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Paul Smith

Earning his stripes

Paul Smith in his office in Covent Garden, London. Photos: Gino Sprio/eyevine; Rex Features

A 'normal guy' from Nottingham, Paul Smith has built his fashion empire with quiet dignity and an all-seeing eye. Jing Zhang reports.

Monday, 12 November, 2012, 9:42am 1 comment

New Asia-Pacific boss of CFA Institute backs low exam pass rate

Paul Smith, MD for Asia-Pacific at the CFA Institute.

Mention Paul Smith, and many people will think of the British fashion designer known for his use of multicoloured stripes.

Ironically, his style of menswear does not suit his Hong Kong-based namesake, the Paul Smith who was recently appointed managing director for Asia-Pacific operations at the CFA Institute.

26 Jan 2013 - 5:03am

Paul Smith's latest accessory line based on his photos of London

Anthony Wong

Fashion designers will often take a picture of a scene or moment that intrigues them and use the photograph as the launching pad for the creative process. Now fans of Paul Smith, the man behind the eponymous British brand, can get a peek at what inspires him.

7 Nov 2012 - 3:14am

Bryanboy takes on the Paul Smith look

Bryanboy shows off a look using Paul Smith garb.

Many bloggers aspire to become the next Bryanboy. Since launching his blog almost eight years ago, the Manila-born, now New York-based, celebrity blogger, born Bryan Grey-Yambao, has been at the front row for fashion shows and rubbing shoulders at parties and events with industry veterans.

29 Oct 2012 - 7:06am 1 comment

Paul Smith brings a touch of the sea to his innovative, but practical, autumn-winter line

Paul Smith's autumn-winter collection has styles for men

The spacious Galerie Perrotin in Central was transformed into a temporary showroom to host an exclusive preview of Paul Smith's autumn-winter collections of menswear and womenswear.

16 Aug 2012 - 4:00am

Water proof

Sunglasses by Dolce & Gabbana

Scarf (HK$2,000) by Louis Vuitton

Cut-away swimsuit (HK$1,800) by Paul Smith

Capri S basket bag by Jimmy Choo

Shoes (HK$2,300) by Giuseppe Zanotti

Bracelet by Chanel

Straw hangtag bag (HK$9,950) by Coach

4 May 2012 - 12:00am

solar powered

Bag (HK$2,500) by Dolce & Gabbana

Sunglasses by Bottega Veneta (bottegaveneta.com)

Flip Flops by Mark Jacobs (marcjacobs.com)

Multistripe trim towel by Paul Smith (paulsmith.co.uk)

Hats (HK$1,200) by Lanvin

Shoes by Christian Louboutin (christianlouboutin.com)

Shorts by Zegna (zegna.com)

9 Mar 2012 - 12:00am

Magazine's big party night out was one for the cover boys

Paparazzi hunting for snaps of the latest starlet were out of luck at the decidedly male-skewed cocktail party thrown by Esquire magazine in celebration of its 23rd year of publication at The Repulse Bay hotel on Thursday evening.

14 Nov 2011 - 12:00am

Paul Smith

Meet the region's leading fashion designers

How did he get started? Paul Smith was born in Nottingham, England, in 1947. He started working in fashion when his father got him a job at a local clothing warehouse at the age of 16. Smith's passion was cycling, but he had to give up the sport after an accident the next year.

14 Jun 2006 - 12:00am

Past Master

British menswear designer Sir Paul Smith reveals his fashion philosophy and explains the passion for eclectic collecting that inspires his quirky designs.

10 Mar 2006 - 12:00am

Top gear

Put the polish on high performance with these exclusive trimmings

British bulldog money clip by Dunhill ($895) from Lane Crawford

Paul Smith multicoloured key ring ($750) from Seibu

Duchamp blue enamel key ring ($590) from Seibu

Kenzo key ring ($690) from Seibu

Paul Smith ceramic Mini Cooper key ring ($890) from Seibu

27 May 2005 - 12:00am

Janek Deleskiewicz

Watch: Master Compressor Geographic from Jaeger-LeCoultre. 'Because I travel a lot, I need to be aware of the time in different cities.'

Suit: Paul Smith. 'They're so well made and comfortable to wear.'

Car: Audi A3. 'It's the same blue as some of my Paul Smith suits!'

5 Dec 2004 - 12:00am

Most wanted

Esteemed radio-maker Roberts Radio has been providing discerning listeners with a stylish way to access the airwaves for more than 70 years. Its designs have endured the test of time, gaining a loyal following and three royal warrants (awarded for being a preferred supplier to the British royal family) in the process.

14 Nov 2004 - 12:00am

Paul Smith

Who? British designer Paul Smith has the ability to anticipate and spark trends not only in fashion, but also in the wider context of popular culture, with his trademark combination of wit, mischief and tradition. The down-to-earth 58-year-old keeps his ear to the ground by frequently visiting his shops and talking to customers to learn about their needs.

10 Oct 2004 - 12:00am