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Silhouette launches 2021 sunglasses collection

Drawing inspiration from retro styles, the new collection features a variety of colourful hues, from mustard to peach lenses and pastel gradients

The Sun Lite collection features three new frames offering lightweight, full-rim designs.

First in the range is a unisex style with a panto-shaped frame designed as a “fun rounded frame to suit a host of face shapes,” the company explains.

The ‘Sun Lite 4079’ frames are available in four shades including a mustard-yellow lens paired with a transparent rim, and orange-hued tortoiseshell with black lenses. For a more traditional style, dark grey and all-black varieties are also on offer.

The men’s model, ‘Sun Lite 4078,’ features a soft rectangular style in an extended wayfarer shape. Two of the colourways feature contrasting tortoiseshell rims, whilst frames are also available in a blue gradient and all black.

The brand’s signature titanium material has been used for the arms of the sunglasses, with tips matching the frames as an additional accent.

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Silhouette’s ‘3192’ frame features an elongated cat’s eye shape and is available in an array of pastel shades

The Sun Lite collection women’s model, ‘Sun Lite 3192,’ offers an elongated cat’s eye shape, available in four colourways. This includes a mauve frame with pastel lavender lenses that fade into a pink, meanwhile metallic peach lenses (pictured) have been introduced to the collection, set in a transparent frame. The colour range is rounded off with deep brown and jet black options.

The collection is available under Silhouette’s Light Management programme, which features a new technology to provide its sunglasses with “the highest level” of protection and functionality, the brand suggests.

This aims to enhance the wearer’s comfort and provide clearer contrast enhancement, whilst shielding them from strong blue light. This is available on brown, grey and green, prescription and non-prescription lenses.