Euroinsights – Winter Eyewear Essentials

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“Winter is not a season, it’s a celebration” Anamika Mishra

The arrival of winter signals numerous festivities and celebrations. It’s a time to indulge in fashion, food, culture, and outdoor winter adventures. Eyewear and accessories play a stylish supporting role with sleek designs in materials that interplay environmental friendliness and artisan craft.

Glamour and luxury are hallmarks of eyewear designs by Anna Karin Karlsson. The award-winning Swedish creator infuses her eyewear with inspiration from Nature into dramatic silhouettes. Starry Sky is an explosion of crystals, reminiscent of a cosmic spectacle during a captivating night. Exquisite attention to detail is evident in all AKK designs, and Starry Sky is ablaze with zirconia stones each set by hand. The sun lenses are Zeiss, with azure anti-reflection back coating, and genuine 24K gold plating adorns the frame. Starry Sky provides stellar style for glamorous and glorious occasions – illuminating the world around you.

Anna Karin Karlsson Starry Sky
Starry Sky

Eyewear merits a chic case to keep your spectacles safe and secure. Götti’s Bionic collection includes a slim, refined case in flexible vinyl leather that is 100% made in Switzerland. Crafted in five individual parts, the minimalist case takes little space, and is assembled in front of the customer’s eyes. Two different types of cases can be made from the individual parts – horizontal or vertical – plus a stylish cord to wear around the neck. The Götti Bionic collection is a continuing example of Sven Götti’s goal to create sophisticated, innovative eyewear and accessories that reflect elegant technical precision, harmonious, relaxed, and aesthetic proportions with timeless design.

Götti Bionic
Bionic

Rolf Spectacles in the Austrian Tyrol has acquired more recognition with the Materialica Design +Technology Award to add to their amazingly prestigious collection from international competitions. The Materialica award highlights sustainability, and Rolf won in the Product category with their new Wire collection, that is 3D printed using renewable castor beans. Rolf managing director Roland Wolf commented: “Materialica is all about sustainability, and that makes it the perfect fit for our corporate values. In combination with our fastidious design requirements, with Wire we have been able to create a product that blends closeness to nature with a contemporary feel. Made in Austria, naturally.” The Wire collection is artistically distinctive with colored threads added to the frames, combining style and a clear statement about preserving the planet.

Rolf Spectacles 3D Nero
3D Nero

Eva Gaumé, Creative Director at Emmanuelle Khanh Paris has created flattering eyewear accessories that include a distinctive design inspired by the marine anchor chain. Donna has three acrylic links – one gilded in a layer of fine gold – “I like a touch of gold for light” says Gaumé – that enhance the chain. Lightweight and 85cm long, Donna keeps your spectacles close at hand, and it’s also a smart accessory. The latest EK Paris collection by Eva Gaumé, launched at Silmo Paris, includes a stunning array of sunglass and optical creations.

Emmanuelle Khanh  Donna Chain
Donna Chain

If sunny climes and silky sand beach destinations are on the horizon this winter, Cocoa Mint by the award-winning British label Eyespace features a dynamic sunwear collection. Glamour, chic, and sophistication plus lenses with UV protection from potentially harmful sunrays are all part of the bold, expressive acetate silhouettes, available in a diverse color palette.

Eyespace Cocoa Mint
Cocoa Mint

The emphasis of sustainability and eco-friendly frames has developed into a vital brand philosophy for eyewear companies. Neubau positions its high-quality frames with this belief in its plant-based acetate designs. Two stunning optical models in streamlined, avant-garde shapes are handcrafted using the finest sustainable materials that combine durability, comfort, and relaxed styling.

Neubau Gabriel
Gabriel

Celine is a timeless butterfly silhouette with character and graceful symmetry, while Gabriel in Crystal and Olive highlights the modern aviator shape with a contemporary twist. Both Neubau designs are available in beautiful state-of-the-art colors as well as beloved classics of dark tortoise and black.

Nebau Celine
Celine

Perk up winter blues and doldrums with eyewear and accessories to brighten your days – and your eyes.

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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.