Paul Smith Announces Sentimental Eyewear Collection

Paul Smith Announces Sentimental Eyewear Collection

The designer pays tribute to a late friend with his latest eyewear collaboration.

The designer pays tribute to a late friend with his latest eyewear collaboration.

Text: Jake Viswanath

Paul Smith has recently made a big foray into the eyewear world, teaming up with famed brands like Oakley and Oliver Peoples to cement their mark. But their latest collaboration is a bit more sentimental. Smith is paying tribute to his late friend Tony Gross, who passed in March, by teaming up with his brand Cutler and Gross for a limited-edition collection of eyewear.

“I’ve always had enormous admiration for Cutler and Gross,” Smith said. “Before we sadly lost him this year, Tony Gross was a personal friend of mine.” The unisex range consists of boxy square frames in eight different color options, including a vibrant purple, a couple transparent shades, and the classic black. Each pair was produced by hand at Cutler and Gross’ Italian factory.

The eyewear collection will debut at Smith’s Spring 2019 show during Paris Fashion Week and be available for purchase immediately following. Get a peek at the sleek shades below.

Credits: IMAGE COURTESY OF PAUL SMITH

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