PARED EYEWEAR is the creation of founder and creative director Samantha Stevenson and her partner Edward Baker. In 2011, Samantha’s design skills, coupled with Edward’s strong background in both fashion and retail industries, led the duo to set about creating a challenger brand in the global eyewear market while based in Sydney, Australia.
Samantha’s creative philosophy focuses on wearability while pushing the boundaries of conventional design and still staying true to eyewear fundamentals of high quality materials, smooth shapes and lasting comfort.
Pared launched with five unique styles in the summer of 2012. Since then, the brand has released a further four collections, with each range taking inspiration from places and eras evocative of sunny days and endless summers.
Pared collections and collaborations are eagerly anticipated, with the brand gaining a strong customer and influencer following across the globe. Samantha’s unique use of colour combinations and distinctive cutaway detailing, as well as her unusual material and surface treatments, ensure a point of difference among other eyewear brands.
In 2016, Pared also responded to demand for an optical range – adapting and evolving existing styles for this expanded market.
Pared has been seen on a number of celebrities including Miley Cyrus and Katy Perry; supermodel Helena Christensen and fashion bloggers Margaret Zhang, Rocky Barnes and Susie Bubble. Both Pared as a brand and Samantha as a leading Australian designer have also been featured in editorials for Australian and international magazines such as Elle, Oyster, RUSSH and Interview.
Pared is also known for its successful collaborations with fashion labels, creating covetable limited edition frames. Notable partnerships include fusion lines with Australian jewellery label POMS and cult Australian fashion labels Emma Mulholland, Ginger & Smart and Krystle Knight.
In 2016 Pared collaborated with US influencer Rocky Barnes, featuring her as the face of the 2016 Catch You Round collection and as a collaborator in a small capsule collection (Rocky Barnes X Pared).
In 2016 Pared Eyewear was the first eyewear brand to be accepted into the Australian Fashion Chamber.
Our eyewear components are chosen with a long life span in mind.
FRAMES – The frame is handmade using high quality 6mm acetates. We use a number of quality suppliers with core acetates from DAICEL and Mazzucelli. Acetate is lightweight, flexible & hypo allergenic. The properties of acetate allow it to retain a vibrant pigment in many different shades and combinations.
LENSES – Pared offers a selection of both solid, gradient & mirror CR39 lenses. We use high quality Japanese lens suppliers as well as Carl Zeiss optics. Our lenses are lightweight, shatterproof and scratch resistant with a great clarity of vision. Cr39 lenses have superior heat and chemical resistance. All pared lenses meet the strictest Australian & NZ standards as well as International standards. The lenses offer UV400 protection and 100% UVA & UVB protection.
METAL DETAIL & HINGES – All metal is either titanium (known for its strength and durability whilst being very light) or staineless steel. Both nickel free & hypo allergenic.
SCREWS – We use OBE German rubber dipped screws to ensure a strong and durable hinge connection for long term wear.
WARRANTY – We pride ourselves on a lovely product made with care and attention to detail. We offer a custom pared case & pouch to protect your glasses as well as a 1 year warranty against manufacturing faults. We also offer a repair service for our glasses. Please contact us – firstname.lastname@example.org for any enquiries.
OPTICAL FRAMES & PRESCRIPTION – Most of our sunglasses frames can be scripted with an optical lens. Please contact us for more information.