Colour and pattern: vintage marbling

6th September 2011 Gertrud by Isson, with its overtones of the Bauhaus period, has the appearance of marble…these frames, and the others in the collection are made from vintage acetate and feature pearlescent light reflecting finishes in tortoiseshell, flecked patterning, rocks and layered acetate.

Gertrud by Isson

Gertrud (above) is pictured in the mouthwatering colour “banana split”, and also comes in “fleckle”, a name that beautifully reflects the effect of the acetate. They are typical examples of this Australian sunglass range and we can’t wait to see them up close!

Vintage marbling effects, which look likely to be an interesting trend in the month’s ahead, are also seen in Pierre Eyewear’s collection launching this month…here is a sneak preview of two of the lovely idiosyncratic optical styles by Pierre that come in elegant varieties of deeply coloured/patterned acetate. CN

MOREL par Jean Nouvel

Pierre Eyewear