying smaller sizes to wear themselves.
The first Japan store opened in Tokyo in 1984, growing over the years to 165 stores across the country.
Smith opened his first shop in
New York on Fifth Avenue in 1987. The company now has four shops in the state, the flagship on Greene Street as well as Williamsburg, Bleecker Street and Brookfield Place. 
In 1993, Smith took over a 'workwear' clothing company R. Newbold
(established in 1885) and incorporated many of their designs into his new collection.
The start of his childrenswear collection started in 1990 with the launch of a one off collection for boys, including casual and tailored pieces.
In 2010, Paul Smith launched 'Paul Smith Junior' as a seasonal collection which often included remakes of his adult collections.  
In 1995, the
Design Museum exhibited 'True Brit', a show marking 25 years of his business. The show then went on to Glasgow for the 'Festival of Design' and then moved to his hometown of Nottingham and put on display in Nottingham Castle. 
Smith published his first book, entitled
You Can Find Inspiration in Everything in 2001.
The brand launched its ecommerce site in 2004.
In 2013, Paul Smith designed and made a school tie for Beeston Fields Primary School in Nottingham.
In 2016, Smith's second book,
Paul Smith's Cycling Scrapbook was released, which documents a personal history of the sport he is very passionate about. 
In January 2016, Paul Smith combined his men's and women's fashion shows, showcasing during
Paris Fashion Week. 
His company remains independent and Paul Smith owns the majority of it.
Paul Smith has won numerous awards over the years, including:
Partnerships and other business pursuits
Paul Smith has been involved in multiple collaborations and partnerships over the years, including:
Smith worked with Italian furniture designer Cappellini to create a small homeware collection.
Paul Smith's first collaboration with Maharam, the US textile brand, originally used in one of his suit designs, the two continue to work together on new ranges.
Paul Smith teamed up with motorbike manufacturer Triumph, restyling the
Bonneville T100 bike. 
Paul Smith redesigned the
Lasonic i931 boombox, giving it a white look with Smith's trademark multicolour look. 
For the 60th anniversary of
Penguin Classics, Paul Smith was asked to choose and redesign one cover, he chose Lady Chatterley's Lover by DH Lawrence. 
Paul Smith and
Mercian Cycles collaborated on a series of bicycles. 
Paul Smith designed the chairs in screen 4 at
Broadway Cinema, Nottingham. 
Smith began working with the UK based boutique cycle clothing retailer,
Rapha. Smith designed a range of cycle clothing in association with Rapha, including a jersey to celebrate the rare start of the Tour de France in London.  
Paul Smith was the third designer, following
Jean-Paul Gaultier, by redesigning a bottle for Evian water. 
Paul Smith provided suits for the
Manchester United team. 
Paul Smith worked with
Burton Snowboards including adding his signature stripe to boards and apparel. 
Paul Smith designed four limited edition prints to mark the release of
. Tinker, Tailor, Soldier, Spy 
Paul Smith joined
Leica to design a limited edition Leica X2 camera. 
Curated by the
Isle of Man Post Office, Paul Smith designed a set of stamps to mark the launch of the London Olympics. 
Paul Smith joined boot-maker
John Lobb to create a series of Oxford, derby and loafers. 
Paul Smith was the official designer of the T-shirt for the
David Bowie album ' The Next Day'. 
Paul Smith designed the leaders' jersey for
Giro d'Italia including the Maglia Rosa. 
Paul Smith started a collaboration with
Anglepoise, reimagining their iconic Type 75 lamp as Edition One, he has since gone on to creating multiple editions.  
Paul Smith designed a series of T-shirts in collaboration with the release of
David Bowies final album ? ( Blackstar). 
Paul Smith worked with Kask for the first time to design their 'Protone' aero helmet.
In 2018 a second helmet was released.
The first collaboration between Paul Smith &
Caran d'Ache, launched 10 colours of their '849' pen. They went on to work together again in 2016. 
Collaborated with the wine merchant,
Berry Bros & Rudd on a limited edition range of bottles. 
Paul Smith collaborated with
Land Rover, to design a bespoke Defender. 
Paul Smith designed a new version of the cactus-shaped coat stand by Italian furniture designers
Edition Three of the Paul Smith &
Anglepoise Collaboration was launched. 
The second collaboration with
Caran d'Ache was launched, adding 8 new colours to the collection. 
For the 120th anniversary of
Globe-Trotter, Paul Smith collaborated with company by redesigning their 20" trolley case, this was first showcased at the Salone del Mobile. 
Celebrating 30 years of
New Balance's 576 sneaker, Paul Smith redesigned with his iconic stripe design, along with a series of footballs and football boot. 
In tribute to his close friend Tony Gross, the company collaborated with
Cutler & Gross on a limited edition collection of eyewear for his spring/summer 2019 show in Paris. 
Paul Smith worked with James Turner of Sports Purpose to cover a 1965
Porsche 911 with his famous multicoloured stripes, which went on to compete at Le Mans Classic and Goodwood Festival of Speed.                     
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