Paul Smith Exhibition at the Design Museum

The Design Museum in London has announced that it will host a major retrospective exhibition of the work of fashion designer Paul Smith. Scheduled to open on 20 November 2013, the exhibition will explore how the renowned British designer’s unique and intuitive take on design, coupled with an understanding of the importance between designer and retailer, have laid the foundations for the company’s lasting success.

The display will chart the company’s development from Smith’s first shop in Nottingham, measuring just three by three metres, to its current global presence in 66 countries (with over 200 in Japan alone) and representation in major fashion centres such as London, Paris, Milan, New York, San Francisco, Los Angeles, Antwerp, Hong Kong, Singapore, Taiwan, Korea, and U.A.E.

The exhibition is presented through the different stages of design and production behind a catwalk collection, offering insight into Paul Smith’s design and marketing processes. Visitors will gain a key insight into Smith’s passions, his attention to detail and a look at a year in his life. It will also focus on what drives him as a designer, and the objects, people and places that have inspired him during his career. A section will also be dedicated to Paul Smith’s shop designs, from a shocking pink building with movie set styling on Melrose Avenue, in Los Angeles, to a Japanese garden at the heart of the Jingumae store in Tokyo.