Designer Paul Smith Talks with SKOLKOVO Alumni about Career, Business, and Sources of Inspiration
Thursday, 17 November 2016
On November 17, 2016, the Moscow School of Management SKOLKOVO received a guest—Sir Paul Smith, an outstanding entrepreneur and knighthood holder. Paul Smith, who opened his first store with an area of 9 square metres at the age of 24 and turned it into one of the world's most recognisable fashion enterprises, is now one of the most influential people of the United Kingdom. The meeting, held in a public talk format, was part of Smith's visit to Moscow, dedicated to the 10th anniversary of the designer's first branded store in GUM.
During the open lecture, Paul Smith shared his views on the organisation of a fashion business, told the audience how he had founded and developed his brand and what he drew inspiration from, and gave practical advice to budding fashion designers making their first steps in the industry. The Editor-in-Chief of the GQ magazine Kim Belov acted as the moderator of the meeting.