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Mondottica is debuting nine vintage-inspired Cath Kidston sunglasses for spring and summer 2017

23 Jan 2017 by Robina Moss

Mondottica has announced the debut of the latest addition to its eyewear brand portfolio, Cath Kidston.

For the first time, a nine-style sunglasses range is being introduced for spring and summer 2017, translating the brand’s ethos of making cheerful, practical products into eyewear.

Signature Cath Kidston prints and intricate vintage floral detailing as expected of the brand are staples throughout the new eyewear collection.

From humble beginnings in 1993 with a small West London shop selling car boot sale finds and vintage fabrics, the Cath Kidston brand has become a global success story. Its floral prints have adorned everything from clothing and accessories to homeware and wallpaper.

Vintage sensibilities are on show in the signature ‘CK5008’ sunglasses. The timeless panto eyewear shape has been reinterpreted and combined with another retro eyewear design staple, the sculpted keyhole nose bridge.

Mondottica highlights that the subtle nature of the shape allows three styles of pretty floral prints to stand out. With larger, bolder flowers printed across the whole of the frame’s exterior, the style makes a statement with the bright contrasting internals.

Another standout model is ‘CK5011,’ which has a large butterfly-shaped silhouette and a mix of prints and colours.

Constructed from lightweight and durable acetate, the sunglasses feature three of the brand's floral prints combined with subtle shades of purple and black.

The most vibrant combination is the classic tortoiseshell front with a bold cream-and-pink floral pattern on the sides of the frame, with purple internals.

For fans of the feminine Cath Kidston spot prints, the ‘CK5009’ sunglasses come in three colours – bright red, pink and contemporary blue – for a fresh take on a modern vintage essential.

Like all models in the new range, the sunglasses feature a brass-coloured Cath Kidston logo and a single flower printed on the inside of each tip of the frame.

For more information, visit the Mondottica website.


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