The Paul Smith Orsett is a unisex model from the Paul Smith sunglasses range, that comes in five different frame/lenses combination. These double-bridge aviator sunglasses feature gradient lenses in violet, gray or olive colour. With its smart and clean cut design this model stay true to the classic Paul Smith design. The Orsett has only minimal branding (Paul Smith signature featured on the temple tip) and a "Smile" Paul Smith scripture embossed on the interior arm. The cushion silicone nose pads and acetate temple tips provide additional comfort and fit.
British fashion designer, Paul Smith originally aspired to become a professional cyclist however due to an incident this dream was no longer in his reach. During his hospital recovery, the designer made friends with people from the nearby arts college and was soon introduced to the hip, bohemian art scene. From then, Smith knew that he wanted to be a part of the arts industry. In 1976, Paul Smith displayed his first clothing collection in Paris which received positive comments.
The company’s first eyewear collection was launched in 1994 by the licensed producer and distributor, Luxottica. Staying true to tradition and classic British style, the company’s collection of apparel and accessories really shows off its English heritage and craftsmanship. Paul Smith sunglasses are made from premium materials sourced from Italy, France and England so expect high-quality products. Every item is produced either in the UK or Italy, nowhere else. The sunglasses collection for men consists of classic and iconic designs such as aviators and brow-line styles. The sunglasses collection for women consists of retro-inspired designs that are modern yet still quite classic. Cat-eye, over-sized round and over-sized square styles are popular models from the brand’s collection.
The frames and spectacles are practical but also have a fun edge - for which the Paul Smith Orsett is a perfect example. Some of the designs will have the multi-stripe colourful signature which is part of the detailing and style but also shows its authenticity. Each pair of frames is unique to the wearer choosing from different shapes and colours. They are a whimsical classic.