Design Museum By Hannah Akther Year 7
On Thursday 28th November, the Art Textiles Specialist Group went to the Design Museum to look at the ‘Hello, My Name Is Paul Smith’ exhibition. There were many things to look at such at fashion, furniture, sketches and videos.
We looked at the fashion first. There were many unique designs, ranging from very British like the Union Flag silk dress to something very unique like the coat with sleeves actually cut into it. Many of the designs had bold colours and interesting designs, making them very unique.
Next, we saw designs. While we were taking the tour of the exhibition, we noticed some designs of Paul Smith’s. They were men’s designs and they were very interesting. They looked very normal but when you look at them closer, you will see that there was something eccentric about each of them, despite the clarity of them.
Another thing we saw were many of his other designs and his ‘pretend’ office. He has made many furniture designs and the pretend office was very interesting to look at. The contents was unexpected because I thought it would be sleek, colourful and professional (honest opinion) but it ended up full of an array of many different sources of inspiration. Things with interesting designs, shapes and colour patterns.
We also watched a video ‘A Day In A Fashion Show’. It was all about learning how Paul Smith get’s his ideas, how he creates fashion and seeing the final result. We saw where he got inspiration, how he combines technology with tradition into his fashion, what it is like to be working as a fashion designer like himself, a behind-the-scenes on a fashion show and the actual show and how it is performed.
Overall, we had a lot of fun and interest in the exhibition. It was unique, colourful and fun, in a nutshell!
Asima Patel adds:
“I think the trip was creative as he used many objects to create such good things. I think the rabbit bin was creative. I also like the were there was a wall full of buttons it looked amazing. It was a great experience to see such work like Paul Smith’s. He designed inspiring clothes like dresses,t-shirts,coats with very skilled designs and pattern as well.