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No ordinary colour

A look ahead at a new and inspiring colour palette

A vast selection of green hues, natural browns and reds, and earthy stone-like finishes make up a new palette – clearly inspired by the visual beauty of the natural world, and the biomaterials that are arriving in force in the eyewear sector. With the change in season will come a change in mood both in colour and texture, in interactions between rough and smooth, dark and light, solid and transparent, and highly saturated or washed out tonal variations. Above: Hapter’s avantgarde High Line frames have an unconventional tactile surface with a suggestion of intense tones which include Phoenician purple, leaf orange, right through to musk green, and Persian red, www.hapter.it

Flanna by EOE – gravel matt – tones that are nearly black or inspired by dark minerals and natural materials will be desirable next season

The square eco acetate frame Flanna at EOE Eyewear comes in colours inspired by the landscapes of northern Sweden, with tones such as matt gravel and light bark – pine. EOE Eyewear is consistent in referencing the co-founders’ homelands; their inspiration from the land and its flora and fauna, rock formations or textures, is both imaginative and inspiring. www.eoe-eyewear.com

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ROLF Spectacles
MOREL par Jean Nouvel
OGI Eyewear
Jelly by Orgreen Optics – an optical design in acetate for women, with a complex tri-colour combination

A new entry at the Danish company, model Jelly has small dimensions and a funky colour scheme where a tw0-tone front gives edge and intrigue to a wearer who loves a classic with a twist. The version pictured offers a colour combination of milky caramel, “almost” black (temple ends) and jade green at the lower rim. www.orgreenoptics.com

1321 round acetate glasses at Emmanuelle Khanh: another spectacular tri-colour frame

At once vintage-inspired and rooted in the contemporary palette for autumn, Emmanuelle Khanh’s 1321 layers crystal and a natural glossy-look honey tone with a bold and intense moss green temple. www.ek.fr

Sacrées Mirettes – Lille, France

‘Opticien Lunetier Responsable’ – Sacrées Mirettes – by Sarah & Flo – opened in December 2020 during the pandemic

Sacrées Mirettes is an eyewear boutique located in Vieux Lille, the historic area of Lille, France. Though the store is situated in beautiful surroundings, steeped in history and culture within a bustling city, the business and founders Sarah and Flo did not have the warmest welcome into the retail world. Opening in December last year in the midst of the current pandemic was no easy feat; between curfews, lockdowns and newly imposed laws to tackle COVID-19, it is a testament to Sacrées Mirettes and everyone involved in its set up to have made such a strong start, in spite of everything.

The store specialises in responsible, high quality brands and features an interesting mix of frame styles

Vieux Lille itself is known for its colorful houses, charming restaurants, bars, and its streets of independently owned shop fronts – amongst which Sacrées Mirettes can be found. The boutique faces onto the impactful Notre Dame de la Treille; this cathedral is a stunning piece of unconventional French architecture.

Upon entry, the shop has a warm and comforting atmosphere – the founders designed the space alongside architect Quentin Glorieux with the intent to put their customers at ease, allowing them to shop and browse in homely surroundings. The warmth in the colour palettes used throughout – from the wooden floorboards to the rose coloured feature wall in the back of the store – really radiates the attention paid by all involved in implementing this interior.

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Götti Switzerland
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The collections available include Lunettes Alf and Gotti Switzerland

As well as being aesthetically lovely, Sacrées Mirettes also focuses on sustainability and environmental responsibility. The founders aim to raise awareness about the impact of the optical industry and do so by stocking responsible and high quality brands including Clément Lunetier, Oscar Magnuson, Vue DC, FOLC, Aude Herouard and Gotti Switzerland, among many others.

An independent boutique in an historic city that survived the toughest of beginnings and one that is making strives towards an eco-friendly world of optics is undeniably admirable, impressive, and definitely worth a visit. By Victoria Brunton for Eyestylist.com.

Sacrées Mirettes, 15 bis Rue du Cirque, 59800 Lille, France www.sacreesmirettes.com/opticien_lille/collections/

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

ROLF Spectacles
SILMO Paris Nord Villepinte 24 - 27 Sept 2021
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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essedue sunglasses
Hall of Frames Zurich Convention Center 12-13 September 2021
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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

Aviator trend – a style for now

Paradigm’s 21-03 – a narrow aviator frame with a trendy polished shine

The aviator is set for success in Autumn 21, and while in sunwear the shapes are angular and large, for glasses the style can be smaller in proportions and softer in shape. Both titanium and stainless steel are popular for this type of style with modern finishes that are noticeably chic. The frame has become well liked as a genderless design that comes highly recommended for those will an oblong shaped face. Above: Our featured model is Paradigm optical style 21-03: this model is a fitted aviator shape with a classic silhouette. With its shiny stainless steel surfaces, and subtle details which also include colour enameling, the frame is typical of the trendy aviator looks that will continue to be popular across age groups. The style comes in forest and gold (pictured) with the colour enameling on the sides

Götti Switzerland
BLACKFIN
essedue sunglasses
Hall of Frames Zurich Convention Center 12-13 September 2021
SILMO Paris Nord Villepinte 24 - 27 Sept 2021
Paradigm 21-03  – by Kenmark Eyewear

Paradigm is produced by Kenmark Eyewear. Thee latest glasses collection from the brand was inspired by the desert and exudes a mood of freshness and modernity with dual toned stainless steel frames,  colorful acetate and metal combination styles and classic rectangular and cat eye shapes as well as aviator shapes that are fresh and playful in colorings and details. Find out more about these styles at www.kenmarkeyewear.com/paradigm