Beautiful Eyewear Expressions
7th March 2014 Milan is a chic cosmopolitan metropolis, and Eyestylist absorbed the upbeat stylish atmosphere at the eyewear event. The internationalism of eyewear is exciting, and here we present several of our favourite finds in Milan.
Music inspires the Shadows collection that Tim Van Steenbergen created for theo in Belgium. In his younger days, Van Steenbergen loved big guitar sounds, and Shadows features voluminous, bold frames in neutral, “shadowy” colours of white, grey, black and dark blue. The shapes of the sunglasses are offbeat, and robust with distinction. Shadow 5 (above) emphasizes volume and intensity. An imaginative accent is the detail in the ear tip that looks like a guitar pick. A superb Limited Edition! www.theo.be
Luca Gnecchi Ruscone at LGR in Rome captures the artful beauty of wisteria – the cascading flower that grows in clusters – in Victoria. Gracefully sculpted and handmade by Italian artisans, the lifted brow brings additional glamour to the rich colour and shape of the sunglasses. Colour co-ordinated photochromic lenses harmonize with the luxurious design. www.lgr-sunglasses.com
Green and its numerous interpretations is an important colour trend in eyewear. Sven Götti at Götti Switzerland is right on target with a men’s frame in chic olive green acetate. The expressive shape is subtle, yet strong. It’s a great design for men who prefer classics, but also desire style and flair. www.gotti.ch
The Tangram designs by Vanni are inspired by Tangram, an old Chinese puzzle made up of a square divided into several different geometrical shapes, each in one colour. The art of the game lies in creating as many complete figures as possible, using combinations of these parts. Vanni has transformed this puzzle into frames of stylish wisdom, made from custom-made Mazzucchelli slab acetate, and the Tangram texture is all cubes splint into irregular pyramids. This is alternated against a deep crystalline background, which may be see-through or solid. An inventive concept that generates a kaleidoscope of reflected colour. www.vanniocchiali.com JG