Recognised as one of the most successful British designers in history, Paul Smith combines a flair for eccentric detail with the highest standards of craftsmanship. His work combines humour, mischief, a love of tradition, an unmistakable Englishness, and the unexpected. His diverse output includes clothing, textile designs, furniture and jewellery. Today his fashion empire, of which he is both chairman and chief designer, is global: his collections are wholesaled to 35 countries across the world.
Paul Smith is renowned for his creative spirit, which combines tradition and modernity. Famous for its clothing and accessories collections, Paul Smith specialises in an inventive use of traditional craftsmanship and cutting-edge design to create beautifully made, desirable, modern pieces. Paul Smith is a tastemaker – a leader of British and international design trends. With an enthusiasm for eclectic cultural references and idiosyncratic combinations of pattern and colour, applied with understatement, Paul Smith expresses a truly contemporary aesthetic. Paul Smith is loved across the world – its customer’s range from the creative community to students, and from Hollywood actors and pop stars to business professionals. From its origins in one small shop in Nottingham, England, in 1970, Paul Smith has grown into a global business, selling to five continents. Starting with one men’s collection, the business has grown to comprise 12 collections for men and women and children, including, shoes, accessories, fragrance, home furnishings and jeans.
The Paul Smith textiles offered in the Kvadrat collection are designed in collaboration with Maharam.