Crystal clear

Spring into the season with frames flourishing in crystal clear designs by leading eyewear creators. Luminous tranquillity, an aura of calm and serenity like a beautiful sea or lake, highlights crystal frames that are cool, clear and comfortable. Certain frames have the slightest tint, or temples accented with a flourish of bright colour. Clear acetate frames were particularly fashionable in the 1950’s, usually with cat-eye shaping. Nowadays, technology and beautiful quality acetate – ensure crystal acetate frames are chic and contemporary. The latest designs are a refreshing accent to spring/summer fashions. Sahin from the Götti Switzerland Collection (above) radiates a lustrous glow in acetate with a soft blush and stainless steel temples. www.gotti.ch

CAP by Lafont Paris

Thomas Lafont at Lafont expresses – and impresses – with a crystal design – CAP – in a timeless shape and a flash of colour on the temples. www.lafont.com

PIKE by l.a. Eyeworks

A tawny glow highlights PIKE from l.a. Eyeworks. A bold, fabulous square shape blends retro with modern techniques. www.laeyeworks.com

SMART by Karmoie

Crystal designs in sunny styles are flattering and SMART by Karmoie in Norway and a “smart” choice for summer holidays. The distinctive, round shape is also ideal for small faces. www.karmoie.com

Fantastique VIII by Plein Les Mirettes

Plein Les Mirettes bring a sculptural grace to clear acetate with Fantastique VIII, in a design that shimmers in the light. www.plein-les-mirettes.fr

Sol Sol Ito 010

Sol Sol Ito 010 is distinctly distinguished with its straight bridge, round eye shape, and dashing bright red temples. www.solsolito.com JG