A softer side: clean, fresh, natural tones for eyewear

The colour palette for Autumn takes in lighter, softer hues of natural brown, translucent crystal, pale pink and purple and grey – artistic marbling and tortoise, tiger and mottled prints are well represented

September welcomes new-season accessories, and fresh directions in style and colour for glamorous spectacles. Tones which are delicate and clean, pared back and natural create a look which is modern and illuminating for the face. Minimal uncomplicated shades with translucence or soft patterns such as marbled or classic tiger or tortoise tones play a key role in collections with a charming creative focus on artisan quality and design. Above: the Seraphin Shimmer collection features ‘Shimmer 24’ – an up-to-date square design available in light, feminine tones of dove, gold or tort. A ‘step-and-repeat’ decoration adds a luxury finish – www.ogieyewear.com

Marilyn by Lafont Paris: a new entry for the season

Mottled vintage-inspired effects in acetate radiate with a mix of colours and light reflections. The Marilyn model by Lafont Paris shows the beautiful detail in these acetate finishes, an expression of enduring appeal and timeless grace. www.lafont.com

Kilsgaard 09 in Japanese acetate

Transparent acetate materials also highlight the mood of lightness and graceful elegance in designs. In the Kilsgaard collection, subtle statement pieces in acetate, manufactured entirely from prime Japanese acetates all the way from the front to the end tips, come in a colour range of earthy tones, crystal finishes as well as a few more daring shades. In model 09, the frames simple appearance enables a true appreciation of the structure of the fine materials. www.kilsgaard-eyewear.dk

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The thick-rimmed Elia frame in the GIGI Studios’ VANGUARD collection

Delicate grey to neutral tones are also a distinctive feature now and into 2023. Gigi Studios has produced the translucent colour above, alongside other soft tones of white, aqua blue and a range of elegant tans and browns, in the VANGUARD collection. www.gigi-studios.com

Sela by SALT. Optics – in antique rose

Antique rose, taupe and smoke grey are featured in the nature-inspired SALT. Optics range for the season, alongside a notable selection of striking colours inspired by natural phenomena such as amber, glacier and antique leaves. www.saltoptics.com

Andy Wolf: striated effect in jade green

At Andy Wolf, the colours in the new collection have been developed to include 3-way gradients, and mottled linear patterns. The latest releases include a 3-way gradient purple-pink-pink and a new Milky-Crystal gradient, The collection also features some bold solid acetates that provide a strong contrast. Revisiting the theme of gemstones, Andy Wolf increasingly uses jade green and amethyst purple in acetate and as metal details. www.andy-wolf.com