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Pantone has announced “Illuminating” and “Ultimate gray” as their two colours of 2021. This selection, they say, offers an overall message of strength, hope, optimism and resilience. The tones are close to a palette of fresh yellow hues and silvers/grey crystal hues circulating in the Autumn/Winter collections of specs and sunglasses – and shades that Eyestylist expects to develop further into Spring/Summer 2021. The bright yellow tone ‘Illuminating’ is said to evoke “optimistic promise of a sunshine-filled day”. Ultimate Gray is described as a shade which offers “composure, steadiness and resilience”. The grey tone has a natural stone-like quality which Pantone points to as “the colour of pebbles on the beach and natural elements whose weathered appearance highlights an ability to stand the test of time.” Above: already in the Oliver Goldsmith collection: the stunning round OOPS in colour ‘steel’ (1973) – a very light, delicate grey wash with a soft crystal compliment. Click on the link to view the product – https://www.olivergoldsmith.com/product/oops/?attribute_pa_model-colour=steel
Model Alexandria in the Andy Wolf collection combines a milky white with flecks of yellow neon, close to the “Illuminating” hue. The wide, low cateye model is one of several examples in the collection that features a different, modern forward-focused palette and examples of clear lightly toned silver, yellowish and metallic tones and finishes. www.andy-wolf.com
theo belgium has always played with signature yellow tones in its avantgarde eyewear collections. The Potatoes “Acetate” line released this year features three models – Potatismos, Stoemp and Stamppot – in this bright attractive head-turning yellow tone. www.theo.be
Thomas is part of Ørgreen‘s acetate collection which takes a unique and bold approach to colour. The line has some very interesting crystal tones of clear smoke and some striking variations using very modern colour combinations and classical accents such as havana. Model Thomas is pictured here in stone blue/blue https://www.eyestylist.com/2020/11/orgreen-optics-imaginary-lines/ / www.orgreenoptics.com
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