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Paul Smith Up Close and Personal

As one of the UK’s foremost fashion designers, Sir Paul Smith is a major figure in the cultural landscape. As a new show at the Design Museum celebrates this singular talent and restlessly creative personality, we went to spend some time with him in his office to get behind some of the headlines.

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Part 1

In this first instalment, Paul talks about the office (which has become such a big part of his brand that it has been recreated at the Design Museum exhibition), how he “curates” it and why so many of the things he hoards have such sentimental value for him.

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Part 2

In the second part of our interview with iconic fashion designer Sir Paul Smith, he talks us through how you try and maintain a personal touch in a business as large as his, the importance of staying grounded and the baffling world of IT.