The successful Musicians collection designed by Oliviero Zanon at Res/Rei has elegant new additions this season. Lustrous Mazzucchelli acetate in model Schubert, with its beautiful substance in tonal blues also features finely crafted temples and textured sides. The contemporary silhouette and distinctive end tips ensure perfect fit. Franz Schubert – who wore glasses – would approve! For history fans, the frames that the composer wore are on display at Schubert Gerburtshaus in Vienna. www.resrei.com JG
A new creative design from theo eyewear that plays on the concept of perspective or “representing depth in a painting or drawing”. The stainless steel frames in this eyewitness series feature two contour lines that give the impression of volume. Combining a basic colour and a shadow colour the result is a spectacular 3d optical illusion on the face, surprising, artistic, and a little bit light-hearted too! Launched this week at Silmo Paris. www.theo.be CN
ROLF’S beautifully crafted evolved wood collection includes Facellia 92 – a soft, feminine and elegant shape. Different wood combinations are available: authentic smoked eucalyptus; bog oak-maple-bog oak; bog oak walnut; and steamed robinie – a wood native to America but now grown in Europe and South Africa. The graceful shape is accented with two-tone colouration. ROLF will be presenting their complete collections in wood and stone at SILMO in Paris starting on 25th September. www.rolf-spectacles.com JG
RVS by V.
Colour creativity is a theme at RVS by V. for optical frames and sunglasses. Model Noah is a prime example in purple haze, a dreamy hue with a striated ripple effect. The shape is charismatic – a solid rectangular vintage look with authentic handmade finishing and tiny rivets. Try it! www.rvsbyv.com CN
Colour has always been a hallmark of l.a. Eyeworks frame design. As the California company, with its international following, celebrates its 35th anniversary this year, the colour palette is even more invigorating and expressive. Pond in Fancy Green Blue sports a wonderfully textured frame front and sides, with a slim strip of purple for unexpected accent. Superior detailing on the temples adds further distinction. www.laeyeworks.com JG