Round Renaissance

Iconic Eyewear Shape With Contemporary Touches

25th January 2013 From Benjamin Franklin to Mahatma Ghandi, John Lennon to Jackie O, the round shape has been the preference of intellectuals and style setters. Now round has returned – in some magnificent variations that combine the charm of the original shape, with new colours and curves. Lunettes Kollektion in Berlin has a gorgeous example in La Passante – a gracious round shape in delicious pastels, such as the robin egg blue model (above) www.lunettes-kollektion.com

 

Eyewear elegance by Lucas de Staël
Eyewear elegance by Lucas de Staël

Paris designer Lucas de Staël launched his own collection last year – LDS – and the elegant goatskin design above (style 15 Grisbleu) combines classic and contemporary elements in a round shape. www.lucasdestael.com

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Classic tortoise by Blue Magic Eye
Classic tortoise by Blue Magic Eye

A distinctive round design is highlighted in tortoise acetate (above Bassa) one of several interesting variations on round shapes in wonderful colours by Blue Magic Eye. Definitely classic chic! www.bluemagiceye.com JG