Eyewear designers have upped the glamour with striking colours, translucent frames and added sparkle for the season. OT takes a look
13 January 2021
Accessory: Personal power
The independent eyewear chain and accessories company, Cotivision, has partnered with the American blogger, stylist, optician and entrepreneur, Autianna Wilson, for a collaborative collection of eyewear chains. The ‘Goddess’ collection draws inspiration from African and Hindu goddesses and aims to invoke themes of resilience, love and femininity. All the chains are designed to be worn as an eyewear chain, necklace or mask chain.
Speaking to OT, the company said: “We are a UK company which is founded to inspire people to be bold and celebrate their personalities through their eyewear and accessories.”
Frame: A twist on a classic
Andy Wolf Eyewear has launched the latest addition to its metal eyewear collection with the model ‘4768.’ The geometric, oversized shape of the frames aims to provide a dynamic twist on the traditional square shape. The colour palette includes combinations such as rose gold, with a contrasting chestnut brown, or mocha brown with beige. The model is handcrafted in the brand’s factory in the French Jura Mountains.
Hot compress: New look
Visufarma has introduced a new look for its MeiboPatch product, aiming to highlight its unique temperature test strip feature. The re-usable eye mask is used to treat Meibomian Gland Dysfunction (MGD), ensuring the right temperature for patients. The company noted that warm flannels don’t always maintain the right temperature to be effective in melting obstructed secretions to unblock meibomian glands, while there is also a safety element of potential burns.
The MeiboPatch reaches the right temperature within 40 seconds and maintains the temperature over time, the company suggests, while its unique temperature testing strip supports patients to find the optimal temperature. The mask is hypoallergenic, as well as significantly improving dryness scores and tear break up time, the company shared.
Frame: Glam frames
International Eyewear has introduced three new styles from the Zoffani collection with a focus on sparkle and glamour. The ‘Zoffani 3111’ metal frame features 24 Swarovski crystals and is available in light gold or dark silver with complimentary red and purple signature sweeping acetate tips. The ‘Zoffani 3112’ model has a swooping temple design and rectangular eye shape, boasting 32 Swarovski crystals. The frame is available in gold or peach hues, designed to enrich the wearer’s natural skin tone. The ‘Zoffani 3113’ (pictured) acetate style features barrel-shaped temple trims encrusted in crystals. The frame is available in brown and grey.
Frame: Understated style
Austrian eyewear brand, Silhouette, unveiled its new Sivista collection, which it describes as “the perfect way to add a personal touch to winter workwear.”
The rimless range brings eight new shapes to the collection: four women’s designs, two for men and two unisex models. The models aim to highlight the wearer’s face with its translucent design. The frames feature titanium arms, SPX+ temples and hand-painted earpieces.
The four feminine models are available in a rounded oversized shape and subtle cat-eye frame, such as the ‘5040’ (pictured), while the new additions to the men’s styles offer angular, contemporary designs.
The unisex frames both feature squared designs with rounded edges, designed to suit both men and women’s face shapes, and accentuate the cheekbones.
Sunglasses: Bold colours and retro inspiraton
Barton Perreira has released a late winter/pre-spring 2020-2021 collection of sunglasses and optical styles. The ’Falana’ frames offer a bold cat-eye in a striking range of colours from the ‘Falana Heroine Chic’ tortoiseshell to the ‘Falana Aubergine Gradient’ in a blend of clear and purple acetate. The ‘Elrod’ and ‘Nandi’ frames provide a vintage-inspired take on the square frame, in a mixture of acetate and metal, while the ‘Cecil’ frames offer a wayfarer style in neutral and clear colours. Finally, the ‘Voltaire’ aviator offers a variety of crystal-inspired hues and metal frames.
Speaking to OT, Patty Perreira, designer and co-founder of Barton Perreira, said: “Barton Perreira’s late winter/pre-spring 2020-2021 collection is a curated, edited collection of modernised, timeless silhouettes to complement the existing styles that our customers know and love. We prioritised creating designs that are immune to trends and that transcend time, and incorporated colours we’ve never used before to inspire a new love for classic styles."
The line of metal frames includes frames in gold, rose gold, antique gold, black satin and pewter, while lenses are available in black, brown, purple, green and blue hues.
Sunglasses: Aesthetics and useability
De Rigo has shared Mulberry’s new Spring/Summer 2021 collection with frames in a range of acetate and metal constructions, offering both feminine and unisex models. The designs aim to reflect the brand’s approach to bag design, bringing together aesthetic and useability. Stand-out features of the frames in the collection include crystals brow bars and temples, embossed details and chain motifs, along with the signature Mulberry Tree logo.
The sunglasses and prescription spectacles are available in a range of shapes, from retro square and oval frames, to lightweight metal in a geometric shape. The ‘SML 070’ oversized sunglasses (pictured) in organic acetate feature a pyramid stud detail on the temples – drawing inspiration from the Keystone Lock in the bag collection, while the ‘VML 106’ glasses also echo the brand’s pyramid elements.