In addition to being a fashion designer, Paul Smith also has a foundation: The Paul Smith Foundation, to which he mentors designers. Jean Paul Gaultier is like this, and has tapped design talent to collaborate with for his couture collections. Understanding the importance of giving back, renowned designers as such knows that no one gets where they are in life without someone giving a person a chance. Smith has received help and mentorship over the years, so he loves to give back- he thrives on it. Smith and Priya Ahluwalia have just collaborated on a limited-edition capsule collection after both London-based designers have fostered a friendship.
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