Prescription sunwear 'designed for fast impact'

A fashion focus is expected to make new tortoiseshell Cocoa Mint styles popular

30 Jan 2017 by Robina Moss

Eyespace’s ‘next-generation tortoiseshells’ will be making their mark throughout 2017, with the 1970’s revival continuing to ride high, according to the company.

The new sunglasses collection for 2017 features 22 styles, with eight tortoiseshell designs included.

Eyespace emphasised that the Cocoa Mint Sunwear collection is available exclusively to independent opticians and is designed to keep practitioners and patients ‘at the forefront of today’s fast pace of fashion.’   

Eyespace marketing manager, Nicky Clement, told OT: “We saw block colour, florals and confident retro patterns sent down the spring/summer 2017 catwalks and tortoiseshell once again proves itself a perennial and versatile accent within the accessories category.”

Ms Clement added: “A flattering and iconic material, we have modernised its application on our sunglasses, resulting in a number of stand-out models that will make a luxury statement for Cocoa Mint devotees this summer.”

A statement style is the full coverage sunglasses model ‘CMS 2029’ (pictured), which features an exaggerated cat’s-eye silhouette. With ‘a deceptively small 54-eye size,’ Eyespace notes that the frame has been created as a fashionable choice that is ideal for glazing.

The eye front is gloss black for impact and is paired with luxury nude tortoiseshell sides that feature a designer-led textured effect. The polished style is finished with a metal end piece.

Eyespace added that glitter, lamé and sequins also swept the new-season fashion catwalks, and Cocoa Mint embraced the trend with the sunglasses ‘CMS 2025.’ Swarovski crystal fabric encases the sides for ‘summer sparkle.’

Developed in size 55-17-135, the new sunglasses are available in black and a honey-coloured tortoiseshell.

With its highly polished thin acetate eye rims, ‘CMS 2556’ offers a new twist on the classic aviator with a metal bridge seen in abundance on the fashion catwalks.

The classic gold and tortoiseshell colour combination is designed to be highly complementary on a wide range of skin tones, Eyespace emphasises.

Rose-hued ensembles reigned on the fashion catwalks and ‘CMS 2028’ sits at the forefront of the pink trend, featuring a wearable eye shape.

A vibrant interpretation of tortoiseshell infuses shades of hot pink and lilac within the eye front, complemented by rose gold metal detailing. The multi-tonal front is emphasised by the black sides.

Re-imagining the award-winning sunglasses ‘CMS 2023,’ the new version is available in a classic high gloss black and gold, and a chic blush tortoiseshell with rose gold sides.

The relatively petite, glamorously up-swept frame has been developed by Eyespace to appear much larger than its 54-16-140 size.

Ms Clement emphasised: “Drawing on future-trend forecasts and market research, our product team is committed to taking Great British design to the next level.”

“Thoughtfully balancing contemporary colour palettes with on-trend eye shapes, we have invested strongly in this year’s collection with product combinations that seamlessly allow for prescription glazing while still appealing to fashion-conscious consumers,” she concluded.

For more information, visit the company’s website.


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