Molin Milla

Colour trends: Tricks with colour

Observations in colour: graduated colour effects add a tiny touch of magic / blue & green tints and shades are varied and sophisticated for 2021 / high saturation colours and very light crystals are dramatic in combination

As the colour palette diversifies dramatically and nuances of tones are widely explored in independent eyewear with undeniable sophistication and precision, so too are we seeing frames with new intensities of colour, unexpected complementary shades and contrasts in transparencies that are modern and flattering, designed to enhance the natural tones of the skin. Graduated, ‘ombre’ or gradient effects in high-quality acetates such as those by Mazzucchelli have long been a feature of high level independent collections but today there has been a greater rethinking in how colours can be combined to produce a statement or individual style and design that looks beautiful and unique when worn on the face. Above: minimal design, gentle graduation in one of the most trendy colours of the SS21 season: the Milla by Gotti Switzerland in an organic forest green which fades to a luminous crystal –

An eye for creative colour: FACE A FACE Bocca Pixel4 demonstrates the nuances of creative colour combinations and gradient effects

The Bocca Pixel4 has several variations featuring gradient colour, deeper at the top with an aqueous and fluid finish in the lower section. This frame is produced by the French company FACE A FACE and comes from an iconic line called BOCCA inspired by the arts and – in the case of Pixel4 – the shape is based on the graphic signature style of the artist M. C. Escher.

Götti Switzerland
Hybride by Lafont Paris: an exquisite example of mixing colour and pattern – the gentle green rim fades to a a very light pink tinted crystal – offset by a touch of the signature Lafont terrazzo pattern

From the SS21 Lafont Paris collection, model Hybride is an example of an acetate frame created through a collage of different translucent tones and patterns creating a dramatic and eye-catching finish. The fade effect has a chic and glamorous look that subtly references a vintage-like quality typical of the most feminine luxury frame styles of the 1960s and early 70s. To see more frames by Lafont Paris visit