Hello My Name Is Paul Smith Exhibition Hello My Name Is Paul Smith Exhibition Living in London, there's a lot of exhibitions you hear about, think 'oh that sounds nice- must go there!' and never get round to visiting. It happens to me about 99% of the time, and because I'm no longer studying art or photography- making integral visits and gathering evidence as 'sketchbook research' has slipped away from my priorities list, meaning I get a little lazy when it comes to being a culture vulture. Anyway- after hearing about Paul Smith's latest residency at the Design Museum (not literally, sadly) I dragged Nana P and Mr Galvin along, so we could spend the afternoon getting to know a little more about the fella behind those striped socks and the cool boutique in Covent Garden's Floral Street.
Hello My Name Is Paul Smith Exhibition Hello My Name Is Paul Smith Exhibition Hello My Name Is Paul Smith Exhibition
Seeing the exhibition itself felt a little like experiencing a 3D walk through, and more in depth version of his talk he did last year at the Vogue Festival with a certain Miss Chung (otherwise known as the dream team). The element of 'look and see' was consistent throughout- with inspiration literally coming from anywhere and everywhere (see spaghetti shirt picture for an idea of this)- and certainly left me with an open mind and ready to get my creative hat on (technical term guys).
Hello My Name Is Paul Smith Exhibition Hello My Name Is Paul Smith Exhibition Hello My Name Is Paul Smith Exhibition
On top of that, one of the things I loved most about 'Hello My Name Is Paul Smith' was the fact that everything was so, real (without getting all deep on you). It was incredibly insightful being able to gage what his workspace looks like, how the whole creative design process works, and even set-ups helping visualise what his first ever studio space looked like- far more fascinating than a black block letter paragraph on a white wall. Of course, saying that- if you can, I truly recommend you head along to see this- after all, Paul is about the 'looking and seeing' (and not digitally FYI).
Hello My Name Is Paul Smith Exhibition Hello My Name Is Paul Smith Exhibition
'Hello My Name Is Paul Smith' is at the Design Museum until June 22nd


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Hello My Name Is Paul Smith Exhibition Hello My Name Is Paul Smith Exhibition Living in London, there's a lot of exhibitions you hear about, think 'oh that sounds nice- must go there!' and never get round to visiting. It happens to me about 99% of the time, and because I'm no longer studying art or photography- making integral visits and gathering evidence as 'sketchbook research' has slipped away from my priorities list, meaning I get a little lazy when it comes to being a culture vulture. Anyway- after hearing about Paul Smith's latest residency at the Design Museum (not literally, sadly) I dragged Nana P and Mr Galvin along, so we could spend the afternoon getting to know a little more about the fella behind those striped socks and the cool boutique in Covent Garden's Floral Street.
Hello My Name Is Paul Smith Exhibition Hello My Name Is Paul Smith Exhibition Hello My Name Is Paul Smith Exhibition
Seeing the exhibition itself felt a little like experiencing a 3D walk through, and more in depth version of his talk he did last year at the Vogue Festival with a certain Miss Chung (otherwise known as the dream team). The element of 'look and see' was consistent throughout- with inspiration literally coming from anywhere and everywhere (see spaghetti shirt picture for an idea of this)- and certainly left me with an open mind and ready to get my creative hat on (technical term guys).
Hello My Name Is Paul Smith Exhibition Hello My Name Is Paul Smith Exhibition Hello My Name Is Paul Smith Exhibition
On top of that, one of the things I loved most about 'Hello My Name Is Paul Smith' was the fact that everything was so, real (without getting all deep on you). It was incredibly insightful being able to gage what his workspace looks like, how the whole creative design process works, and even set-ups helping visualise what his first ever studio space looked like- far more fascinating than a black block letter paragraph on a white wall. Of course, saying that- if you can, I truly recommend you head along to see this- after all, Paul is about the 'looking and seeing' (and not digitally FYI).
Hello My Name Is Paul Smith Exhibition Hello My Name Is Paul Smith Exhibition
'Hello My Name Is Paul Smith' is at the Design Museum until June 22nd


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32 comments:

  1. love!

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    daniella

    simplybeautifulelegant.blogspot.com

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  2. Is that a floral radio I spot? If so it's so cute lol X
    thefashion-junkie

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  3. So much inspiration in one post!! <3 xoxo

    Kudzai || NEWKIDBLOGS

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  4. Gorgeous photos! Shame I've missed my chance to go now :(

    ellenunderwater.blogspot.co.uk

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    1. It's been extended to the 22nd of June lovely!

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  5. Seems like a pretty cool show! x

    http://moiraparton.blogspot.co.uk/

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  6. This looks really interesting lovely, my other half loves Paul Smith clothing, and I've even bought him a pair of those stripey socks for Christmas one year.

    Elizabeth x | www.candyflosscurlscupcakesandcouture.com

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  7. This looks like a beautifully curated exhibition. The upcoming lace exhibition where I work at Waddesdon also balances old and new- it's lovely to see the re-emergence of traditional sillhouettes here.
    E x NothinglikeDownton

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  8. This looks amazing ! I love the buttons and the floral radio ! lovely post x

    Beautybottle.co.uk

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  9. This has been on my list of things to do since I moved here! I've been waiting to get a proper paycheque before going, and this post has only made me want to go more.

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  10. I love visiting exhibitions in London. Thats one of the things I miss when I'm away at Uni. xx

    peplumsandcupcakes.blogspot.co.uk

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  11. I was lucky enough to cover this exhibition and photograph THE man at the very beginning of it. Absolutely loved it....both him (so charming and friendly) and the exhibition. It's small but perfect in every way.

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  12. This looks brilliantly put together, well worth a visit!

    Sophie
    http://what-sophie-said.blogspot.co.uk/
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  13. The shirt on the right in the second to last photo is gorgeous!!

    lasmadreperlas.blogspot.com

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  14. This looks like a brilliant exhibition and I love how it looks extremely interactive and colourful.

    fashionablyunknown.com

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  15. Brilliant photographs! I think we can take for granted all the amazing things that London has to offer on our doorstop...life just gets so busy, but it's great when you find the time to experience something new.
    Katie x
    http://www.missenchanting.co.uk/

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  16. woow nice pictures!!!!

    http://maybettonight.blogspot.com.es/

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  17. I love his stuff, and this looks like an amazing exhibition! x
    Maddy from UNSTITCHEDD

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  18. This looks so lovely! Love the print on the Roberts radio xo

    A Little Treat | Beauty & Lifestyle Blog

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  19. super photos:)) New post on my blog check out-> http://ruhamania.blogspot.hu/2014/03/hells-for-spring.html
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    Bianka
    http://ruhamania.blogspot.hu/

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  20. This exhibition looks really amazing, and i understand completely that without school-based focus you rarely visit museums on your own time !
    Lauren x
    Britton Loves | Fashion Lifestyle + Photography - www.brittonloves.blogspot.co.uk
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  22. Looks amazing I need to pay a visit next time i'm in London. I adore Paul Smith, he's fashion royalty.

    Faye

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  23. This looks like such a good exhibition, I love how Paul Smith always seems so down to earth! There's a really good documentary that the BBC did, you should hunt it down!

    Love Tweet xx

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  24. you're lucky one you could visit this lovely place <3
    http://coeursdefoxes.blogspot.com/

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  25. I loved it there, I kind of wished it was a bit bigger but still have a super time. He's a big inspiration of mine.

    Buckets & Spades

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  26. I used to work for Paul Smith, and as well as producing some of the most beautiful clothes, it's such a great company to work for. The details are amazing - one button a different colour to all of the others, incredible linings and little things that you just don't expect but feel delighted by when you find them. He's such an inspirational designer as well, my friend sees him most days at work - very jealous!

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  27. how cool is that?
    xx
    www.vicariousLA.com

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