Trend series: Spring’s Statement sunglasses

Portofino by RockOptika

8th March 2012 With the bounty of statement styles around I’ve been looking for what’s on offer beyond the very popular catseyes and aviators. For men, this striking men’s sunglass model from the young British designer Tom Herrington caught my eye, given it breaks with obvious trends. Herrington has an optical boutique in Hastings on the South Coast of England, not far from me, and I have been lucky enough to see his new RockOptika Collection in this incredible seaside setting. The retro notes from the 1960s and 1980s combined in this particular design are sharp and bold (and have made it a bestseller for the label), and a close inspection shows a passion for quality as well as overall stylishness. The frames are designed in the UK and crafted in France. The latest stockist in London is the amazing fashion emporium Wolf & Badger in Notting Hill, London. Also available at Covent Garden’s McClintock ( and Frames in the Lanes, Brighton ( For more stockists and information visit CN