Paul Smith (fashion designer)
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5 July 1946 |
Paul Smith, CBE, RDI, (born 5 July 1946) is an English fashion designer, whose business and reputation is founded upon his menswear. He is both commercially successful and highly respected within the fashion industry. Smith was knighted by Queen Elizabeth II in 2000, after nearly three decades as a menswear icon. By 1976, Paul showed his first menswear collection in Paris under the Paul Smith label. Nowadays, Paul Smith clothing have grown into a premium British designer label, featuring its classic menswear design and iconic multi-colour stripe. 
Partnerships and other business pursuits
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 2010, 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.
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- "50 Best Dressed Men in Britain 2015". GQ. 5 Jan 2015.
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