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EYESTYLIST – Modern accessories by Diffuser Tokyo: new styles are here

The Japanese brand features new products for discerning customers

Diffuser Tokyo, the accessory brand that leads the trends in leather accessories and cords for eyewear, follows the release of its brand new eyewear stand with new cords, cases and chains. The products are made exclusively in Japan, and are the first of their kind to use Japanese craftsmanship and tradition in fine contemporary optical accessories – with a classy, individual style.

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The new collection for 2022 includes a very fine metal chain design suited to men or women
New chain design at Diffuser Tokyo
Eyewear cases with a vintage-infused style, in natural leather

The Japanese accessories brand is currently using a special dying technique called “Kasuri-zome” to create their artisan cord colorations, and unique materials such as silk for cords and natural leather for stands and cases.  A fine weave modern canvas has been introduced into the mix in a tasteful colour palette, to create a soft, colorful portable case – with leather trim – to hold several items – including spectacles. Diffuser Tokyo accessories are stocked by some of the world’s finest optical boutiques in Japan, Europe and the USA. The full collection by Diffuser Tokyo can be seen at https://diffuser-tokyo.com

Eyestylist exclusive: colours of the season

Beyond the much hyped Pantone colour of the year, the Spring promises a mix up of neutrals, minimal shades and rebellious brights….in the first of a series of tips on colour, we explore three unique looks

Fear not! It’s not just the expressive tone of Very Peri that has caught the eye of the designers in eyewear for Spring. The 2022 mix up throws caution to the wind. In a first peak at what’s coming, we highlight three unique colour groups to brighten the mood.

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Gorgeous grey tones are on-trend for the season – Panto model Lava Flava in the lightweight Quantum High collection by Ørgreen Optics. The frame is pictured on the girl in Dark Skin Grey with Mat Orange. The combination is a good example of a new interpretation of eyewear colour with the strong orange creating contrast on the fine narrow temple. The grey tone is  chic and refined and also pairs very well with delicate pastels. Grey is in vogue for men and women. Find more elegant colours at www.orgreenoptics.com

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Green tones are flourishing

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En mode: a natural green tone pairs perfectly with gold at Lafont Paris: model Julia

This year promises green tones with a vibrancy that feels modern and subtly energising. Tones of mint, sage, olive and pistachio are a nature-lovers paradise of delicacy and style while acid greens pep up darker basics and contrasts. Find the green varieties paired with contrasting colours such as gold or used as a statement tone to re-fresh and revive! For more styles in the Lafont collection visit www.lafont.com

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Orange, burnt umber, right through to honey

VADA’s “cosmic classic” model Zero in honey – released this month

The orange tones are equally welcoming and invigorating in 2022, and take in a whole range of bright neons, burnt umbers, Aperol, tangerines, and holistic and healthy honey shades. Like Vada’s circular Zero in a striking, classic honey, the natural brightness of tones in this palette add warmth and energy with a ‘spritz’ of good cheer.  https://vadajewelry.com

Fleye Copenhagen: a universe of joy and colour

The Copenhagen brand announces new state-of-the-art styles in their Silent Noise collection. Among the selection are four new frames created in HDCA – hard density cellulose acetate – a material with many special qualities

New styles in the Silent Noise collection are characterised by an impressive choice of materials, from carbon/wood combinations – a signature look from Fleye, as well as beta-titanium and acetate. The acetate designs use a hard density material which allows for the creation of frames with a minimal width and depth, providing a very slim and pared-back look while retaining a beautiful glow. Above: model wears the patterned version of model Elsie in the Silent Noise collection – the exquisite coloration offers a wonderfully fun and quirky statement

Model Elsie by Fleye Copenhagen – featuring the beautiful acetate material used by the brand

The frames released include 14 styles in total, the 4 acetate frames, 7 new carbon/wood frames and 3 new beta-titanium frames with subtle details. Each design is representative of the silent movie star Asta Nielsen and “her ability to create a universe full of expression without the use of words.”

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Fleye Copenhagen: the titanium design Margit is subtle and expresssive – a beautiful frame choice for 2022
Stella by Fleye Copenhagen: an almond shape is feminine and full of character

In Silent Noise, a concept first launched by Fleye in September 2021, the design team was inspired by the lifestyle of Asta Nielsen. From an experiment with shattered glass as a symbol of champagne glasses, pearls and feathers and the different movements of the elements which created beautiful shadows and lightnings, unique concepts of design and colour were translated into designs and patterns in the eyewear styles.

A note on Fleye’s HDCA: FLEYE’s acetate frames are made of HDCA (Hard Density Cellulose Acetate) – a special, compressed acetate for ultra-thin, lightweight frames. The acetate frames can be created with a highly polished finish or can be sandblasted to a completely matte finish. Additionally, they can be formed in any shape while weighing extremely little. These features means that there is plenty of room to be creative with form, pattern design and colour combinations. 
Acetate is a natural and hypoallergenic material consisting of organic materials such as cotton and paper pulp. Fleye ‘s acetate frames are manufactured using a unique combination of traditional craftsmanship and modern technology. This requires great precision to create the colours and unique patterns. Find out more about the Silent Noise collection at https://www.eyestylist.com/2021/09/eyestylist-exclusive-cinematic-chic-at-fleye-copenhagen/
For more information about the brand, visit www.fleye.dk

Eyestylist Exclusive: DELEREX™ frames made from 100% waste lenses

Yair Neuman is creating frames from recycled lenses

London-based product designer Yair Neuman has created a line of frames in DELEREX™ – a material made from waste lenses he collects from opticians and glazing labs. “I always wanted to use the material to make frames, he told Eyestylist. “After a period of creating other design objects from the material I was able to adapt it to frame-making and the results are very pleasing. I now make dedicated DELEREX™ slabs for frame cutting and process them using a combination of traditional and non-traditional manufacturing methods. All my frames are made by hand in London.”

First launched as a mini collection produced in collaboration with Cubitts in London last winter (2020)., Neuman set about designing and developing more styles and tweaked the production processes on the way. Now the frames are stocked by leading boutiques including Gogosha in Los Angeles. According to the designer, Julia Gogosha understood the aim of the project immediately.

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Glasses design by Neuman using DELEREX™

Sustainability is one of the core principles of Neuman’s work in general. “Working with recycled waste rather than using virgin material is pretty obvious to me,” he explained. “I am not going to compete with acetate on practical terms – the other values of DELEREX™ are more important in this project, even if the optician needs to work a little harder to adjust it. My target here was to create something beautiful in its own right. DELEREX™ has the most magnificent depth and sheen, it is something between mother of pearl and marble.”

Yair Neuman: DELEREX™ frame (2022)

Neuman studied design in The Netherlands (Design Academy) and in London (Ravensbourne) and first became involved in eyewear design at Ron Arad’s pq Eyewear. He has since worked in Zimbabwe where he started a social project combining local craft with 3D printed parts to produce frames with zero waste. He then founded Wires Glasses producing innovative hingeless folding metal frames. In 2019, the first project featuring DELEREX™ was launched with Cubitts. “We have been occasionally collaborating on design, production and my DELEREX™ range ever since,” he adds. For more products created by Yair Neuman visit https://www.eyestylist.com/2021/02/recycled-plano-lenses-for-design-lens-light-heads/ This feature was written by Clodagh Norton at Eyestylist.com – all rights reserved.

Shortcuts to chic: 2022 starts here

New year eyewear with the ‘feelgood factor’ offers an instant pick-me-up for those who love their style on point – an Eyestylist Trend Feature

As the new year gets underway, the latest looks are inspiring with multifarious themes. Classical, timeless aesthetics will remain one of the big trends of ’22, with new specs and sunglass styles informed by the shapes of older , iconic ones – but fresh details and design twists will redefine the looks, and new factors will establish new rules for what’s hot and exciting to wear. First and foremost, a mix of materials from very high grade acetates to cutting-edge 3d printed styles allows us a wide choice of options for comfort and ease-of-wear, while the prevailing mood for creative design excellence, the revival of artisanal precision and a desire for more sustainable products with a greater lifespan are factors that will play a consistent role in what we choose to wear. Above – A little sparkle in a frame is elegant and sassy: Yolanda by Vera Wang with crystal details – part of a new sophisticated offering – www.kenmarkeyewear.com

Classical details such as the keyhole nose bridge are hugely popular: Oliver Goldsmith Sunglasses model Hep

With people increasingly aware of the toll that fast fashion takes on the environment, quality and longevity in a fashion product are features that consumers want. Oliver Goldsmith Sunglasses creates frames which you can own for life. The quality construction and elegant hardware replicate some of their earliest and most iconic designs, while the bevelling and finish adds a subtle twist that’s hot right now. Frames like these will never go out of fashion: www.olivergoldsmith.com

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Feelgood eyewear: 3D printed products are comfy and long-lasting – as well as striking: Sadry by Gotti Switzerland

3D printed eyewear is a growing niche with high-end independent producers creating the finest and most innovative design ranges in this area. Gotti Switzerland’s Dimension collection is one of them, with styles such as Sadry – a frame with a sculpted or bevelled appearance and an interesting palette of natural colours ranging from mocca and berry to slate and stone. www.gotti.ch

Bassett by Seraphin Eyewear: a wearable modified square shape

Eyewear can be an instant mood booster, especially if the style offers a new look or a more modern,  smarter, or more professional demeanour. Square frames, such as Seraphin’s Bassett above, were a huge success in recent months and will continue to be a go-to shape especially where the rims offer definition. Choose a frame where the quality of the material and its construction shine through. Find Bassett and more acetate frames in the Seraphin collection by OGI Eyewear at www.ogieyewear.com