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In Episode 2 of Season 2, Suzy is joined by Paul Smith who’s celebrating 50 years in fashion. Smith reveals the plans for his anniversary, and how - with his wife Pauline - he has built the Paul Smith label over half a century.

Sir Paul, knighted by the Queen of England in 2000, opens his soul in the conversation, revealing his wisdom - showing how he built his entire fashion empire, root to branch, over the last five decades. His company was founded in one tiny store in Nottingham and has grown into a global business in five continents.

Smith takes Suzy through the layers of quirky objects and funky toy animals sent to his London studio by his doting clients. There is probably a bicycle buried somewhere among the lines of books!

Produced by Natasha Cowan @tashonfash
Edited by Tim Thornton @timwthornton
Music by @joergzuber.
Graphics by Paul Wallis.
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