Fashion Stories

How a boyhood bike purchase inspired Paul Smith to find beauty in the details

In our book Paul describes how a teenage cycle upgrade led him to appreciate simple design finesse How a boyhood bike purchase inspired Paul Smith to find beauty in the details

How Jony Ive inspired Paul Smith to be curious

The tech designer met Smith before joining Apple, and the two have remained mutual admirers ever since How Jony Ive inspired Paul Smith to be curious

How Yves Saint Laurent inspired Paul Smith to show his love

In our book Paul describes commissioning perhaps the last, genuine YSL tuxedo for his supportive, loving wife How Yves Saint Laurent inspired Paul Smith to show his love

How Dieter Rams inspired Paul Smith to be brave

The British designer admires the way the German minimalist managed to resist the allure of decoration How Dieter Rams inspired Paul Smith to be brave

How Christo and Jeanne-Claude inspired Paul Smith to believe in the unbelievable

The art duo’s audacious, site-specific works left a big impression on the British designer, as he explains in our new book How Christo and Jeanne-Claude inspired Paul Smith to believe in the unbelievable

Betak stages the perfect pandemic fashion show

The fashion show master moved everything to a field outside Paris, in a beautifully simple response to Covid-19 Betak stages the perfect pandemic fashion show

All you need to know about Paul Smith

In this bright new monograph, the legendary designer selects 50 objects that have influenced his 50-year-old brand All you need to know about Paul Smith

All you need to know about How to Be Yourself

Simon Doonan, author and Creative Ambassador-at-Large for Barneys has figured it all out and has a solution for all of life’s challenges All you need to know about How to Be Yourself

Grace Coddington and Fabien Baron on fashion after Covid

Two hugely influential figures believe fashion will change, and that, in someways, a little lockdown can do some good Grace Coddington and Fabien Baron on fashion after Covid

Marc Jacobs remembers his friend Kansai Yamamoto

Jacobs recalls the fortuitous, early commission he received from the late, great Japanese fashion designer Marc Jacobs remembers his friend Kansai Yamamoto

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