Art, Fashion, Music & Paul Smith UNCUT


At the Archive last Wednesday Paul Smith invited three artists to immerse themselves in the Paul Smith brand for inspiration, and display their work at a live art event. Yasmin Richie exhibited STORYLINES UNCUT, a limited edition collection based on the original Storylines concept.

“All the designs in the Storyline collection are inspired by films. I wanted to show the colour palette of a film without any imagery and the stripes were the perfect way to do it – they are abstract and colourful yet understated, very much like the Paul Smith stripes."


“What I love about the Paul Smith brand is that it’s very classic and elegant, but has an eclectic edge to it that makes the brand fun and playful while still being quintessentially British. These are very much the values I try to adhere to in my own work so it’s an honour for me to be associated with Paul Smith,” she added.

The pieces on display from the UNCUT collection included Storylines inspired by; The King's Speech, Avatar, Scarface, City of Life, The Shawshank Redemption and Star Wars - The Empire Strikes Back. In addition, there was also a special limited edition piece created using the 1997 Living with the Lions documentary signed by British Lions legend Paul Wallace.



Storylines UNCUT 

Storylines UNCUT considers the nature of an uncut film, an uncensored version, a piece of art much less seen, but as the artist originally intended.
Yasemin Richie’s original Storylines, inspired by classic films, deconstructs and manipulates the colour of a film in order to represent each one in a fixed format as a passive design. The collection embodies the style, feel and original composition of the film and recreates its visual impact as an abstract colour palette on a printed medium. Each piece, regardless of size, is printed to CinemaScope dimensions to reflect the design inherent in the originating media. With an element of nostalgia, these contemporary pieces tell the story of a film through linier depictions of shades and hues of various colour.
Building on the original Storylines concept, UNCUT is a limited edition art collection offering Storylines in a raw, unadulterated form.
Each title in the collection is available in 3 different sizes in the following limited editions:
80x31cm limited edition of 150
120x47cm limited edition of 100
160x62cm limited edition of 50
The collection is not currently on public display. Please contact for further information.