If you happen to be passing through London over the next few months, Jupe recommends you to visit the Paul Smith exhibition at the Design Museum: a wonderfully uplifting exposition of the work and life of renowned fashion designer Sir Paul Smith, that lures you right into the colorful and ecstatic musings of a magnificent mind.
The exhibition provides a look into Paul’s first store in Nottingham, his first showroom (a tiny hotel room in Paris, with 6 shirts folded onto the bed), his chaotic office and atelier: all rooms have been properly rebuilt to how they look in real life. One of our favorite features, however, are the immense walls of photographs, drawings, fan mail and art, a small selection of Paul’s own collections, which you could keep peering at for hours and hours. You’ll also find a massive wall of colored buttons, a selection of his designs, collaborative work and a great behind the scenes video of his latest men’s fashion show in Paris - one that Jupe by Jackie had the pleasure of attending.
One can trace Paul’s optimistic, humorous and inventive attitude in every single detail of his work, and that already is a beautiful and powerful thing to behold.
Hello, My Name is Paul Smith
15 November 2013 – 09 March 2014
Design Museum, 28 Shad Thames, London SE1 2YD
Asian fan mail
A touching homage to his wife, Pauline