British Fashion Council launches Covid Crisis Fund
The pressure facing both emerging designers and established brands throughout the coronavirus epidemic will long leave an unforgettable, if not unmanageable impact. As news of struggling high streets and small companies succumbing to economic pressures unfolds, there is no doubt the fashion industry is one of the hardest to be hit, with supply...
27 Mar 2020
NOW LAUNCHED - CARAN D’ACHE + PAUL SMITH NEW COLLABORATION
Caran d’Ache + Paul Smith unveil their latest collaboration featuring a limited edition collection of Caran d’Ache’s iconic stationary with the addition of the British fashion designer’s Artist Stripe. Following the success of their two previous collaborations, Caran d’Ache has teamed up with Paul Smithfor a third time. The new edition combines...
24 Mar 2020
Paul Smith bans exotic skins from future collections
British fashion label Paul Smith has banned exotic skins in all its future collections. The brand told animal rights organisation Peta that the ban includes ‘K-leather’ - leather made from kangaroo skin. Peta - which has published several exposés on the exotic skins industry in recent years, including ones on the treatment of goats, alligators,...
30 Jan 2020
PFWM SS20: Paul Smith takes a trip to Seventies New York
British designer Sir Paul Smith took inspiration from his visits to downtown New York in the 1970s for his colourful spring/summer 2020 co-ed show during Paris Fashion Week Men’s. Inspired by New York’s young artistic community of the Seventies and the burgeoning pop-art scene, Smith’s SS20 collection places “intentional scruffy elegance” at the...
25 Jun 2019
Paul Smith sees sales soar to 200 million pounds
British designer brand Paul Smith saw sales grow to almost 200 million pounds for the year ending 30 June 2018. Despite the challenging retail climate the London-based company saw sales rise 11 percent like-for-like, while total sales grew 6.7 per cent year-on-year to 197.3 million pounds. Wholesale sales rose 3 percent to 82.5 million pounds,...
9 Jan 2019
Paul Smith and House of Fraser back new retail leadership degree
Charity Retail Trust has worked with 12 UK retailers including Paul Smith, Jigsaw, House of Fraser and JD Sports to develop a new Retail Leader Apprenticeship programme which will begin next year. The first in a series of supported degrees for retail, the level 6 programme will welcome at least 400 retail employees, and is the first initiative...
6 Dec 2018
Manchester United and Paul Smith launch accessories
Football giants Manchester United are continuing to conquer the fashion world, launching a new campaign collection of accessories with Paul Smith, less than a month after theteam unveiled its first denim wear collection with True Religion. The collaboration with Paul Smith builds upon their existing formalwear partnership, which has seen the...
13 Nov 2018
Video: Paul Smith SS19 Menswear PFW
Paul Smith Spring Summer 2019 Menswear collection, Paris Fashion Week. Source: Fashion Feed, YouTube.
27 Jun 2018
In Pictures: Paul Smith reinvigorates the suit at Paris Fashion Week
Paul Smith was one of the few designers at Paris Fashion Week who didnotinclude streetwear or sportswear elements in his collection. The British designer stuck to what he does best: tailoring. The brand commented on the show via a press release: “With rare independence, the designer confidently contradicts the zeitgeist." With a collection that...
25 Jun 2018
Boys can be girls: what we learned from Paris fashion week
As Paris men's fashion week comes to an end Sunday we look at four things we learned from a packed and at times emotional six days: Men don't have to be men The pressure is off, boys. Dress like you did when you were a kid raiding your mother's wardrobe. That seems to be the big message from a fashion week where the gender lines have never been...
25 Jun 2018
New Balance collaborates with Paul Smith
Sports footwear and apparel brand New Balance has launched a new collaboration with designer Paul Smith, featuring trainers and a football boot for men and women, all of which are part of the brand’s ‘Made in the UK’ initiative. The New Balance x Paul Smith collection features a men’s football boot, a follow-on from the brand’s first ‘Made in...
19 Jun 2018
Video: On the label - Paul Smith
Simple, curious and constant. A brief history of the story behind the renowned British label Paul Smith, and it's style of "classic with a twist". Check out our exclusive interview with designer Sir Paul Smith and what is his key to success. Source: Fashion Television, YouTube.
12 Jun 2018