Paul Smith is a legend i must say, he’s a pure inspiration to me. His story is so pure and inspiring, who knew that PAUL SMITH’s dream was to be simply a bicyclist and not a designer. Paul Smith is a very down to earth person, he always wanted to be professional cyclist however, he got into an accident and was hospitalized for 3 months. After his accident, he got married and got so much inspiration from his wife which together they opened their first store in the United Kingdom.
Paul Smith is very down to earth and self-taught. He gets his inspiration and his knowledge by talking to everyone- different kinds of people from the homeless to the presidents and the most high-ly educated people. One of my favorite Paul Smith stories is when he was having dinner with a highly educated people having philosophical conversation using big words he couldnt understand – he sat there wandering “Theres no difference between me and these high-educated people, at the end of the day all go to the loo everyday and our mothers changed our diapers when we will little”. This thought really made me realise how down to earth he is and that he considers everyone equal, status does not matter to him.
His designs and colorful prints are all inspired by his photography! For those who didnt know, Paul Smith is also a photographer. This event showcased 33 of his favorite photographs- the store was turned into a gallery with a musician playing Paul’s favorite types of music.. Canapes and really cute branded mini cheesecakes were served around too. Many press, bloggers and VIPs were at the event. Poloroid photos were taken of the guests with guests messages written on the back to Sir Paul Smith- which was later sent to him! He loves these things!
Some photos of the event below 🙂 Cheers.