OT focuses on… eyewear for children
Flexible hinges, durable materials, and the brightest frames in the room – OT gathers some of the most eye-catching eyewear for children and young adults
25 August 2021
This year Cébé has introduced a host of new colourways to its Cébé Light Junior collection.
The range of colours available for the ‘Alea’ and ‘Mio’ styles for children aged between one and three has increased by five to a total of nine different options. Four colours have been added for the new ‘Flora’ and ‘Oreste’ styles, taking the available colourways up to eight for each frame. This includes lavender matte – pictured in the ‘Flora’ style.
The frames in the collection are ultra-flexible and durable, while the lenses offer UV and blue light protection. The ‘Alea’ and ‘Mio’ styles come with a detachable strap, while ‘Flora’ and ‘Oreste’ offer lifestyle-oriented unisex designs.
A carnival of colour
Eyespace has introduced the new season of “ultra-cool” styles in its Rock Star collection with full rim plastic frames featuring flex hinges. Styles include the ‘Alessia,’ which has a “fun and playful” theme and is available in a fuchsia front and purple blend pattern on the sides, and a teal front and parrot green marbled sides.
The ‘Avril’ frame offers a slight “punk style” and utilises an acetate technique to create a distinctive ombre palette – transitioning from a bold colour down to a soft crystal.
The frame also features a dual temple pin branding for a “junior grunge look” and is available in an ombre red and purple crystal, or a cool-toned purple and blue grad crystal.
Designed for slightly older children, the ‘Harvey’ frame has a larger eye size (50) and is available in a D-shape. Colourways include a crystal-based grey striation, or a brown striation with retro-inspired amber tones.
Commenting on the frames, Emily Andrews, Eyespace product director, told OT: “The latest collection from Rock Star is a carnival of tropical colour with brand new acetate materials and colourways celebrating youthful energy. Placing the young frame wearer centre stage, innovative lamination techniques and high impact contrasts create bold and brilliant eyewear perfect for a summer of fun.”
Continental Eyewear, part of the Millmead Optical Group, has highlighted two new additions to the children’s eyewear Lazer Junior collection. The new styles feature bold patterned sides and “bright candy colours.”
The ‘2200’ oval frame (pictured) has a simple front but fun patterns along the sides and is available in colours including grey, navy, purple and rose.
Meanwhile, the ‘2204’ round frame is available in pastel shades with swirling patterns along the sides. The frames are available in colours including blue, purple and rose.
A world of imagination
International Eyewear has highlighted the range of vibrant frames from its licensed brand, Roald Dahl eyewear. The line includes 18 frames, which feature original Quentin Blake illustrations with characters from the books, and quotes from the stories hidden on the interior of the frames. Each frame is also available with a branded case and lens cloth.
Included in the collection is the ‘Roald Dahl RD15’ a frame inspired by Fantastic Mr Fox, with engraved and painted ears on the front of the frames and digitally printed sides to resemble Mr Fox’s features and bushy tail.
Speaking to OT, the International Eyewear product team explained that the collection drew inspiration from the world of Roald Dahl’s stories and Quentin Blake’s illustrations, utilising a range of production techniques to present the characters and motifs. Considering how the collection will evolve, with new designs in development, a spokesperson shared: “Our launch collection focused on representing the characters and narratives from the stories, and in our new developments we want to go further in showcasing the Roald Dahl message that, ‘The world can be tough, but with a combination of imagination, determination and heart, everyone, no matter how small, can shape their own wonky story.’”
“We aim to create individual eyewear designs that can give children the confidence to be themselves, ensuring that the Roald Dahl collection by International Eyewear offers frames with personality for growing individuals,” they added.