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Top trend: Frames with sparkle

Optometrist and lifestyle blogger, Lizzy Yeowart, picks out frames that will bring the sparkle to any function

This season has seen an array of newly-launched collections which make the perfect party wardrobe addition, with plenty of sparkle and shine.

‘SK7011’ by EssilorLuxottica


Swarovski and EssilorLuxottica have unveiled a stunning collection of sun and optical styles. Statement shapes and faceted crystals capture the bold and joyful elegance of Swarovski. Style ‘SK7011’ is beyond brilliant.

‘Dorothy’ by Catch London


From Catch London comes ‘Dorothy,’ from The Wizard of Oz collection, which, as one might expect, is a ruby-red crystal encrusted acetate. Additional glittery slippers on the sides add a further light-hearted element to this most festive of frames.

‘Renata’ by Sospiri


Sospiri, a luxury Italian brand by Ottica Veneta, has introduced ‘Renata,’ a sleek geometric silhouette with signature embellishment. Handcrafted in the northern Italian region of Veneto with Mazzucchelli acetate and hand-placed Swarovski crystals, this new model is timeless and sophisticated.

What’s hot?

Sun seekers


Marchon Eyewear has added head-turning styles to its autumn/winter 2023 Ferragamo collection – perfect for those seeking winter sun. Signature details include a sculptural three-dimensional prism effect incorporated into the hinges.

On the slopes


Global performance eyewear brand, Revo, builds on its rich tradition of technology and innovation by offering the most advanced high-contrast polarised sunglasses available. New addition Polar R is a unisex one-piece shield with photochromic lenses. Perfect for après-ski.

Movie magic


Bugs (Bugs Black 16), is named after Jessica Henwick’s character in The Matrix. The unisex style is fabricated in acetate with the distinctive horizontal bar detail. The strong style aesthetic reflects that of the character.