Paul Smith is one of Britain’s best known designers, known for his combination of tradition with a modern twist. Bright colours, including his distinctive multicoloured stripes, are used to add modernity and character to classic wardrobe staples. Funky colourful printed patterns and images create shirts and tees bursting with life and fun. Our Spring/Summer collection includes plenty of fantastic examples of this including long sleeved slim fit shirts with “pencil sharpening” design as well as short sleeved floral printed shirts ideal for the summer holidays. The collection also includes extremely comfortable super stretch jeans and casual sneakers to suit a range of styles and looks.
After a cycling accident left a young Paul Smith with a lengthy spell in hospital, he was encouraged to enter the fashion industry through the inspiration of friends. He began to learn the art of tailoring and soon began working with a Savile Row tailor. This led to the formation of his namesake company in 1970 with the opening of “Vetement pour homme”, a tiny store in Nottingham where he sold established brands alongside his own creations. After his first fashion exhibition in Paris, 1976, the brand grew in popularity and led to the opening of the main London store in Covent garden, 1979. Since then the Paul Smith brand has launched womenswear and kiswear collections, growing to 200 shops and concessions worldwide including Japan, New York and Paris.
Our retail store Rio Brazil in Belfast, carries exclusive styles of Paul Smith for Belfast in Northern Ireland. Visit us at Victoria Square Belfast. 02890 310043