Paul Smith is a British-born international designer and entrepreneur. His clothing designs are sold in over 70 countries worldwide, and he was knighted by Queen Elizabeth II in 2001. In this video, Smith talks about his new contribution to the Leica Camera line and his history with photography. Smith has had a close relationship with photography since the age of 11 when his father bought him his first camera. He continues his photography today by shooting advertisements for his own fashion collection and magazines. He always carries a camera with him to capture any moment that arises.
The Leica X2 Edition Paul Smith combines Smith’s ‘classic with a twist’ philosophy with Leica Camera’s technology. Because of his photography and design background, Smith describes the collaboration on this project as a natural process. The finished product has Smith’s unique style and Leica Camera’s quality. The Leica X2 Edition Paul Smith was introduced at “LEICA – DAS WESEN TLICHE” on September 17, 2012. This special edition is limited to 1,500 cameras making it highly collectible by both Leica Camera connoisseurs and lovers of exclusive lifestyle products.
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