Euroinsights – Statement Sunglasses

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Spring, summer, and sunshine are buzzwords for the next months, as residents in the Northern Hemisphere are delighted to say  “avoir” (goodbye!) to winter. The change in seasons is an ideal opportunity to refresh one’s wardrobe as thoughts turn to more leisurely days and vacation time. An essential addition to spring and summer fashion includes sunglasses with creativity, chic, and comfort, plus a dash of glamour. Choices this season flourish with imaginative shapes, sleek lenses, refined details, and amazing colors.

Götti CONNIE Sunglasse
CONNIE

Götti Switzerland is ready for stylish summer pleasures with Connie and Clyde, inspired by the inseparable criminal duo – Bonnie and Clyde. Featured is Clyde from Götti Dimension, interpreted in a narrow shape reflecting a retro aura that is evident nowadays in fashion and accessories. Crafted in Switzerland with a modern, high-tech 3D printing process, the beautifully rounded edges and smooth lines highlight the luscious Berry color. Connie and Clyde are available in a wide range of lovely colors as sunglasses or optical frames.

Götti CLYDE Sunglasses
CLYDE

British label Kirk & Kirk brings an exciting dimension to their sunglass collection with Italian-constructed frames in the K&K signature material – acrylic – featuring distinctive shapes that are bold and expressive. The graphically angular Sophia is available in a concerto of colors – including Iris shown here. Frame sides are in Alpaca silver, coated with a clear varnish that provides protection and a sleek contract to the frame color.

Kirk & Kirk Sophia Sunglasses
Sophia

A kaleidoscope of color artfully crafted and fused in glossy acetate highlights Outremer 7159 by Lafont Paris. The striking silhouette and colorful frame front are contrasted with pale blue trim on the upper front of the frame and sides. Outremer is amongst the galaxy of desirable sunglass designs by Thomas Lafont in amazing color adventures and combinations.

Lafont Outremer 7159
Outremer 7159

Aviator shapes are cool and contemporary, and Jeremy Tarian’s take on his striking Monge design is embellished with a laser-accented brow bar that ensures a stylish declaration. The premium-quality acetate design is also available as an optical frame. Jeremy’s timeless Parisian intuition for quality, craftsmanship, and innovation resonates in all his creations.

Tarian MONGE sunglasses and optical frame
MONGE

Rolf Spectacles has recently added another design accomplishment to their prestigious collection of international citations, by receiving their fourth IF Design Award with the outstanding frame Flynn. A real eye-catcher, this stunning design combines natural materials, vintage charm, and modern flair. The Austrian design masters incorporated only one thread that adorns the frame, and for more depth, the beginning and end of the frame is visually offset. The sea blue color is perfect for summer escapades.

ROLF Flynn Sunglasses
Flynn

Glamour, dramatic silhouettes, luxury, and vibrant colors are embodied in eyewear designs by Swedish creator Anna Karin Karlsson. Her designs are not only sun specs, but also works of art. Strawberry Moon in violet acetate is generously sculpted with metal details plated in 24k gold. Zeiss quality sun lens with azure anti-reflex back coating provides important eye safety features for sun protection.

Anna Karin Karlsson Strawberry Moon
Strawberry Moon

British designer Paul Smith – now Sir Paul Smith – started his star-studded design career with men’s wear. He has subsequently branched out into women’s clothing and spectacles.  PS24 combines the beauty of smooth acetate in tortoiseshell and black for a timeless, contemporary frame.

Paul Smith PS24
PS24

For sparkle and dazzle this summer, Schloss by Chopard offers an impressive design with a flirtatious cat-eye faceted rimless front and lilac lenses, plus glittering stones and crystals on the side.

Chopard Schloss Sunglasses
Schloss

Summer 2024 heralds a fabulous array of unique and individualistic sun specs to wear with stylish joy and a personal style statement.

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Joan Grady
Euroinsights is a contributory column created and written by Joan Grady. Joan is Owner/Director of JG Creative Expressions, a solely independent editorial service supporting the eyewear sector, music, and the arts. She is fashion editor of Vision Now magazine in the UK; was originally co-founder of Eyestylist.com; and has written for international publications, including 2020Europe.

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