The Paul Smith story began in 1970 when, whilst managing his first boutique in Nottingham, Paul Smith was encouraged by his future wife Pauline Denyer to take tailoring classes. Here, Paul found his passion and by 1976 he showed his first collection in Paris under his own label, Paul Smith. After decades of service to the British fashion industry, Paul was rewarded for his outstanding designs with a knighthood in 2000.
His designs have become a worldwide fashion icon that is unmistakably English and represents the personality of Paul Smith by mixing old and new. Neutral understated tones sit alongside more bold colours that offer an undeniably cool look.
The eyewear collection offers fashion-forward, handcrafted frames and sunglasses in a variety of styles from confident shapes to classic vintage inspired designs.
All frames feature the “Handmade in Italy” signature detailing in Paul’s handwriting, adding a personal touch whilst highlighting the quality and craftsmanship within each frame.
To see the latest collection of frames and sunglasses for men and for women, call in to Claudine Ickeringill Opticians, Chichester.
In the words of Paul Smith:
‘Real style comes from within and should be an expression of your personality and also lifestyle and job’