The latest eyewear news you need to know

From a fashion-forward collaboration to a celebrity spokesmodel, cutting-edge eyewear and one particularly sun-drenched collection, the latest news so far this year suggests no shortage of intriguing new developments in the pipeline. Here we reveal just some of the surprises the eyewear world has in store, covering both news and not-to-be-missed designs. Here are the latest eyewear news you need to know.


© Lunettes Oakley

Football star Kylian Mbappé joins team Oakley

In news sure to excite fans of both sport and eyewear, French international and world champion Kylian Mbappé has been announced as the new face of Oakley’s lifestyle collection. Owned by the Luxottica group, the brand stands out for the cutting-edge technology integrated into its sport sunglasses. The footballer says he is “excited to partner with a brand that wants to share my story off the pitch, and support what I want to do to help inspire global youth”.

In the first image from the “Be Who You Are” campaign, he wears the Kato, performance frames with a futuristic feel.

Available here.


© Lunettes Paul & Joe


© Lunettes Paul & Joe

Two-tone frames at Paul&Joe

Visuals for the future eyewear collection by Paul&Joe promise to make the summer season fun, colorful and all the more enticing. We love the round and oversize Posy frames, which come in various color combos, including: black tortoiseshell, beige/raspberry pink, denim blue/yellow tortoiseshell, brown – as well as our favorite, violet and cream. How long till spring?!

Available soon here.


© Lunettes Neubau - Verres Transitions Optical

Looking to the future at Neubau

The Austrian brand began the year intent on pushing the limits of its creative ambition ever further. Its new range includes two pairs of certified sustainable ‘glasses of the future. Made with castor oil, among other things, the frames are formed using natural3D, which (as the name suggests) involves 3D printing.
The brand combines this pioneering production method with high-quality titanium from Japan. Both styles are truly exceptional objects, the result of painstaking and technical work.

Collection available soon, from here.


© Lunettes Almaria de chez Simple / Claris Virot


© Lunettes Gypset de chez Simple / Claris Virot

A coveted collaboration between SIMPLE. and Claris Virot

The young optical brand has teamed up with Balinese-inspired leather goods label, Claris Virot, which specializes in affordable luxury and focuses on craftsmanship and quality materials. Its creative approach aligns very nicely with the values of SIMPLE, which favors understated designs, as well as premium materials.
Their shared vision has produced an array of generously-proportioned sunglasses in contemporary shapes. Special mention must go to the apple green Almeria, very much on trend for 2022.

Collection available soon, from here.


© Lunettes Charmant


© Lunettes Charmant

The finesse of Charmant’s high-end Titanium Perfection eyewear

Minimalist and elegant, the latest frames from the Charmant group – which also owns the Ad Lib label – have it all. The collection is comprised of stylish, clean and classic designs, accented with splashes of color, like red, violet and rose gold.
The label also makes frameless unisex designs in six different colors and six different shapes, including round, square and cat eye, so you can find your perfect match.


Lunettes Silhouette

Miami vibes at Silhouette

Swapping Austria for the Florida sun, Silhouette has designed some shades inspired by the uplifting mood of the most popular spots in Miami. For a sporty chic look, try some of the lightweight and perfectly formed frames like the Bayside, inspired by the hundreds of sailboats to be found in the bay.

Available here.

Written by Eleanor Fullalove