May 2011

May edition: S/S ’11 Sunglasses Focusing on the Spectacular

 

We are very excited about May! Eyestylist is focusing all its attention on sunglasses which combine good design and quality production…..not forgetting the little extras that give sunglasses the wow factor…the gorgeous shapes, colours, tonal combinations, seductive materials, and the incredible styling, which this season touches in particular on the 1950s and 60s, but not exclusively, as you will see in our editorials…our choices this month are made to highlight the variety of trends in sunwear…and to inspire our readers to explore what they might want to be wearing. We will adding new styles regularly, selecting the designs and brands we believe are setting the example. If you wish to inform us of any styles you have seen that you think we should take a look at, please contact us today!

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Trend alert: fabric patterns

Kenzo Sunglasses

26th May 2011 As well as the colourful array of florals we have talked about, there are lots of other patterns and fabric inspired designs in eyewear this season. These range from the wonderful animal prints on offer to a variety of tartans, checks and pretty suedes (in some cases using real fabrics inside or covering the frame, I’ve seen suede at Alexander Wang and at the Vanni collection by the Italian company Nico Design, to name just two!). And here’s one more statement design by Kenzo using printed cotton in one of the great vintage shapes featuring a matching smokey blue lens. www.kenzo.com CN

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Finest Seven

HANDMADE IN THE UK

25th May 2011 This new label goes into Harvey Nichols in London this weekend, as well as two other carefully selected outlets, The Eye Company in Soho, and Hostem, the menswear specialist in Shoreditch (www.hostem.co.uk). I recently met with designer Jesse Stevens to view the collection, which has been very carefully planned and produced to exacting standards using luxurious metals and the best Italian plastic as well as wonderful vintage metal details. I love the fact that a number of these Limited Edition sunglasses are hand assembled and finished in the UK; this is an impressive step for a luxury eyewear brand, as we have come close to losing our tradition for and expertise in spectacle-making. CN

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Ørgreen shop opens in Copenhagen

Interior echoes styling of the brand

18th May 2011 Danish design company Ørgreen, known for its inventive eyewear designs featuring strong lines, trendy colours and Scandinavian creative passion, has opened its own flagship store in Copenhagen. The interior is sleek and minimal, with custom-made furniture, slim-lined fluorescent lighting and great attention to detail. The store has been designed to showcase the brand’s full collections, whilst adding in a few special ranges, from some of our favourite companies like Reiz, Blinde, Zuerihorn and ic! Berlin. One to put on your shopping agenda when visiting Copenhagen. CN

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Introducing Anna-Karin Karlsson

“Alice Goes to Cannes” Leopard Sunglasses

May 23rd 2011 In a month dedicated to exclusive sunglasses, we could not overlook the Swedish designer Anna-Karin Karlsson, who is launching her first sunglass collection officially this autumn. We are told by Anna an optical line is also underway. A collection based on fairytales and romance, balanced with wit and elegance, the designer who has a background in underground music as well as art and fashion, has been producing one-off sunglass designs as bespoke pieces for some time. For more on the designer, visit www.annakarinkarlsson.com or go to The Optical Wardrobe to browse and purchase online (www.theopticalwardrobe.com/akk1.php) – watch out, there’s already a waiting list! CN

 

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