PARED is the brainchild of Samantha Stevenson and Edward Baker, an inspired fusion of the Australian duo’s respective design skills and fashion industry know-how. Since their launch in 2011, the sunglasses brand has enjoyed an astronomical rise in the fashion world for their distinctive shapes and strong design philosophy.

The PARED commitment to quality is second to none, and they pride themselves on their handmade frames, using the finest materials and technologies to make eyewear with a long lifespan as a top priority. They employ lightweight, hypoallergenic acetate that retains their vivid pigments, and use shatterproof and scratch-resistant lenses sourced from Japan. Keeping the harsh antipodean climate in mind, the lenses offer UV400 protection, meeting high Australian standards.

Their approach to design is rooted in a sensory experience of the world, inspired by architecture, art and the pair’s global travels. Every PARED style is a study in contrasts, balancing the masculine and feminine, and playing with tradition and innovation. Bold, ‘60s inspired oversized shapes are met with a muted palette of warm, earth tones and rose gold accents, while streamlined silhouettes draw on the pastel yellow and sunset pink tones of Moroccan architecture for truly statement frames.

PARED’s overarching commitment to wearability underpins their daring designs, ensuring that the collections will stand the test of time, and become a favourite in your accessories wardrobe. THE ICONIC’s edit of PARED eyewear offers a range of distinctive, fashion-forward styles to make your own.