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The aviator: re-imagined
Optometrist and lifestyle blogger, Lizzy Yeowart, revisits a timeless look
Fly high in the style stakes with a modern take on a perennial style classic. Here’s OT ’s pick of the latest aviator frames.
The ‘Letec’ by Vysen is versatile and smart. This new take on a timeless design will suit any face shape. Its tailored geometry guarantees a fearless, adventurous look.
Letec, ‘Vysen’ vysen.com
This contemporary aviator combines strong, industrial, clean lines with an unexpected pop of colour. The ‘Issey’ by Face-a-Face is handmade in Europe with a choice of different colourways.
Face a Face, ‘Issey’ designeyeweargroup.com
Mellow wood with electric blue accents makes for a unique design. This triple-bridge JFRey aviator is composed of carbon fibre and natural wood. It is beautifully light, very flexible and incomparably solid.
Jean-François Rey, ‘JF2898’ jfrey.fr/en
Bags of class
The upper bridge of these stunning Mulberry aviator sunglass is decorated by crystals that stand out on a hyper-thin metal frame, recalling the brand’s eponymous bags. Gradient lenses feature the iconic Mulberry Tree logo.
Mulberry, ‘SML067S,’ derigo.com
Lizzy's style notes
OT's columnist, Lizzy Yeowart, considers a dispensing scenario. This month for a 45-year-old architect with presbyopia
One must assume that a 45-year-old presbyopic architect will have an interest in the aesthetic and will spend a lot of time in front of a computer screen.
The ‘Vibrant’ by Caroline Abram is a soft, flattering cat’s-eye made entirely from titanium. It comes in six colourways, each offering a beautiful contrast between the top of the frame and the temple.
Caroline Abram, ‘Vibrant’ www.charmant.com
The ‘BB2004’ by Booth and Bruce combines style with practicality. It is deep enough to accommodate an intermediate prescription or varifocal, and lightweight enough to wear all day.
Booth and Bruce, ‘BB2004’ www.boothandbruce.com