Paul Smith had to face a serious accident while riding on his bike which broke the dream of becoming a professional racing-cyclist. This accident has compelled him to change his mind from becoming a racing cyclist to take interest in other profession of life like fashion. Born in 1946 in Nottingham, Smith established a store in his hometown in 1970 and started selling his early designs that showed the kinds of clothing he loved but not buy at some other places. He started attending evening classes for fashion designs and continuously working with his wife, Pauline Denyer who has passed his graduation in 1976 at the Royal College of Arts, and exhibiting the full range of male collection in Paris.
He prepared dresses by carving them in splendid look that will mix the best of traditional English taste with unusual or witty prints, Smith got ready the costumes in late ‘70s. He continued his working in ‘80s also by putting boxer shorts back on the fashion map. Then he set up stores in New York in 1987 and in Paris in 1993. At this moment this designer has 300 shops in Japan and also presents a vast range of female collection in 1994 and clothing for children along with items, books, jewelry, perfumes, pens, carpets and china.
In the year 2001, Smith was awarded with Knight and his company started working in about thirty five countries in the world. He exhibited his autumn/winter 2005 male dresses collection along with his tartan tailoring and trilbies which were sideways looking at the ‘60s for his male collection and he also taught a lesson in clash and contrast and put trousers with checked jackets and floral shirts.