Paul Smith launches a new collection of sunglasses and optical frames for spring/summer ’21. The fourth collection under the license agreement with Cutler and Gross sees the introduction of twelve new designs that highlight Paul’s passion for quintessential British style.
Beautiful frame shapes play with proportion and scale, while bespoke layered acetates draw attention to the artisan craftsmanship. The new collection includes timeless frames that play on Paul’s love of independent design and bold colour. From colourful accented nose pads and patterned temple tips, each style comprises hidden details for the wearer to enjoy.
To quote Paul: ‘the more you look, the more you see’ .
Inspired by the sun-kissed memories of past holidays, the colour palette of the Paul Smith SS21 Eyewear complements the mainline collections. Softer transparent frame colours with dégradé details and gradient lenses have given the larger sun styles a contemporary edge. New lightweight metal frames are comfortable and effortlessly stylish, reflecting the understated spirit of Paul Smith. Not sure which one is for you? Read on to explore key styles in the Collection and their intricate design features.
The Darwin is a quintessential English round frame with high hinges and a generous bridge which offers the ultimate sartorial fit. A versatile acetate frame featuring Paul Smith’s new patterned temple cores, striped metal pins and signature Artist Stripe temple end. The Darwin is available in an array of classic and playful translucent colourways as an Optical and Sunglass.
The Dalton is a substantial acetate optical personifying Paul Smith in style. The expansive colour palette celebrates Paul’s love of vivid colour. Playful yet sophisticated, the Dalton comes in four colours which are matched with a hand painted pin-stripe along the top-line of the frame. Constructed with the Paul Smith patterned temple cores which show through the translucent acetates, the Dalton Optical is a versatile square frame with a petite 48mm lens.
The Dylan is a classic oversized full metal aviator elevated with the spirit of Paul Smith. Striking and refined, it features new enamelled Artist Stripe detailing on the internal temples ends, along with stripe patterned rims and ‘P’ nose pads for a sophisticated finish. The Dylan Sunglass is a timeless shape offering versatile style for all summer occasions, available four masculine colourways including Gold, Silver, Gun Metal and Matt Black.
The Darcy is a beautifully oversized rounded cat eye featuring new Paul Smith Artist Stripe hinges with enamel coloured detailing. Offering an array of classic colours and new custom dégradé acetates which reflect Paul Smith’s love of eclectic colours, the Darcy Sunglass is elevated with new thicker temples which offer dimension and emphasise the design and quality craftsmanship.
The Delany is the ultimate ‘cover-up’, square unisex sunglass. Designed with high hinges and a slightly narrower bridge, it offers a universal fitting where it can be worn slightly undersized for males, or as an oversized female sunglass.
Featuring Paul Smith patterned temple cores and internal Artist Stripe branded temple ends, the Delany’s new frontal patterned metal pins complete the retro look. The Sunglass is available in a mix of classic and translucent single-coloured acetates that capture the spirit of Paul Smith .
The Paul Smith SS21 Collection is available online and from Cutler and Gross stores and stockists internationally. Discover the full Collection here; Paul Smith SS21 Eyewear.