Trend alert: defining lines

17th June 2014 Look closely at the finest eyewear collections and you’ll see more attention than ever on elegant lines and contrasts in colour. It’s just another manifestation of the focus on detail, individuality and artistic aesthetic that moves these frames into the limelight when it comes to innovation and design sophistication.

The Mykita + Maison Martin Margiela collaboration calls their acetate designs “Dual” (above) – each sunglass style has the ‘double’ effect, with tone-on-tone colour or contrasting schemes such as the supremely desirable nude with black. www.mykita.com

MoleCube by Derapage: series 100
MoleCube by Derapage: series 100

Innovative two-tone layering effects are also a highlight in the top-level metal collections. The high-tech Molecube Series 100 from Derapage – famous for its triple-ply metal hinge – features milled fronts where the bevelling (carved or sculpted effect) is picked out in contrasting colour – a stylish twist of a detail that brings a wonderful flicker of brightness to these comfortable slimline frames. Colour highlights come in canary yellow (our top choice), red, burgundy or orange.  www.derapage-eyewear.com CN