Tuesday, September 28


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Paul Smith’s Strip goes back to Mini’s origins | Digital Trends Spanish

There is no doubt that when in the mid-1950s Sir Alec Issogonis, the Turkish-born English automotive designer of the now-defunct British Motor Corporation, laid the foundation for a tiny city car with a revolutionary cross-engine layout and front-wheel drive, it could not have been imagined that its creation would ignite a technological and cultural revolution, much less that more than half a century later, it would become the sophisticated, and enormous in comparison, vehicle that we know today as the Mini. The ties between the Issigonis Mini, and the current BMW-owned Mini, are limited to visual familiarity and the fact that they share the same name. However, British fashion designer Paul Smith took it upon himself to create a version of the current Mini inspired by Issigonis' ideas ...