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Top trend: Asymmetric eyewear

Optometrist and lifestyle blogger, Lizzy Yeowart, on the resurgence of this stand-out style

Tom Davies
Asymmetrical eyewear is not a new concept, is currently at the forefront of fashion courtesy of an array of new styles.

‘Wonk,’ Catch London

The box-office hit Wonka has brought attention to asymmetric frames thanks to ‘Wonk,’ Tom Davies’ crystal blue design which is part of his latest collaboration with Warner Bros.  

'Half print,’ Dolce & Gabbana


Dolce & Gabbana’s ‘Half print’ sunglasses have different pattern detail on each side in a more subtle nod to the trend, inspired by the brand’s Sicilian DNA. 

'OA2115C2,’ Outspoken


Outspoken’s eyewear collection has always celebrated the quirky and unusual. In an array of colourways, their asymmetrical style is an attainable option to embrace the trend. 

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Positivity in the frame


Eyespace has launched a new brand, Arhlo, focused on inclusivity and a respect for the environment. The frame, ‘ARH001’ is a stand-out from the new collection 

Go Dotty


From Tom Davies’ Wonka inspired collection, the optical style ‘Abigail’ has a screen-printed giraffe pattern and detail on the front and sides. 

In the detail


The cat’s eye, ‘Carolina’ by JF Rey, was inspired by the style of Lady Gaga, featuring contrasting shapes and thicknesses with artful bevelling to give a multi-faceted appearance. 

Sunglasses celebration


Kirk & Kirk launched the world’s first handmade acrylic sunglass collection. It has taken the family business five years to develop the unique material for their signature bold, chunky designs.