Paul Smith, a factory worker in Nottingham, had no intention of joining the fashion industry. His real love was in sport and he was on his way to becoming a professional racing cyclist before a serious crash broke this ambition at the age of 17. It was during his six months at the hospital that he acquainted himself with the local college students, who exposed him to fashion through art and music. With the help of his partner and now his wife, Pauline Denyer, Paul opened his first boutique in Nottingham in 1970. Since completing evening tailoring lessons, he was able to create his beautiful creations which appeared on Paris catwalks in 1976.
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