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Paul Smith

Designer biography

...Paul Smith was born in Nottingham, England in 1946. Growing up, he wanted to become a cyclist, but an accident in his teens saw that dream crushed. His father had made him get a job at a clothing warehouse and after his accident he threw...

Paul Smith, Fall/Winter 2000

Michael P. Londrigan

Michael P. Londrigan is Vice President for Academic Affairs at LIM College. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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...The Collection in Context For fall/winter 2000, Paul Smith had his first showing in Paris, where he took and melded several decades of menswear styles (Peacock Revolution meets the mods meets sophisticated British style) into one using...

Paul Smith (1946–)

Brenda Polan

Brenda Polan is a fashion writer, editor, lecturer and academic. She was formerly fashion editor and women’s page editor of The Guardian and has since written for all Britain’s major newspapers and many magazines. She was until recently Programme Director (Media) at London College of Fashion, University of the Arts London. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Roger Tredre

Roger Tredre is Course Leader, MA Fashion Roger Tredre is Course Leader, MA Fashion Communication, at Central Saint Martins, University of the Arts London. Prior to his academic career, he worked in newspaper fashion journalism and was the first Editor-in-Chief of WGSN, the online fashion trends and research business. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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The Great Fashion Designers : From Chanel to McQueen, the names that made fashion history

Bloomsbury Visual Arts, 2020

Book chapter

...Paul Smith, autumn/winter 1996. Niall McInerney, Photographer. © Bloomsbury Publishing Plc.Smith turned a quirky idea of Britishness into a global language of fashion.Since the 1980s, Paul Smith has been an outstanding force in British...

A State of Disunion: Britishness and British Fashion

L. Alison Goodrum

Alison Goodrum is Lecturer in Fashion Theory in the department of Clothing Design and Technology at Manchester Metropolitan University, UK. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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The National Fabric : Fashion, Britishness, Globalization

Berg Publishers, 2005

Book chapter

...Identity Crisis: Locating Britishness It is de rigeur for the British to be brooding about their national identity (Eyre 2004). The nation-state at large is said to face an uncertain future. Nowhere is this future more uncertain than...
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...Paul Smith’s Autumn/Winter 1998 show was presented at London Fashion Week. Opening with a series of woolen suits in windowpane check, contrasted with jewel-toned shirts, Smith then moved onto a more formal section with black and white...

Developing a collection

Richard Sorger

Richard Sorger is Associate Professor and Course Leader for MA Fashion at Kingston University, UK. He has taught at all levels of fashion education at institutions such as Middlesex University and London College of Fashion. From 2006 to 2011 he designed for his eponymous label and his clothes have been worn by Courtney Love, Florence Welch and Miley Cyrus. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Jenny Udale

Jenny Udale is a lecturer at the University of Middlesex and Ravensbourne College, UK. Jenny is also a freelance textile and womanswear designer. She is the author of the first edition of Textiles and Fashion (AVA Publishing, 2008) and the co-author of The Fundamentals of Fashion Design, 2nd edition (2012). Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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The Fundamentals of Fashion Design

Bloomsbury Visual Arts, 2017

Book chapter

...Before you even start thinking about putting a collection together, you must first identify early on what kind of clothes you want to design and sell and at what level—are you designing for men, women, or children, for example? Do you want...

Smith, Paul

The Berg Companion to Fashion

Bloomsbury Academic, 2010

Encyclopedia entry

...Paul Smith is renowned for classic garments that also demonstrate a discreet eccentricity that is essentially as British as his name. Committed to the idea of creative independence, he is Britain’s most commercially successful designer...

Chic Versus Geek: Locating Nation, Locating Taste

L. Alison Goodrum

Alison Goodrum is Lecturer in Fashion Theory in the department of Clothing Design and Technology at Manchester Metropolitan University, UK. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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The National Fabric : Fashion, Britishness, Globalization

Berg Publishers, 2005

Book chapter

...Unfinished Business: Changing Times, Changing Tastes Deliberate imperfections in clothing – shredded fabrics, frayed edging, holes and ladders – signal that a trash aesthetic has gained momentumSee, for example, Winwood (1998a,b...

Who Wears the Trousers? Fashion, Nation, Gender

L. Alison Goodrum

Alison Goodrum is Lecturer in Fashion Theory in the department of Clothing Design and Technology at Manchester Metropolitan University, UK. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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The National Fabric : Fashion, Britishness, Globalization

Berg Publishers, 2005

Book chapter

...Britishness and Blokeishness: Dichotomies of Nation According to Franklin (1996: 17), British style is widely perceived as ‘a particularly blokey look’. In this view, the British male is dressed for action, reflecting a clear imperial...

Rising Sun,Setting Trends: Exporting British Fashion

L. Alison Goodrum

Alison Goodrum is Lecturer in Fashion Theory in the department of Clothing Design and Technology at Manchester Metropolitan University, UK. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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The National Fabric : Fashion, Britishness, Globalization

Berg Publishers, 2005

Book chapter

...Imperial Camp: Fashion and Empire Just ‘when does the “age of empire” begin and end?’ asks Driver (1993: 615), for ‘in what we might perhaps describe as the discourse of imperial campDriver offers us a further note of explanation on his use...