Summer Essentials – Euroinsights

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“Summertime and the livin’ is easy…”  – Porgy and Bess by George Gershwin

William Shakespeare and Henry James; Toni Morrison and Edna St. Vincent Millay; Evelyn Waugh and Ralph Waldo Emerson – all wrote about summer in their literature, poems, and essays. Musicians too, put into lyrics the relaxing, dreamy days that immortalize the essence of summer pleasures: beach and barbecues, picnics and popsicles, sunshine and swimming.

Prepare your eyes for the glorious summer season with sunglasses, optical frames and accessories that enhance your vacation. Safety precautions ensure eye protection and comfort.

Spain is graced with glorious sunshine, and designers know the importance of eye safety for outdoor activities. Suitto in Barcelona has a stunning collection of sunnies in colors that radiate summer glow, plus providing superb fit and comfort.  LUP145 in vibrant blue is an exclusive Suitto colour combination, crafted in their Barcelona factory.

Suitto LUP145

The award-winning design duo at Sol Sol Ito in Switzerland – Monika Fink and Sandra Kaufmann – combine function and style with their foldable reading glasses. Read On is ultra-light, sturdy, flexible, and protected in a reed slim case. Crafted in the Swiss material TR90, Read On is available in lively colors of red, yellow, turquoise, purple, pale green, and black.

Read On - Sol Sol Ito
Read On

Pamela by Emmanuelle Khanh is tantalizing in shiny orange acetate, with its chunky, bold, vintage-inspired shape. Emmanuelle Khan in the 60’s knew what women wanted – strong, distinctive eyewear. Eva Gaume, Artistic Director at EK, conveys the energetic spirit of Emmanuelle Khan in statement sunglasses that are chic and empowering.

Emmanuelle Khanh Pamela

Vintage is in the limelight this year, enjoying a renaissance in clothing and accessories. Götti Switzerland encapsulates the 80s with a refreshing, casual frame from the Dimension collection. Filde in Sand harmoniously entwines tradition and modern for a timeless classic, with its large round silhouette, low set temple, and relaxed elegance.

Götti Switzerland Filde


Losing eyewear on vacation is a nightmare no one wants to experience. Emmanuelle Khanh has the perfect solution to keep your frames safe: a sleek, fine gold chain with a chunky little green nugget accentuating the design, appropriately called Summer. Extremely light yet durable, Summer looks great on the beach or with evening and formal attire.

Emmanuelle Khan Summer chain

Weddings and other festive occasions bring much joy and happy memories to summer occasions, many of which are held outdoors.  Tennis legend Roger Federer’s collaboration – RF x Oliver Peoples – embraces grace and refinement with a striking collection of ophthalmic and sunglass designs, including sophisticated Cortado.  Federer’s quality principles – on the tennis court and off – reflect his superior standards and the partnership with Oliver Peoples accentuates the value of these traits.

RF x Oliver People
Roger Federer

Supersized, dramatic silhouettes from Brazilian model and eyewear stylist Ana Hickmann are bold and trendy. Glamour and elegance envelope AH3283 in subtle Peach Fuzz acetate, a delicate, soft tone that is ultra-flattering to wear, particularly with a suntan.

Ana Hickmann AH3283

Biscayne Bay by Silhouette in Austria manifests dynamic character, plus cool, edgy vibes. The wraparound UV lens is ideal protection from the sun and is available in forest green, sea blue, grey and black.

Silhouette Biscayne Bay
Biscayne Bay

Celebrate summer with eyewear that dazzles, delights, and demonstrates confidence and style.

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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; and has written for international publications, including 2020Europe.


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