Children’s design: Eyestylist trend forecast

Accessing style, colour and unique materials for young people

While choice is wide for children today, glasses with a design focus and an individual style can be hard to come by. In our latest TREND bulletin – launched via Issuu this week, we provide content on leading designers and labels of note who have a specialism in this area. Studying what’s out there and what’s new for the younger ages is a pleasure in this small niche, as independent designers who produce the smallest frames take the utmost care over the selection of kid-friendly materials, colours and colour mixes and flattering eyewear shapes that are desirable and wearable, whatever the look. Above: Air Titanium by LINDBERG – LINDBERG’s children’s range continues to be a favorite choice for its balance of style, comfort and tasteful Danish design. The titanium styles are highly flexible, lightweight, hypoallergenic, and durable and the timeless minimal design is easy and natural on children’s faces. Customised colours mean that it is possible to find just the right one! www.LINDBERG.com

Fun and chic! Mini Be Addict – from Sabine B

Addict in the Mini Be collection by designer Sabine Vagner – and the series of models in this French design range – offer superior style elements, cheery colour pairings and tiny design features such as idiosyncratic rivets, flashes of neon and quirky temple tip shapes that reflect a contemporary feel for kids with plenty of energy and ‘joie de vivre’. Sabine’s lively and original colour combinations and often extraordinary shapes or details are always considered in combination with particular attention to the comfort and fit, owing to Sabine’s former work in optometry and her family’s optician business. www.sabinebe.fr

Timeless design: the Ile au Tresor by Lafont Paris

Lafont’s reputation for exquisite French design never disappoints in the kid’s and teens collections. With their unique and classic style and beautiful materials including elegant floral fabrics, children can benefit from a fine, chic style that will never go out of vogue.  Their model ‘Ile au Tresor’ (above) with its soft geometric eye shape is one of our highlighted frames in the Eyestylist trend bulletin. www.lafont.com

OGI Eyewear
MOREL par Jean Nouvel
ROLF Spectacles
Hall of Frames Zurich Convention Center 12-13 September 2021
Sustainable trends are for children too – model 3 by BioBio in Copenhagen

As sustainability becomes a greater priority and focus for many brands in fashion and eyewear, so too this year in the children’s eyewear collections. Newcomer BioBio makes frames for the whole family and their Danish roots ensure design quality and a minimal ‘no-fuss’ style in eco-friendly materials such as Mazzuchelli’s well-known M49 bio-acetate. https://biobioeyewear.com/

To find our recommended selection of children’s collections for 2021, and our insight on colours, materials and shapes for glasses and sunglasses in this age group, visit the link at : www.eyestylist.com/trend-bulletin-issue-4/