Paul Smith is a real rags-to-riches story in the fashion business, working his way up by undertaking both the design and the business aspects of fashion and ultimately building a fashion powerhouse. His designs are often based off classic British clothing but with a flair for rainbow hues that make them stand out from the crowd. His colorful shirts shone a ray of fashion into the drab grey business suit world while the tailoring and structure of his suits is faultless.
His collections are still mainly produced in England with European fabrics and are extremely popular in Japan.
Best location: Westbourne House 122 Kensington Park Road