Design & Inspiration

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

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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/

Expanding accessory line at Hütte – Milan Design Week preview

A slow design concept:expression in purity of form, graphic design, colour + texture

Hütte is presenting three new accessory lines, fruit of a study focused on artisanal objects of pared-down graphic design: launched in 2020, the brand is the most recent project signed by Raffaella Colutto, a visual designer with an eclectic and international background. The new designs are to show at Milan Design Week 2021 and point to the new trends in craftsmanship, colour and material selection in the textiles field – with a sustainable context. Above: colour + pattern at Hütte – the range features throws, blankets, cushions, ponchos, shawls and scarves

Hütte: research into materials, together with the intermingling of different yarns

Research into materials, together with the intermingling of different yarns, is the distinctive trait of a vast range of accessories presented by the brand, comprising throws, blankets and cushions, as well as ponchos, shawls and scarfs, whose three lines are classified on the grounds of different textile fibres. Linen and cotton come together in the Swing series to confer freshness, making them suitable for use in warmer weather; a composition of superfine wool and alpaca interpret Moonrise, which is ideal for cooler temperatures. Finally, Nuance is a blend of extrafine merino wool and linen, both of which are natural thermoregulators, allowing for the excellent versatility of the garment.

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On the occasion of Milano Design Week 2021, from 5 to 10th September 2021, Hütte will present the new collections as part of the project curated by H+O, Elisa Ossino Studio and File Under Pop in the space of via Solferino 11 – Miilan. Find more information at www.hutte.it

Mykita + Maison Margiela: set for summer

Ever timeless at Mykita + Maison Margiela

Mykita + Maison Margiela presents a raft of fresh and colourful trend-setting styles for summer which chime with new desires for timeless elegance, offering practical, high-tech protection as well as a design style that offers lasting impact. The collection features exclusive colours in a palette that is designed to give a good-looking, fresh and easily accessible finish.

MYKITA – MMRAW015 in raw amber with Raw Brown Solid lens tone

Unpolished with a natural raw texture and look, the women’s model MMRAW015 has a soft butterfly shape with well-cut lines, a beautiful feline design style for the summer. The visible traces of the milling process makes each style unique. The forward looking colour palette ranges from the raw misty peach with green lens tone to a fine raw amber paired with brown solid lenses (pictured above).

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MYKITA – MMCRAFT016 in matt champagne gold and ‘gloomy grey’ lens tint

In the CRAFT design range, lightweight stainless steel is combined with acetate details with a meticulous fine finish. The intricate metal work is set off by lenses in intense solid colours in a context that is has been compared to Victorian jewellery design. The sophisticated metal colours range from champagne gold or shiny copper suiting all tastes are a hallmark of the range and point to a growing focus on quality metals with a lasting, classical appeal. Find out more about the collection at www.mykita.com

Metal glasses: softer shades + combinations

Colour forecast: delicate tones of rose, rose gold, light silvery or gold finishes, copper effects and combination colours

The palette of colours for metal frames broadens for the coming season – with subtle, jewellery-like hues with a natural and precious quality, to suit all complexions, tastes and moods. Colours that are coming further into play in the eyewear collection are symbolic and representative of wellbeing such as copper and silver – both with antimicrobial properties – and for styles in titanium and stainless steel, an aesthetic elegance representing luxury, timelessness, natural refinement and quality. Above: model 104 in Clear Rose in the Vaerk collection from Denmark. This is a lightweight frame with a transparent acetate front combined with stainless steel temples for flexibility and hypoallergenic qualities. Stainless steel is timeless, minimal and refined in appearance. www.vaerkcopenhagen.com

Kaleos Titanium: model Bilott in a combination of matt brown and silver

In the Titanium collection at Barcelona label Kaleos, a choice of contemporary finishes in tones which include, matt brown with silver, rose gold with black and single hues of rose, soft gold and a light tone of silver present a modern outlook for this style of classic frame with a narrow, minimal profile. https://kaleoscollection.com

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Model Arik at Gotti Switzerland – titanium with a highly polished surface

At Gotti Switzerland, minimalism and craftsmanship unite in titanium models such as Arik – produced in trendsetting tones we expect to see more of in Autumn 2021 – which include copper gold, and combined colorations of brushed gold with brown and brushed silver with green. A novel 3D printed sun clip is available to transform this style from glasses to sunnies, www.gotti.ch

L.G.R Sunglasses Special Edition

The Italian label is collaborating with Space for Giants

A sophisticated special edition by L.G.R for Space for Giants is released – designed to benefit the conservation charity as part of their commitment to protecting the natural landscapes of Africa. The Italian label has created a capsule of four timeless, durable cellulose acetate designs paired with a fine handmade eyewear case made from embossed apple leather – the first time this sustainable material has appeared in their collections.

Sunglasses model Dakhla – havana bordeaux with green gradient lens – available online at 320 euros

Asked to comment on the innovative new material, Luca Gnecchi Ruscone told Eyestylist, “We are very satisfied with the sustainable vegan material used for the case: we have received a lot of positive feedback from both opticians and consumers. This eco-sustainable material perfectly embodies the idea of handcrafted luxury that L.G.R wants to represent.” Confirming it will appear in future designs, he added, “In our company there is a great focus on the sustainability of the products used, and we are moving in that direction. We started with the case, but we are already working on the outer box and the cleaning cloth in order to achieve quality standards that respect environmental sustainability.”

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The L.G.R x Space for Giants Edition eyewear case is made from a sustainable vegan apple leather

The new exclusive collection has been launched for sale on the L.G.R website and in the brand’s stores in Florence, Milan and Rome with a donation of 20% of every purchase supporting Space for Giants’ campaign to save endangered animals.

About Space for Giants: Space for Giants is an international conservation organisation that protects Africa’s remaining natural ecosystems and the wildlife they contain while bringing major economic and social value to local communities and national governments. It uses science and best-practice to deliver conservation investment initiatives, to attract new funding to under- resourced protected areas. It works with national authorities to strengthen legal action to fight wildlife crime and protect animals in the wild. It uses technology it pioneered to reduce human- elephant conflict, and works with a wide range of individuals including African presidents, thought- leaders, academics, journalists, celebrities and philanthropists to bring new supporters to its cause. It is headquartered in Kenya, works in ten countries in Africa, and is registered as a charity in the UK and a 501c3 non-profit in the US. Learn more at www.spaceforgiants.org and find the Limited Edition online at www.lgrworld.com. A feature By Eyestylist / Clodagh Norton – All Rights Reserved