Ever since 1978 when Professor Ferdinand Alexander Porsche created the P’8478 (the world’s first sunglasses with an interchangeable lens) eyewear was advanced forever. Announcing the new partnership with actor and race car driver Patrick Dempsey, 2021 ushers in the P’8928 with a sleek, modern squared aviator design, as suave as the actor enthralled with the world of motorsports.
The high-level design allows the wearer to change lenses, whatever the lifestyle. “It’s as quick as a pit stop,” jokes Dempsey. The adaptability allows for how you see the light and what suits the need, utilizing the Porsche Design innovative VISION DRIVE™ lens technology. Whether needing polarized lenses or a soft gradient, the feather light titanium frames surround the state-of-the-art lenses for an ultimate and fashionable shade.
“I love the engineering,” adds Dempsey. The titanium frames are nickel and chrome free, “They really are suited for motorsports and daily life.” The luxury eyewear pieces often become heirlooms, awing to their timeless design—as relevant today as they were during their 70s inception. The P’8928 P Collector’s Edition glasses are available in dark grey and black as a tribute to Dempsey’s Hollywood style; the “P” color code is named after Patrick. The decades of experience allow Porsche innovators to learn from their own colleagues in the automotive departments to help further the design in eyewear utilizing inventive materials and puristic design.
Approaching his ambassadorship as he does in his personal and professional life, Dempsey explains the pillars of his method: teamwork, vision, goals, and how to achieve those goals.
P’8928 P Collector’s Edition with case and interchangeable lenses
“When you’re around people who have achieved great things, there is a stillness in them, there is a humility, and there is a quiet light that just burns bright,” reflects Dempsey, “I think that is what greatness is. There is a humility, there’s a quiet confidence and there’s this really deep fire that’s in there and they know what they do. There’s something about being around athletes or people who have achieved something that’s really quite remarkable and I think those are the qualities that inspire me in people who have accomplished great things and I hope to be able to do and continue to refine myself as a human being and to work on my imperfections on a daily basis. I think through motorsport and through my experience with Porsche I’ve been exposed to a lot of true champions—not only in their chosen sports or professions, but who they are as human beings and how they give back to society.”
The P’8928 P Collector’s Edition is available starting May 1st, 2021 and is available at Porsche Design Stores as well as www.porsche-design.com.
P’8928 P Collector’s Edition on Patrick Dempsey
P’8928 P Collector’s Edition with case and interchangable lenses