Geometric variations in eyewear

Geometric designs are a hit this season, if you dare!

For those seeking something new and a bit different as their accessory of choice, a geometric frame is simple and iconic, and follows the trend for bold, confident design. Its vintage overtones and angular corners give a brand new finish and cool edge to the look in many variations – thick rims, layered rims or even very slim and minimal metal wires. Model Sheryl by Anne & Valentin: an example of an updated retro hexagon with a structural design and an expressive, angular form. The design is by a French label known for their glamorous and fine quality frames: https://anneetvalentin.com

Eyestylist recommends the Ego in Tortoise – Oliver Goldsmith Sunglasses

At Oliver Goldsmith, the rich archives have several special geometric designs which were classics of their time. Among them, Yatton, a frame from the 60s we’ve mentioned in the past (https://www.eyestylist.com/2020/04/oliver-goldsmith-sunglasses/), and Ego, a truly brilliant geoemtric design dating back to 1971, which plays with layers to reconfigure the design. The colours available today include the tortoise and sand pictured, https://www.olivergoldsmith.com/product/ego/

Erker’s model Chesterfield

Other varieties we’ve spotted in the optical collections, use the angular shape in a more pared back form. The hexagon and the other multi-sided shapes are well represented in fine metal collections such as the refined handmade Erker’s example above in stainless steel in classic tones of silver and gold or modern versions of navy or gun. https://erkers1879.com

ROLF Spectacles
OGI Eyewear
Carlotta's Village
essedue sunglasses
VAVA Eyewear
Oliver Goldsmith
FeelFree3 by Woow Eyewear – a large, 1970s hexagon

At Woow, the classic angular eyewear form was a starting point for the shape of FeelFree3 – an alluring 70s “hippie” inspired concept design that adds a selection of lively colours to the mix  – in this case an elaborate gradient brown/pink wit tortoise temples. www.wooweyewear.com

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