Hello, my name is PAUL SMITH

Because of the overwhelming success of the exhibition it has been extended until August 16th 2015, giving you even more time to get your selfie taken with sir Paul Smith! Another chance this summer.

The Fashion Museum in Hasselt, Belgium is currently staging “Hello, My Name Is Paul Smith”, an exhibition on the work and inspiration of the English designer sir Paul Smith. The exhibition sheds light on what inspired Paul to create his collections, recreates several scenes from his life with items provided by the fashion designer, but also allows you to get your photo taken with sir Paul Smith.

Paul Smith stores around the world are full of photos and paintings that have provided inspiration for the designer. Many of the paintings and snaps are also on show in Hasselt.

Interesting too is the Button Wall. The present exhibition first featured at the Design Museum in London before moving on to Hasselt. Space in Belgium is greater and the Button Wall had to be extended. It was an awful lot of work sewing all the buttons onto material to fill the wall and I’m told even the Fashion Museum’s director was enlisted to make sure the display was ready on time!

Love this men’s cotton jacket from embroidered Afghan blankets (this illustration) from the collection spring/summer 2005. For me a timeless piece that fits very well in 2015 as well!

Fashion Museum

Gasthuisstraat 11

3500 Hasselt, Belgium

Sources:

http://www.modemuseumhasselt.be/#/tentoonstelling/hallo-mijn-naam-is-paul-smith-hello-my-name-is-paul-smith/nl/id/140

Fashion illustration by Linda Zoon 

http://www.lindazoon.nl

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