Area98 has added three new sunglasses to its Coco Song eyewear collection. The new styles have been inspired by “the charm of the mysterious Far East,” with distinct details highlighting the theme and emphasising the large fronts, according to the Italian design company.
Precious silks, semi-precious stones and engraved metal elements represent symbols of ancient dynasties on the new sunglasses.
A dragon features on the sides of the ‘Lost Star’ model, adding a touch of opulence to the eyewear due to the enamel and semi precious stones.
The frame is available in three versions – white and black with black gradient lenses, black and turquoise with yellow mirrored lenses, and purple and lilac with smoky grey lenses.
The ‘Sherry Blue’ frame features delicate feathers on the sides, with a detail on the hinge of the style of an imperial royal robe. There are three colour variants of this style – white and black with black gradient lenses; red, blue and yellow with grey gradient lenses; and black and orange with smoky grey lenses.
The ‘Wild Thing’ style has an enameled metal seal and semi-precious stones on the sides, inspired by the Orient symbole for longevity, prosperity and health. The colour palette offered for the frame is black and yellow with black gradient lenses, as well as brown and ivory white with smoky grey lenses.
Area98’s art director and marketing manager, Elisio Tessaro, told OT: “Coco Song eyewear features an original technique based on matching exclusive acetates with silk, dried flowers, feathers, semi-precious stones, metal accents and enamelling.”
He added: “Due to the natural elements that are used, every piece is absolutely unique. Compared to a normal pair of glasses, which generally requires 60–90 days to be produced, each Coco Song frame takes 150–180 days of an extremely artisanal work.
“Each model is a work of art and cannot be compared to any other frame in the world. We create precious frames to grace the faces of those who want to feel unique,” he concluded.