Hello, my name is Paul Smith

Hello My Name is Paul Smith, The Lighthouse Glasgow

Paul Smith is rather iconic, from the bold colours to the prints and all the collaborations. Currently at The Lighthouse is an exhibition which truly takes you from his starting points, to inspiration into his head, literally, and finally a video montage of the collection and some pieces from over the years.

Paul visited the exhibition when it first opened, hence the signed wall. It was nice to see that the actual designer cares enough about his reputation to see how the exhibition looks etc.
Hello My Name is Paul Smith, The Lighthouse Glasgow

The exhibition is filled with Paul’s own collection of artwork. I love a good collection of framed artwork, however random the pieces are.

Hello My Name is Paul Smith, The Lighthouse Glasgow

Coffee is love, love is coffee.

Hello My Name is Paul Smith, The Lighthouse Glasgow

I love the airplane next to the neon post-it notes, two of my oddly favourite things.

Hello My Name is Paul Smith, The Lighthouse Glasgow

Striped camel.

Hello My Name is Paul Smith, The Lighthouse Glasgow

This print had me in hysterics.

Hello My Name is Paul Smith, The Lighthouse Glasgow

Everyone has taken a similar sunset, engine, clouds picture.

Hello My Name is Paul Smith, The Lighthouse Glasgow

How tiny was the original shop?! Just 3 metres!

Hello My Name is Paul Smith, The Lighthouse Glasgow Hello My Name is Paul Smith, The Lighthouse Glasgow

Inside Paul’s head was my favourite part of the exhibition, a multitude of screens with various images and Paul narrating about the design process. Made very immersive by the mirrors which caused the images to appear everywhere. He explained how a photo could turn into a print for a jacket, you can get inspiration from anything.

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I also loved the cardboard-pop up nature of his first collection of menswear.

Hello My Name is Paul Smith, The Lighthouse Glasgow
Hello My Name is Paul Smith, The Lighthouse Glasgow

A wall of buttons which was oddly calming.

Hello My Name is Paul Smith, The Lighthouse Glasgow

Oh hi, Paul.

Hello My Name is Paul Smith, The Lighthouse Glasgow

Some of the many items he has been sent.

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A rather iconic mini!

Hello My Name is Paul Smith, The Lighthouse Glasgow