Within the chasm between the creativity of the fashion world and the business side of it, it seems that there will always exist a level of disparity. For Paul Smith, the intersection of fashion and business is something that is an everyday practice. From his roots in the world of retail, to his somewhat unexpected plunge into the world of designing and creating fashion pieces himself, Smith has managed to grow his namesake brand to encompass all facets of growth — both creatively and financially. Sitting down with SHOWstudio, Paul Smith opens up on his approach to the brand, how he got his start as well as touching on the prevailing loftiness, and unnecessary arrogance that is often perpetuated within the ranks of high-fashion personas and figure heads.
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