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RES/REI Essences – the autumn designs

A balance of transparency and colour

As the new season embraces the artistic effects of transparency and colour in eyewear design (see https://www.eyestylist.com/trend-bulletin-issue-5/), artisan brands have selected refined and unique crystal materials to highlight the see-through aesthetic of the frame. The variation of styles in the perfume inspired collection at RES/REI – the Italian design label – excite the eye with a vibrancy of style. The glasses in the collection are delicately shaped and characterized by temples with metal details. The effect of the material with translucency and colour is surprising when worn, highlighting the eyes and illuminating the natural colours of the eyes and skin. Above: an expression of the season’s subtle colorations, model Aloe features a natural colour combination inspired by the shades of the Mediterranean landscape – the frames has a chic ‘sculpted’ look

A classic style by RES/REI: Model Peppermint

The strong character of the hexagonal shape of model Peppermint fuses with a sophisticated play of overlapping lines. The frame is available in a variety of soft tones.

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Since 2012, RES/REI has produced a curated collection of artisan frames, which evolve through experimentation and a highly developed palette of bespoke colours and beautifully designed forms. To find out more visit www.resrei.com

Black sunglasses to try now

An autumn/winter “staple piece”

Modern, moody, and definitely a must-have this season, the black sunglasses shape you choose can look edgy or classic, whatever your predilection for styling up this Autumn. A favourite, iconic colour in sunwear through fashion decades, the key shape for black sunglasses right now errs towards the 1990s elongated cats eye or  “70s” shaped squarish lens. We love the warmth and style of a colored lens for the current season, but for those who desire their retro classic, black on black is chic and strong. Above: Street style: Paige Reifler at Paris Fashion Week – photographed by Gennaro D’Elia exclusively for Eyestylist.com.

Eco-friendly eyewear: Ogjort by EOE Eyewear with a sculpted look and thick rim

Model Ogjort by EOE Eyewear is an angular design created in the company’s ‘eco-friendly’ acetate made from wood and cotton pulp. The cat eye design has a trendy sculpted look and a ‘Northern black’ lens colour that just reveals the eyes. https://eoe-eyewear.com

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Model Crestwood by Erker’s – adding a touch of colour

The impact of a black frame and colored lens provides a beautiful touch in lower natural sunlight of autumn/winter.  Model Crestwood by US label Erker’s has a strong, bold square acetate frame available in a dark “moon crater” tone with temples in a contrasting tortoise finish. For more on Erker’s visit https://erkers1879.com

Subtle and timeless: model Garland by SALT. Optics

Model Garland from the Californian eyewear brand SALT. Optics has a sweet oval lens shape with a hint of the cat eye in the form of the outer frame. The shape derives from classic women’s eyeglasses of the 1950’s and 60s.  The matt black Japanese acetate frame with crimson lens tone is an ideal combination to match with the current season’s apparel. Find out more at https://saltoptics.comThis feature was written by Clodagh Norton / EYESTYLIST.com. All rights reserved.

Mykita in Mexico City

Beautiful Roma Norte district welcomes the handcrafted eyewear brand

The elegant tree-lined boulevard Colima (Roma Norte) interspersed with Art Deco houses has seen the opening of the new MYKITA Shop, housed in a 1950s Bauhaus-inspired building. The store is designed to offer an ‘immersive’ MYKITA experience, with three levels and an overall space of 700 square metres. Alongside their established design classics and latest eyewear collections which are all handcrafted at the MYKITA HAUS in Berlin, the shop – as is typical of the German brand’s retail concept – offers a comprehensive optical service with state-of-the-art instruments and lenses by ZEISS.

MYKITA, Mexico City: new interior

The interior architectural concept seeks to preserve the open, airy character of the building, originally conceived as a flower shop with large windows and two interior fountains now repurposed as large planters. Visitors access the first floor directly via the external stairs and are welcomed into a spacious eyewear gallery with consultation areas. The current collections are displayed on the freestanding curved MYKITA WALL; the laboratory used for lens cutting and fitting, frame adjustments and repairs sits just behind the reception desk. Stunning white terrazzo flooring, oak furniture and pastel blue powder-coated steel furnishings come together to achieve a clean and effortless composition of colour and surfaces that is characteristically in tune with the MYKITA aesthetic.

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On the split level, an eye-opening experience of Mexican coffee awaits: inspired by the sensory world of MYKITA and Colonia Roma, the Laboratorio coffee bar is the latest brainchild from the makers behind the third-wave coffee institution Rompeolas – a steam of coffee experts dedicated to exploring, recovering, conserving and valuing the flavours of the best coffee beans produced in Mexico.

MYKITA now has 16 shops worldwide in Bangkok, Barcelona, Berlin, Hamburg, Los Angeles, Munich, New York, Osaka, Paris, Taipei, Tokyo, Washington and Zurich. www.mykita.com

Eyestylist Exclusive / Beauty in the detail: Diffuser Tokyo

Fine accessories from Japan use “Kasuri-zome” technique – written by Clodagh Norton

The latest artisan cord styles by Diffuser Tokyo are testament to Japanese craft and a specialty dyeing technique which originates from Kyoto, the capital of Japan’s traditional textile production. The cords are completely distinctive, with a wonderful graduated or “ombré ” colour effect from light to dark in different natural colorations of blue, red, khaki and grey. Above: the new cords at Diffuser Tokyo – handmade in Japan

Close up of the Diffuser Tokyo cords with the unique “Kasuri-zome” graduated dye effect

“Kasuri-zome” – the traditional dying technique – is a time honored dip-dyeing technique involving multiple stages, all of which are done by hand to achieve the final result. For the cords, the process for the colours of the cords involves dyeing two different colours at both ends – at the centre they overlap to create the beautiful effect of graduated tones.

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Diffuser Tokyo: high-quality Japanese design with colours created by the kasuri zome artisans

Diffuser Tokyo is a specialist producer of fine eyewear accessories, created in natural materials with original timeless designs. They are beautiful to use or wear as well as practical. Their products are available at fine eyewear stores around the world. Find out more: www.diffuser-tokyo.com

Into autumn: statement-making at Essedue

Contemporary Italian design, manufactured the ‘old-fashioned’ way

The new styles at Essedue, the Italian label, evoke a mood of the season, with large, bold sunglass shapes that provide full coverage and trendy, dramatic design. Above: model wears matt black sunglasses (Gladiator) with dark lenses – hiding the eyes for an air of intrigue

Wrangler by Essedue Sunglasses

For those who love sculptural, angular styles right now, model Wrangler has the signature feel of an Essedue sunglass…a powerful cat eye shape with wide rim has the indented decorative feature on either side to add extra  spice to the feel of the shape.

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Commander by Essedue: a new multi-sided design from the Italian label

Multi-sided shapes are a huge trend for the next months and the larger the better in the sunglasses category! The Commander by Essedue is available in three different colorways of black, tortoise and Havana, with a contrasting temple tone and coordinating smokey lens.

About Essedue: the brand is based in Italy and all its frames are produced in its own factory in Irpinia near Naples using the traditional techniques and artisan expertise of Italian craftsmen and women. Essedue was created out of a family experience of three generations in the eyewear business of which Stefano Scauzillo has been the heir since 2012. Born in an optician’s shop, he continued his studies and apprenticeship in the eyewear sector until he fulfilled his dream of making eyewear in his own unique factory where acetate frames are a particular specialism. For more details about Essedue’s Made in Italy collection visit www.esseduesunglasses.com This feature was written by Clodagh Norton for Eyestylist.com – all rights reserved.