AOP Awards 2020

“It’s great recognition for the hard work that we put into the brand”

Millmead Optical Group’s Gabbie Renwick discusses the company’s Walter & Herbert ‘Davison’ frame that was recently named Frame of the Year at the AOP Awards 2020

Millmead Optical team

How does it feel to win Frame of the Year for Walter & Herbert's 'Davison'?

It was such an honour to win this award for one of our favourite frames in the collection, not least because it was voted for by the AOP members. It’s great recognition for the hard work that we put into the brand and inspires us to continue this high level of design and manufacture.

Describe the frame and what makes it stand out from the crowd?

‘Davison’ (pictured below) was inspired by ‘40s–50s heritage with the modern twist of exciting colour lamination on the front. Flowing from the front is a classic metal temple with the Walter & Herbert anagram pattern etched into it. These subtle details give a luxurious and modern feel and makes this frame stand out from the crowd.

Walter and Herbert Davison frame

What are your eyewear trend predictions for the next 12 months?
Our designers predict we may see more subtle cat eye shapes, ‘70s style oversized frames, more embellished and jewelled frames, flatter top bars, and more rectangular and geometric styles.