11th January 2013 We are attracted by the unusual in eyewear, and we certainly don’t like to miss a frame that explores a new concept. The Swedish label Hyde’s Spectacles have been collaborating with Ann-Sofie Back and the result is this dramatic little piece in acetate and metal (and an oversized mask or visor “Hyde’s for Back” style, but this is the one that jumped out at me in particular) that I’d say should be on the collector’s lists for 2013.
Back is the Swedish fashion maverick whose designs are described habitually as subversive, so this unusual combo frame -which loosely interprets a cat’s eye but works it into quite an angular bug eye shape with an acetate top – is in line with her imaginative fashion creations – perhaps you will remember her blood-dripping sunnies back in 2009?
This new Hyde’s/Back collaboration looks set to go places. The Hyde’s team are big on fashion and personality in eyewear and are already a fixture at Paris Fashion Week – and knowing their own label they are keen on carefully made pieces that offer superior quality. Another label to watch from Sweden! www.ehydes.com/sunglasses.html CN More on Hyde’s on Eyestylist: www.eyestylist.com/2011/05/model-no-3/