Paul Smith Unveils an Iconic Collaboration with The Rolling Stones

The Rolling Stones returns with ‘Hackney Diamonds’.

The fashion and music worlds have collided once again, with Paul Smith x The Rolling Stones collaborating on a limited-edition vinyl and collectable T-shirt release.

The vinyl, titled ‘Hackney Diamonds’, marks the band’s first studio album in 18 years – and it does not disappoint.

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As a longtime friend and supporter of Sir Mick Jagger, Keith Richards, and Ronnie Wood, Paul Smith was thrilled to lend his creative touch to the album’s exclusive vinyl design. The result is a breathtaking photoprint rendering of smashed glass, referencing the album’s dynamic title – a nod to East End slang for broken glass.

Taken from a press statement, Paul Smith expressed his thoughts on the collaboration.

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“I consider it an incredible honour to work with Mick, Keith, and Ronnie on this exciting collaboration – as a brand, we’ve always had a close relationship with the music business, and I count The Rolling Stones as one of my all-time musical heroes. As well as being a fan, I’m also lucky enough to be able to call the band friends. It goes without saying that Hackney Diamonds is a phenomenal album, with a fearless spirit. For this launch, I wanted to create something that stayed true to the vision that the band set out – with a few subtle Paul Smith ‘twists’, as we call them.”

This design feature has been a signature of Paul Smith’s fashion work since the ‘80s when he pioneered the use of photo prints in clothing.

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The vinyl sleeve incorporates the band’s signature red colour with Paul’s distinctive handwriting for the band name and tracklist. The vinyl itself features a sticker with a new version of The Rolling Stone’s iconic tongue logo, incorporating Paul’s Signature Stripe.

But the real star of the show is the album itself.

Hackney Diamonds features 12 new tracks, including the roaring new single ‘Angry,’ which was released on 6 September 2023.

Recorded in various studios – London, New York, LA, and Nassau – around the world, the album is produced by 2021 Grammy Producer of the Year, Andrew Watt.

Don’t miss your chance to own a piece of history – The Rolling Stones x Paul Smith collaboration is a true masterpiece that will be celebrated for years to come.

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All images courtesy of Paul Smith


Amalina Anuar is the Digital Director of Harper's Bazaar Malaysia. From covering the latest runway trends to the hottest happenings in Kuala Lumpur, she also delves deep into all things lifestyle and beauty.