Paul Smith (Paperback)Tony Chambers (editor)
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A new monograph capturing the unique spirit and one-of-a-kind creativity of British fashion icon Sir Paul Smith
Created in close collaboration with design legend Sir Paul Smith, Paul Smith celebrates the iconic brand through the lens of 50 objects, chosen by Sir Paul himself for the inspiration they have provided him over the years.
The carefully-selected objects have impacted Sir Paul's worldview, creative process, and adherence to a design approach that's always imbued with distinctly British wit and eccentricity. Every item illuminates a different aspect within the designer's work and leads to discussions on subjects as varied as the formality of a suit, the importance of teamwork, and the power of humor - providing colorful, candid insight into one of the most creative minds working in design today.
The book also explores everything from his very first show in Paris and his cult Floral Street store in London, to the evolution of that stripe and his most recent collections and collaborations.
The books opens with a foreword by Jonathan Ive, former chief design officer of Apple, and also features personal contributions - letters, drawings and photos - from fashion and design icons Manolo Blahnik, James Dyson, Martin Parr, John Pawson and Alice Rawsthorn.
The book's colorful cloth cover takes its inspiration from yarn wound around card, one of the 50 objects in the book, and how Sir Paul creates his famous stripes.
Publisher: Phaidon Press Ltd
Number of pages: 264
Weight: 300 g
Dimensions: 270 x 205 x 31 mm
"The most loved man in fashion. "-The Financial Times
"He's still got it. "-GQ
"Books have traced the lives of great designers before, but few serve to double as a visual history of British popular culture. What this book deftly demonstrates is that Smith has not just been going for 50 years, he's been interwoven with our national aesthetic for 50 years."-Esquire
"Paul Smith brings together 50 objects from the past five decades that encapsulate his unique ability to find inspiration in everything."-VOGUE
"Fifty years in the business and this always sharply suited designer is still causing a stir, most recently thanks to an anniversary-marking monograph... no coffee table will be complete without it."-Living Etc.
"Tells the story of 50 objects salvaged from the snow drift of stuff that covers every inch of his office."-Wallpaper*
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