Paul Smith to host major exhibition at Design Museum, London
November 1, 2013: To be held from November 15 2013 – March 9 2014, the ‘Hello, My Name is Paul Smith’ exhibition, hosted at The Design Museum, London, invites you into the kitschy world of fashion designer Paul Smith.
Looking to the future as well as celebrating his career to date, the exhibition will reference Paul Smith's influences and fashion designs, charting the rise of the brand. The exhibition will draw on Paul Smith’s personal archive, from the company’s beginnings in Nottingham to its international prominence today. The exhibition will explore how Paul Smith’s intuitive take on design, together with an understanding of the roles of designer and retailer, has laid the foundation of the company’s success.
The exhibition will also showcase and celebrate the brand through collections selected by Mr Smith. The different stages of design and production will be explored, offering a rich insight into his design process and highlighting how the principles of traditional craftsmanship of tailoring and techniques are retained but given a contemporary edge.
Paul Smith’s first shop in Byard Lane, Nottingham, which measured 3m x 3m, will be recreated in the exhibition alongside an immersive digital room rich in still and moving images. Thoughts narrated by Mr Smith himself and sounds will place you in the mind of the designer. The exhibition will include a recreation of Paul’s personal office, containing a myriad of books and objects that are a continual source of inspiration. Projections, audio and film clips from fashion shows and behind-the-scenes will reveal the inner workings and influences of the Paul Smith brand. A book ‘Hello, my name is Paul Smith: Fashion and other stories’ will also be released to coincide with the exhibition.
Coordinates: Design Museum, Shad Thames, London SE1 2YD
Opening: 10.00 -17.45 daily
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