Paul Smith and David Bowie

Friends throughout their careers, Paul Smith has teamed up with David Bowie for a series of special collaborations to celebrate the musician’s critically acclaimed new album The Next Day, out now on Columbia Records.

Working together earlier in the year on the official T-Shirt for the album, the latest instalment of the collaboration is a limited-edition red vinyl of the LP.

The limited edition record is exclusive to Paul Smith with Paul himself selecting the distinctive translucent colour – David Bowie has never produced a red vinyl studio album before. The vinyl is available in selected Paul Smith shops and wholesalers, including Selfridges and Nottingham Music Exchange. Eighty copies signed by Paul Smith are available now via
In March, Paul Smith kicked off the Bowie partnership with the official T-shirt for the album which featured the artwork for The Next Day, printed on organic cotton, complemented by simple 'Paul Smith for David Bowie' insignia. The artwork, designed by Jonathan Barnbrook, is itself a nod to Bowie's iconic Heroes album cover, which was photographed by Masayoshi Sukita, a friend of Paul Smith and recent exhibitor at Paul Smith's Space gallery in Tokyo.  The men's t-shirt is available now via, the same T-shirt in women's fits is also available via
"David Bowie has worn a lot of Paul Smith throughout his career and I was excited and delighted when asked if I would do the official T-Shirt for his album The Next Day. There will also be some other great things coming up later in the year." Paul explains.
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Posted on 16th May 2013