Traditional writing with pen and paper has become a bit of a lost cause in the battle with technology, but those that know me well know that I prefer keeping my ideas and notes in a notebook rather than digitally. Personally I just like the freedom of writing anywhere I please, whether it’s between the lines or just crossing out mistakes and doodling. So it’s cool to know that one of my most respected English fashion designers Sir Paul Smith shares this same preference.
According to Smith, he always carries along with him a small Rhodia pad to write down whatever affects him, moves him and amuses him at any time of the day. His first collection for Rhodia came out in 2005 and was a success. He followed up this year to help celebrate the 75th birthday of the padmaker by putting his signature name and stripes on the pad for the collection.
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