Interpretation of the classic sun shield
4th June 2014 The mask or shield, an eyewear icon, that had particular prominence in the 80s and 90s, and earlier decades, has appeared in several exclusive eyewear collections we previewed in Milan, hinting at a revival for this dramatic attention-grabbing oversized fashionista style accessory.
A shield shape is the focus for Hyde’s Spectacles in their second collaborative design with fashion design icon Ann-Sofie Back, following a successful collaborative launch in 2013.
“The sunglasses are inspired by protective glasses and are a continuation of the work wear theme which has been present in prior BACK and Ann-Sofie Back Ateljé collections,” explained the designer on the launch in Sweden last month. Handmade in Italy and featuring Mazzucchelli acetate, the transparent front – in yellow or grey – has an inner aviator style mirrored lens, outlined in metal while narrow metal temples are fitted with chunkier acetate end tips. The overall effect packs a punch – as you might expect – in the face of anything remotely conventional in eyewear.
RRP: Euros 345, for purchase online: www.ehydes.com
For more on Hydes Spectacles visit, https://www.eyestylist.com/2013/01/hydes-for-ann-sofie-back-atelje-ss-2013/ CN