Crystal Clear

Frames in clear, transparent acetate enhance eyewear optics with inspiration that embrace an element of the 1950’s – and infused with modern engineering guidelines. Both optical and sunglass designs feature distinctive styling and contours, with an aura of quiet elegance. The cat-eye shape from Pollipo’ (above) is crafted in smooth hand polished ultra-transparent crystal, and features tiny rhinestones and metal pins embedded on the frame front. Handmade in Italy, designer Paola Costantini says that No. 557 is perfect for “creative faces!” www.pollipocchiali.it

Christian Mascré at Vue DC beautifully balances retro and crystal in POP. The unique shape is a Limited Edition produced in France, and the blue lenses add glamour to this striking design. The new POP styles are also available with rich colour intensity and a marbling effect. More info at www.vuedc.fr

Desirable crystal eyewear is classically expressed at Lafont Paris with Recit. Vintage echoes are evident, when harmoniously combined with an ultra-thin silhouette, which is particularly prevalent in optical designs. Fine crafting and precise details further enhance Recit in quality crystal acetate. www.lafont.com

Original Penguin has launched The Clifford in two-tone custom acetate, and men will appreciate both the tradition and modern elements in this optical creation Р with its uncluttered free-flow design. More details about the new vintage inspired collection by Original Penguin at www.kenmarkoptical.com JG