It was 1979 when Paul Smith showed his first menswear collection under his eponymous label. His inspiration came from traditional English menswear and his passion for cycling, modern art, the Rolling Stones, and Miles Davis. Now, nearly 40 years later, Paul Smith is the premier English designer. The brand anticipates what’s next in fashion and even sparks trends of its own. Paul Smith is still in control of his brand as the head designer, making sure every collection and each piece has a respect for tradition with a sense of mischief.