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Hot Summer Sunglasses from Oliver Peoples and Paul Smith

Oliver Peoples and Paul Smith are both iconic design houses, with the first being founded in America and the second in Britain by Sir Paul Smith himself. Oliver Peoples creates sought-after prescription glasses and sunglasses under the company’s name, and is also the official licensee of Paul Smith Spectacles.

Each brand creates eyewear that perfectly relates to their roots, and is made from materials of the highest possible quality. Their sunglasses can be purchased at EyeQ Optometrists around the country, and both labels have rolled out exciting collections for summer 2015.

The Latest from Oliver Peoples

The blend of great vintage design and laid-back Los Angeles style that Oliver Peoples is so well-known for definitely shines through in the 2015 sunglasses designs. In fact, this year’s full collection is actually called ‘I Love You LA’, and collaborators have drawn on the city’s rich history of iconic art, architecture and Hollywood culture. It’s probably best described as a balance between Bohemia and sophistication, with a good dose of glamour as well.

The campaign’s photoshoot and short film use the historic Boyd House to drive this casually chic look home and certainly highlights the superb style that the brand is renowned for. The range comes in several shapes and colours, so everyone should be able to channel their inner Gregory Peck or Ingrid Bergman.

As usual there are not really any sharp angles, although there are some great boxy designs if this is your preference. Wearing a pair of Oliver Peoples sunglasses is the quickest way to make you feel like you’re soaking up the Hollywood sunshine, no matter where you are.

Paul Smith’s Newest Designs

On the other side of the pond, Paul Smith’s 2015 sunglasses collection maintains his usual aesthetic. Smith’s designs are known to be charmingly whimsical with a modern twist, and always proudly and unmistakably British. In addition to having a great look they’ve also been precisely engineered to ensure a really comfortable fit.

The frames and lenses of the sunglasses are both in a variety of neutral tones, and wearing any pair will remind you why they call it Cool Britannia. The slogan for Paul Smith’s eyewear is Imminently Collectable, and the range certainly has an undeniably cool factor.

Making the Right Choice

Whether you feel like evoking the laid-back glamour of Los Angeles with Oliver Peoples, or the hip and whimsical trends of Britain with Paul Smith, you’ll find the sunglasses to suit your look at EyeQ.

For further professional assistance in making a decision between these two great brands, pop into your nearest optometric branch, where you can try on an assortment of frames to find the ones that really suit your style.

People often choose to sunglasses by Oliver and by Paul, rather than choosing one over the other. Buying more than one pair of sunglasses, and even building a whole collection, means you always have options for whatever outfit or mood you’re in. Use your sunglasses as a way to express your personality – the eyes are, after all, the windows to the soul. Do yourself the favour of framing them well!

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