Trend watch: hot metal

15th April 2015 Alongside the trend for metallic touches in accessories and fashion, metal frames are making a smart statement for the warmer season with sleek refined styling in evidence at the top end of the spectacle spectrum.

Veronika Wildgruber is an interior and product designer with a fascination for materials. She describes her own work as “simple and surprising”, a phrase that sums up her frames. The current collection – made entirely in Italy and France, includes metals used in unexpected ways, such as model Empty, where “empty space” defines the volume and produces a light, attractive filigree effect. www.veronikawildgruber.com/eyewear

Salt Optics model Pratt
Model Pratt / Salt Optics

A favourite classic themed sunglass shape this season, model Pratt by Salt Optics shows similar artistry in metal. This luxurious lust-worthy aviator – pictured in Honey Gold, is produced in Titanium/Beta Titanium in Japan and exhibits all the attention to detail and luxury finishing of a fine piece of handcrafted sunwear. Model Pratt is fitted with Polarized CR39 “Lovers Soul” Gradient lenses. Full details at www.saltoptics.com CN