|Paul Smith Garments in the Exhibition|
Going 'Inside Paul's Head' is a magical experience that uses multiple screens and mirrors combined with Paul Smith's narrative describing his inspirations. My favourite quotes include:
'You can look at a beach hut, see the three colours and that can turn into a piece of knitwear.'
'I carry a notebook everywhere.'
'You just need to look and see.'
'Ideas can come from anywhere.'
|"Inside Paul's Head"|
Paul Smith has collaborated with many companies and individuals such as Mini and The Rug Company.
A whole wall of the exhibition is devoted to buttons!
The button wall lead on to a selection of garments chosen by Paul Smith to highlight his design inspirations. Beginning with colour and covering print, travel and British tradition, these stunning pieces showed his skill in attention to detail, exquisite cut and all round great design.
The whole exhibition in arranged around a central room that contains Paul Smith's collection of prints, posters and art. There is so much to look at here including Henry Moore fabric prints and work by Rob Ryan.
This is a very inspiring exhibition as Paul Smith has explained his creative process in so much detail. I really enjoyed learning about the background to his wonderful collections and amazing designs.