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Top trend: Featherweight frames

Optometrist and lifestyle blogger, Lizzy Yeowart, examines the lightest eyewear designs and picks her standout eyewear for this season

Trending now are super-lightweight frames fabricated from innovative materials to produce eyewear that weighs little more than a teaspoon of sugar. This makes for supremely light and seemingly infinitely wearable frames that stay comfortable all day long. While they might feel as though they’re barely there, they do not lack aesthetic impact.

‘Naos’ by Lool Eyewear


Cromalyt BetaTitanium by Lool Eyewear is the result of a determination to innovate and develop new technologies. ‘Naos’ showcases the perfect balance of novel materials and a new patented hinge. 

‘STS-30056’ by Stepper

Stepper’s TX5 is a state-of-the-art material that combines minimal weight with high strength. A unique high-tech moulding process allows for 3D-shaping to help reduce weight and thickness. This results in a well-balanced look and an almost-weightless feeling.

‘Thintanium 5501’ by Lindburg


The design and engineering team at Lindberg have utilised the latest manufacturing technology to produce an all-new patent-pending Thintanium collection. The ultra-thin design makes for a light, elegant and understated look.

What’s hot in October/November 2023?

On the high line


Belgian eyewear brand Lunetier Ludovic has collaborated with fine jewellers, Manalay to produce ‘High Line,’ an exquisite gentleman’s frame comprising 32g of white gold and 206 brilliant-cut diamonds. 

Famous favourite


As seen on Rihanna, Dua Lipa and Marc Jacobs, model ‘400331’ by Loewe x Paula’s Ibiza, has a head-turning concave front that creates a three-dimensional effect with its rectangle shape and oval lenses. Available in five equally striking colour combinations.

Without limits


Bayria Eyewear created ‘AnnAcronista,’ an exquisite limited-edition frame which pays homage to the late, wonderfully eccentric Italian fashion-writer Anna Piaggi. The butterfly shape represents the freedom to express oneself without limits, something Piaggi epitomised.

Rock legends


Formed 50 years ago this November, AC/DC is the world’s longest-running rock band. Vinylize has released an eight-piece collection dedicated to the founding and current members. The designs feature details from the bands’ album covers as well as metal AC/DC lightning bolts.