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Top trend: White hot frames

Optometrist and lifestyle blogger, Lizzy Yeowart, on the perfect eyewear for the winter to spring transition

A pair of angular white frames are posed off-centre
Cleto Munari
Trending now is white hot eyewear, perfect for the end of the ski and winter sports season and the eagerly anticipated transition into spring and summer. White epitomises timeless elegance and whispers of expensive sophistication. White frames will always turn heads and draw second glances, whether glazed as a sun or an optical style.

Jacinto’ by Cleto Munari

93-year-old Italian artist and designer Cleto Munari has launched his first eyewear collection. The line focuses on bold, multi-layered shapes in custom-made Mazzucchelli acetate.

‘Elodie’ by Linda Farrow


The ‘Elodie’ flat-top statement style in winter white is designed in collaboration with model and ambassador for body inclusivity, Charli Howard. 

‘Sycamore’ by Ogi Eyewear

These frames have a clear acetate front in a pantos style with tortoiseshell style sides

Ogi Eyewear has updated the shape of its ‘Sycamore’ style by juxtaposing a thicker profile from the top view of the acetate and a thinner profile from the front. The unexpected mixing of these two scales creates an unexpected twist on a classic round eye shape. 

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Architectural craftsmanship

Fun circular frames in silver
Spanish brand, Kaleos has collaborated with Barcelona-based architecture firm, Arquitectura-G to create a capsule collection of five frames, handcrafted in Japan, made from 100% titanium.

Geometric styles

Hexagonal frames in deep green, with a lighter green line on the inside of the frames

Gigi Studios has introduced ‘Romina’ to its creative, fashion-led Vanguard collection. A handcrafted frame made of laminated acetate with a modern, geometric aesthetic.

Adapt to comfort

Angular rectangle frames with pointed edges in a bright purple

‘Tribeca’ by Black Fin is an optical frame fabricated from a single titanium block, made in Italy at the Blackfin Black Shelter Sustainable Factory. Hypoallergenic, ultralight and durable, the frame has ultra flexible sides for unrivalled comfort and fitting adaptability. The colours are completely handmade.