Paul Smith has collaborated with the Isle of Man Post Office to design a prestigious collection of seven stamps to celebrate the London 2012 Olympic and Paralympic Games.
As a lifelong follower of the World Cycling, Paul Smith was honoured to be asked to participate in this project by the Isle of Man Post Office. The island is home to heroic Olympic Cyclist, and good friend of Paul Smith, Mark Cavendish. Mark will start as one of the favourites in the Men’s Road Race, which has been chosen as the first Cycling event at the Games. The starting line on the Mall, with Buckingham Palace as the backdrop will surely be an inspiration to the Team GB cycling team. It is estimated the race will attract the single biggest crowd of the Games, with an estimated 2 million people anticipated to line the 156 Mile course.
The Paul Smith Isle of Man stamps will be officially released on 1st January 2012 and will be available to buy from Paul Smith shops globally.
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We’ve always been smithie fans here at Kitmeout. The geezer has an uncanny knack of crossing the divide whether generational or cultural. So keeping up to speed with the chap we’ve grabbed some latest news — worth a butchers for sure:
Smithie’s just come back from a 10 day trip to Japan where he’s been doing many things; showing his new collections, celebrating the 20th Anniversary of one of his shops, taking photographs for an Italian Magazine of a Japanese stylists apartment, and the grand finale was holding his first ever fashion show in Japan and his first ever show including men and women’s. The show was held on the invitation of the Tokyo Fashion Week and his was the opening show.
Hat’s off to Smithie!
Paul Smith shows his SS09 collection in Paris, Carrousel du Louvre – Salle Lenotre 99 Rue de Rivoli 75001 Paris. The feedback from buyers and press alike was great.
“Paul Smith designs a deckchair for the Royal Parks Foundation. This summer the Royal Parks will feature hundreds of colourful designer deckchairs amongst the more traditional, green candy striped seats.
Deckchairs Dreams celebrates the arrival of summer in London through the creative vision of twenty five artists including Paul Smith, Mario Testino and Alexander McQueen who have designed individual works of art for the canvases of the deckchairs.
One of each design will be auctioned off to raise funds for The Royal Parks Foundation and further reproductions will be distributed around the five central Royal Parks (Kensington Gardens, Hyde Park, Green Park, St Jamesâ€™ Park and Regentâ€™s Park) for everyone to sit on and enjoy between July and October 2006.”