New 'Squintessential' Ted Baker frames inspired by vintage eyewear

Mondottica’s Art Deco-influenced luxury collection to launch at Mido

05 Feb 2016 by Robina Moss

Mondottica is launching its new Ted Baker ophthalmic collection at Mido in Milan next month (27–29 February).

The ‘Squintessential’ range, which is new for 2016, is said to be ‘a recollection of classic vintage eyewear.’

The men’s frames feature the new styles ‘Harlow,’ ‘Crosby,’ ‘Blake’ and ‘Gatsby,’ which are crafted from high quality acetate and hand-finished.

Mondottica’s creative director, Sam Craig, told OT: “Art Deco style was a key influence in making these exceptional spectacles. We have laboured over every detail making them bespoke from scratch, from patterned core wires to a completely bespoke hinge.

“All these details make Ted Baker’s ‘Squintessential’ collection no ordinary designer glasses."

An urban twist has been added to 1930s–50s eyewear and the collection is designed to be an embodiment of the luxury British brand’s passion for originality, style and panache. The ‘Squintessential’ collection is aimed at “the confident, discerning customer who appreciates the finer things in life.”

Bespoke handmade details feature throughout the new range. The frames are lavished with art-deco front pins in relief, architectural custom-designed hinges and a decorative core wire engraved with intricate geometric patterns.

Each pin, hinge, rivet and logo is applied by hand to create a bespoke piece of eyewear. A custom frame tip is inlaid with the signature ‘Squintessential’ logo.

The colour palettes are also reflective of the Art Deco era, with the frames featuring graphic multi-coloured acetates to bold two-tone colour blocking. For more information, visit the company’s website.


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