Many people are fortunate to live in and be surrounded with plentiful, almost infinite choices. From artichokes to automobiles, designer clothing to destinations, the multitude of opportunities are astounding. Nowadays, the same is true of spectacle frames; the selections available in eyewear are exceptional in colors, materials, and styling.
Eyewear has come a long way from its early origins and limited options. The mantra of car inventor Henry Ford comes to mind: “You can have it in any color you want, as long as it is black.” However, once color was introduced to eyewear, the sector became an important participant for opticians and customers, as well as the global financial and fashion spectrums. With the spotlight on preserving the environment and eco-friendly materials, the possibilities are not only more abundant, but more energized, colorful, distinctive, and desirable.
Inspired by Africa – crafted in Italy. Luca Gnecchi Ruscone discovered his grandfather’s vintage frames, and so began an exploration of making distinctive designs that capture the richness of African history, enhanced with the legendary skills of Italian workmanship and ingenuity. Premium acetate enfolds the Manda Explorer with its luxurious bold shape.
Cool and classy, with sleek linear purity, Delon is emblematic of the minimalistic aesthetics in Götti Switzerland designs. Superb quality Japanese titanium is precisely molded into a charismatic shape for men with distinctive green lenses. Delon is also available in an ophthalmic version.
Vivacious, bold, and inventive, Barbara McReynolds and Gai Gherardi at l.a. Eyeworks create statement frames with unique personality. Minx is among the latest animated frames inspired with trends and traditions that highlight l.a. Eyeworks designs: potent, dazzling patterns, plus vibrant colorations as seen in Minx, with sleek angles and gentle curves. Minx is also available in additional delectable tones of Plum Drop and Bramble Berry.
With over 140 years of optical expertise, Erkers 1879 Eyewear is recognized for creative frame design. Attention to detail carves a particular niche for the company who created the goggles that Charles Lindburgh wore when he triumphed as the first person to cross the Atlantic in a solo flight. The McGuire is superbly chic and edgy, with finely honed corners that enhance the streamlined design.
Silhouette expands their stylish collection of rimless eyewear with twelve new contemporary shapes. The Austrian label merges Silhouette’s own unique SPX and titanium, transitioning effortlessly between the two materials, inspiring the name – Blends. From classical silhouettes to voluminous forms, the Blends range features metallic tones in striking colors, providing a new Silhouette concept with statement versatility.
Variety is always a highlight at JF Rey, and their latest collection embraces a distinctive style proposition. The Spring/Summer 2021 frames comprise a modern retro look, distinguished with a cut out on the front, and assertive vintage shapes with lacquered pop colorations. including red, green, blue, and yellow. A glamorous square shape dominates JF 1501, and a flirtatious butterfly, sophisticated double bridge, and smart rectangle are also available.
Spectacle wearers are in a fortunate position – choice is profusely abundant in styles, materials, and colors. Spring is the ideal time to encourage your fashion passions through individualistic, and beautifully crafted eyewear.