Statement design: J.F. Rey 1985 – Carolina

Reinventing the cat’s eye style

Just in from J.F. Rey, the new Carolina frame by the French independent brand offers a new angular cat’s eye design playing on contrasting shapes and thicknesses with a non-conformist style. The distinctive shape features bold edgy lines and thicknesses which add a glamorous feel. The modern, bespoke colour palette combines red, black and crystalline white, a fusion of colours which creates an effect of movement and energy across the design. Above: Carolina by J.F. Rey, a bold 70s inspired women’s acetate style for 2024

Style and lightweight comfort: Carolina in the J.F. Rey 1985 collection

Inspired by the 70s, the designers at J.F. Rey sought to fuse contemporary allure with a touch of retro nostalgia. The beveled effects and lamination of the acetate highlight a play of transparency and light enhanced by some glittering touches on the upper rim: all in all, a sophisticated and artistic composition that offers a dazzling visual experience for the female frame wearer with a passion for eyewear statements. Find out more about the brand at