Nottingham is not particularly known for high fashion, it has however bred perhaps Britain’s most famous, innovative and main-stay designer-one Sir Paul Smith.
Having been huge fans of the first book solely dedicated to Smith – “You can find inspiration in anything, and if you can’t look again” – we were very excited to see what the second tome had in store for us. ‘Paul Smith A-Z’ is an autobiographical scrapbook for his inspiration. An alphabetical manual from A for architecture to Z for Zebra, it succinctly and humourously highlights the eclectic sources for his unforgettable designs.
The book has fantastic photographs of the unlikeliest subjects which is what makes Smith so special in his field – he looks as though he is having an enormous amount of fun, which translates literally to his collections. ‘Paul Smith A-Z’ will keep calling you back again and again to once more peruse the wonderfully odd images and inspiring quotes from the man himself. To celebrate the release of the book, we at Blitz have selected some pieces inspired by the ‘classic with a twist’ Paul Smith ethos. All available in store now.
Dr Martens ‘Made In England’ Black Brogues....£40
Bostonian Dark Tan Brogue....£40
Sand Cotton Blazer with Sky Blue Silk Shirt....£34 and £25 respectively
Floral Shirt....£25 each