Design & Inspiration

Accessories: frame holders in wood and horn

5th September 2011 The French designer Caroline Abram of Filao Paris is to launch these frame holders in horn and wood at the end of September. With so few companies in this field doing original accessory styles, these are worth a look if you can find them! Wood and horn are on-trend materials which are easy and comfortable to wear as frame “holders” or necklaces, very pretty and very practical if you are wearing stylish spectacles or reading glasses you don’t want to put down, and forget where you’ve put them …for more information on this company visit their website, one of our favourite “animated” sites, at www.filaoparis.com CN

 

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Superhero sunglasses

Created by Colab, in collaboration with Anthony Lister

30th August, 2011 This is an intriguing project by the Australian brand Colab and international street art “super hero” Anthony Lister. Vacation on the Sun Sunglasses are a Limited Edition, where the first 250 models (see the frame below) come packaged with an Anthony Lister superhero mask in red, blue or yellow.

The sunglass style itself is a classic tortoiseshell style, with brown gradient lens, available in a Limited Edition of 1000 individually numbered models. For more details on this unique eyewear experience, go to www.colab.com.au CN

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Vacation on the Sun

 

Trend watch: rich print and pattern

Lafont’s ornate optical model Gaufrette 550 translates this winter trend perfectly, combining in one single design a distinctive patterned acetate with intricate gemstone studded metalwork. These are techniques that this exclusive French brand has developed and perfected over many years, and they are very much in tune with the sumptuous fabrics and ornate detailing in this winter’s fashion collections. One of our favourite optical styles for women so far in the upcoming Autumn/Winter Collections. For more information and stockists visit www.lafont.com CN

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RVS by V. Eyewear

28th July 2011 The launch of Palladium 001 by RVS by V., the Turkish eyewear company headed by designer Vidal Erkohen, comes just as 1960s fashion styling is about to make a serious comeback for A/W. This delicate round model is made from ultra light palladium coloured stainless steel, and is released in six colours. Conceived according to the Golden Ratio (a mathematical calculation), the model has been designed in line with the RVS brand’s commitment to true and timeless design and aesthetics. Retailing in dollars at around $345, and available at a variety of shops including Selima Optique Paris, Silver Lining Opticians, New York, Andre Opticas, Lisbon, and Etiler Optik, Istanbul. We hope to bring you more on this label soon. CN

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Autumn trends 2011

I have just started researching the autumn trends, and I came across some images produced by Wolfgang Proksch that set a mood of more autumnal fashions and a slightly 60s feel, a decade which is to have a comeback for A/W 2011/12.

The Proksch frame which is already out in the shops is a retro style also with a ’60s spin, yet the sculptured curve of the acetate and the nosebridge brings it right up to date.  This German designer has worked for many eyewear labels in the past and launched this new line at Mido in March this year. Photography by Mark Mainz (www.markmainz.comCN

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Wolfgang Proksch – www.pmd-eyewear.net Wolfgang Proksch frames are available in the UK at Niche Optical Tailor, Glasgow  www.nicheopticaltailor.co.uk See images from the shoot at www.youtube.com/watch?v=RYE5fyRm1xQ