Paul Smith Exclusive BBC Interview ~ Nottingham Fashion Designer

Enjoy Celebrity Radio’s Paul Smith Exclusive BBC Interview ~ Nottingham Fashion Designer…..

Paul Smith from Nottingham is one of the leading names in world fashion.

Smith was knighted in 2000, after nearly three decades as a menswear icon.

His collections of clothing and accessories for both men and women are usually identified by the presence of Smith’s multistripe signature somewhere on each item.

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Enjoy an exclusive interview with Nottingham’s Alex Belfield & Paul Smith recorded at the Chelsea Festival….

In 2007, 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 provided suits for the Manchester United team in 2009.

In 2011, Paul Smith redesigned the Lasonic i931 boombox, giving it a white look with Smith’s trademark multicolour look.

In 2014, Paul Smith collaborated with iconic lamp manufacturer Anglepoise. In an interpretation of the classic Anglepoise® Type75™ lamp the fashion designer and collector has applied a strikingly colourful treatment, clearly articulating the modernist masterpiece with a playful colour-by-component approach in deep grey, olive, fuchsia, cornflower and lime tones.

At the age of 16, with no career plans or qualifications, Paul Smith was propelled by his father into a menial job at the local clothing warehouse in his native Nottingham. However his real passion was sport and his ambition was to become a professional racing cyclist, until aged 17 years when cycling-mad Paul was in a terrible accident.

Six months in hospital followed and during this time Paul made some new friends. After leaving hospital he arranged to meet them again and by chance the meeting place was a local pub that was popular with the students from the local art college.

He was named one of GQ’s 50 best dressed British men in 2015

Recorded 2010 by Alex Belfield for the BBC and Celebrity Radio.