The other day I visited Paul Smith exhibition at The Ueno Royal Museum in Tokyo Ueno Park.
「HELLO,MY NAME IS PAUL SMITH」
I used to have a Paul Smith Wallet but never had a shirt.
Because it’s too elegant and expensive for me.
I’m a man with plain shirts and active sneakers. That’s Okay.
I remembered when I was a student in London and my friend visited me from Japan.
And he insisted me to go to Paul Smith Shop at Covent Garden.
Inside the shop, I really felt awkward to see those pricey tags
I bought many nice reasonable clothes at Camden Town or other nice flea markets in London those days.
Of course I was a student at that time, I couldn’t afford to buy gorgeous shirts.
But my friend could! (He must have worked a lot to buy Paul Smith )
That was his Dandyism. I think.
Anyway when I knew this exhibition coming to Tokyo, I wanted to feel Lovely British Pop Art thing atmosphere created by fashion living legend Paul Smith.
So I invited my friend, he used to be a student at the same time with me in England.
Inside gallery, there were so many visitors (They were so very O-sya-re(おしゃれ) fashionable)
They seemed to be so fascinated by Paul’s works of photos, clothing patterns, cars etc. (even evian!!)