In business for over 40 years, Nottingham-born Paul
Smith had established himself as the pre-eminent British designer. One
of the few British-based fashion designers to combine commercial success
with critical credibility, Paul Smith is renowned for his idiosyncratic
take on traditional British styling -'classics with a twist', both in
his fashion collections and his shops.
“Opening my first shop in Japan, my first show in Paris and being knighted in 2000.”
Winner of BFC Outstanding Achievement Winner 2011