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A Touch of Pink
Image from designmuseum.org
Imagine for a minute that you are a fifteen year old boy and need a job. Where would you want to work? I doubt as an errand boy at a clothing shop is going to make it to the top of your list. But when you have left school with no qualifications, beggars can't be choosers. Especially when your father is the one forcing you to go.
That's what happened to Paul Smith in 1961. At the time it may have seemed like a road to nowhere, especially when his dream was to become a racing cyclist. Smith's journey may not have been on two wheels, but he has certainly made it onto the fast lane. With over two hundred shops and five hundred wholesalers in Japan, the fashion designer is a mega commercial success.
Paul Smith makes 'classics with a twist', putting his own spin on traditional outfits with 'wit and beauty'. You can discover these designs for yourself at the Hello, My Name Is Paul Smith Exhibition, which is open at the Design Museum until the 9th March. The exhibit celebrates his career by looking back at past work, but also looks towards the future. Entry is scheduled for either 10am or 2pm, and standard tickets cost £13.27. There are also concessionary prices available for seniors, students, and children.