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Brands have launched exciting new eyewear collections for the current season, from new metal lines, to campaigns all about ‘expression’ and a nature-inspired model


Frames: Minimalist mechanics

Blackfin has introduced a new series of eyewear, the Blackfin Atlantic.

Frames in the collection include technical features like a hinge and rim lock, incorporated into the 3mm titanium front for a minimalist look. The betatitanium sides feature adjustable Swordfish tips that can be modified to suit the wearer.

The three styles, two squared shapes and a panto, are available in five colours, including an exclusive black. Red, bright blue, light blue and burgundy alternate with gunmetal grey, dark blue, black or brown in the frames.

The adjustable nose pads are covered with an ultra-soft medical-grade PVC.


Frames: New heights

Austrian eyewear brand, Andy Wolf Eyewear, has introduced the ‘New Heights’ collection. The collection explores boundaries and nuances, whilst still keeping a focus on details, the brand said.

Included in the collection are metal styles with acetate inner rings that don’t perfectly follow the shape of the frame but change shape: the ‘4785’ and ‘Caravan frame 4784’.

The range of acetate frames has been expanded with the introduction of four new models: the oval shaped ‘4610,’ the ‘4612’ re-design of an Andy Wolf classic, the ‘5310’ and the ‘4611’ which is a mix of panto and rectangle.

Two new models join the brand’s range of reverse combination frames – featuring metal at the top and acetate at the bottom. The ‘5128’ has a crescent U-shape, while the ‘5129’ reading glasses are an extreme cat’s-eye, featuring faceting reminiscent of a gemstone.

An oversized unisex model ‘4613’ has a retro look, while ‘5131’ gives a cat’s-eye shape in a trapezoidal shape.


Sunglasses: Personality and expression

Gigi Studios presented its autumn/winter campaign, ‘Show your I’s’, which celebrates multi-faceted personalities and freedom of expression.

The brand suggested the campaign aims to illustrate that “where we are, who we are with, how we feel – even what we wear ¬– influence us to reveal different aspects of our personality.”

For the new season, the brand’s Vanguard collection incorporates new retro and avant-garde styles, with acetate crafted into angles and featuring a lamination of colour. Among the new six new glasses, the brand highlighted its ‘Margaret’ and ‘Poppy’ styles for their geometric contours.

In sunglasses, eight new styles have been introduced. The brand highlighted its ‘Georgina’ oversized mask model with Havana tones.

In the Gigi Studios Men range, the brand has introduced ten new designs including eight glasses and two sunglasses. The ‘Freud’ frame is made from titanium with stand-out engravings.


Sunglasses: 70s glamour

AM Eyewear has highlighted its Miami High Collection, with frames paying homage to the glamour, beaches, and art-deco architecture of Miami in the 70s.

Frames in the collection are made from bio-based acetate and use sustainably-produced Zeiss bio-based lenses in custom gradient colours.

The limited edition frames come with metal collector cards featuring the individual serial numbers.

Founder of AM Eyewear, Simon (Kumar) Ponnusamy, said of the collection: “With a dream-like approach to tints and textures, each frame opens a portal to sun-drenched days by the hotel pool and frenzied nights beneath the disco ball lights, surrounded by captivating beauty and power players.”


Frames: Dramatic colourways

Caron Eyewear has released new square and rounded models for the autumn-winter season with a “fresh and dramatic vibe.”

New models include ‘Rock Up,’ a bold square shape, and ‘Love Yourself,’ a gentle oval with an arched brow. Colourways include camos in yellow and blue, green and turquoise and red and pink, along with complex black and red marbles.

The ‘Be Mine’ rounded frame and square ‘Divine’ frame both feature an arched brow and stainless steel sides, some of which are available in ombré shades.

‘Be Mine’ is available in blue marble with blue sides, blush with rose gold sides, black with black to red ombré sides and a grey marble with black to silver ombré sides.

The ‘Divine’ frame is available in a split blue and mocha Havana with mocha sides, a red-stripe acetate with black to red ombré sides, a black with black to copper ombré sides and latte Havana with gold sides.


Frames: All-rounders

Götti Switzerland has introduced two new models, describing the “true Jack of all trade” frames as “all-rounders.”

The new 3-D printed models, ‘Guidi’ and ‘Gydo’ will be added to the Götti Dimension collection.

The size of the frames and double bridge design “command attention,” the brand suggested, while the surface has a soft appearance.

The colour palette includes four new shades, expanding the collection’s range to a total of 15 colours.


Sunglasses: Named after nature

Maui Jim has launched two new frames in masculine shapes for the autumn.

A new square aviator shape, ‘Mano,’ features SuperThin Glass lenses with the brand’s patented PolarizedPlus2 lens technology. The frames, named after the Hawaiian word for ‘shark,’ feature a “dramatic” reduction to the stainless steel sides, highlighting a flat construction with a metallic strip.

The frame also has ceramic nose pads encased in silicone and is available in three colours: black with a silver stripe, dark navy with a silver stripe, or dark brown with a gold stripe.

The ‘Pu’u Kukui’ frame is named after the summit peak of Mauna Kahalawai, located in the largest private nature preserve in the state of Hawai’i.

The rectangular model aims to bridge between casual and formal, the brand suggested, featuring SuperThin Glass lenses set in a monel metal frame. The design is available in silver, bronze, or dark gunmetal.