Sarah Jessica Parker collaborating with Sunglass Hut

Sarah Jessica Parker

Sarah Jessica Parker has teamed up with Sunglass Hut to create an exclusive style of shades.

The actress's SJP by Sarah Jessica Parker shoe line has collaborated with the eyewear retailer to make a new sunglass shape, which will be sold in five colourways including black and tortoiseshell.

The Sex and the City star wanted "to create a large frame that was inspired by the past but felt modern and wearable for many" and ended up designing an oversized shield-like shape frame with the "SJP" logo at the temple.

"We were working off an old and beloved pair of glasses no longer produced," Parker told WWD. "I owned a pair of shield-shaped sunglasses in the '90s that I absolutely loved, and I was so sad when they were discontinued... People would ask me where to buy this style and now I can happily say they are available at Sunglass Hut."

The collaboration marks the 54-year-old's first foray into eyewear with a retailer and she was determined to create a versatile style.

"It was very important to me when creating this collection that they would be an accessory I would want to wear all the time, no matter the occasion," she said of the design.

The packaging for the collection is similar to what is used for her shoe collection, which she founded in 2014, and resembles the shoeboxes and pouches found in her stores.

The sunglasses, which retail for $159 (£129), will launch on 3 October in Sunglass Hut stores and its website.

To mark the launch, the Divorce actress will take part in an intimate chat hosted by Sunglass Hut in New York on the same day.

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