The frames we’re eyeing up for this summer
From a quirky collab and a green initiative, to the bright and the colorful, not forgetting a surprise new brand ambassador… summer promises no shortage of excitement when it comes to eyewear! Here’s our round-up of everything you need to know, plus our pick of the best new glasses around.
Colorful new eyewear collection from Jean-François Rey
This season, the focus at Jean-François Rey involves pairing bright colors (orange, green, blue) with metal. It’s not the first time that Rey has chosen to make incorporate this material in striking shades. Originality is part of the charm of this brand, much like its legendary savoir-faire. Minimalist, cheerful, even architectural, Jean-François Rey’s latest looks for spring-summer promise to add interest to and lift any outfit – without going overboard.
Eccentric eyewear by Emmanuelle Khanh and Alphonse Maitrepierre
As referenced in our Mother’s Day shopping feature, Emmanuelle Khanh has teamed up with the designer Alphonse Maitrepierre in creating the quirky-looking ‘Le Peigne’ (The Comb). These shades are available in three colors and mimic the shape of the grooming tool, while looking like real works of art! Comb and get them…
Surprise new brand ambassador for Lanvin
Famous for her girly rhinestone-encrusted noughties era fashion choices, Paris Hilton has become the ultra-chic face of the Lanvin spring/summer 2021 campaign, showcasing its luxurious Seventies- and Eighties-inspired eyewear in the stunning shots. Lanvin’s latest offerings are hard to miss. With their thick frames in eye-catching colors (green, red, brown and amber tortoiseshell), these glasses are as charming and vivacious as the ex-reality TV star herself.
ECO Eyewear’s green initiative
In celebrating Earth Day on 22 April each year, ECO eyewear has so far planted 2.5 million trees. The brand has been strongly committed to protecting the environment for over 10 years now and makes eco-chic frames from biobased and recycled materials like ocean plastic, without sacrificing style.
Isabel Marant’s debut frames
One of the most eagerly anticipated collections this spring/summer involves French designer Isabel Marant and the launch of her first range of sunglasses with Safilo. Isabel’s Parisian chic and bohemian influence can be seen in the selection of pastel and punchier (try fuchsia pink) colored pieces, complete with gradient lenses and bold prints in quirky shapes, to ensure all eyes are on you. To coincide with the launch, the designer has also created an uber cool glasses chain.
Pretty summer collection by Ba&sh eyewear
Well-known for its women’s clothing and must-have boho maxi dresses, the Ba&sh label has just decided to make its latest eyewear collection available in its online shop. Previously stocked only by opticians, the oversize frames in summery shades of pink, brown and blue are now just a click away. Thanks to the Instagram filter, you can even try them for size from the comfort of your own home.
The eyewear brand with a sense of humor prides itself on creating trendsetting designs of the ‘anti-mainstream’ variety. Its Mille+80 collection has been developed with generation Y in mind, the frame shapes having been made softer and more subtle. The perfect opportunity for millennials to pick out their first pair of Théo frames.
Written by Eleanor Fullalove