16 kids’ frames for matching mum and dad
With the weather at its very best, summer eyewear deserves to be top of your shopping list! So, before thoughts turn to glasses for going back-to-school, let’s take a look at kids’ sunglasses. More and more brands now offer super cool designs, just like those for adults, with ‘mini me’ fashion now too cute to ignore. Here, EYESEEmag shows how shopping for shades this summer can be fun for all the family.
CHLOE’S JONI, €145
Lightweight metal, luxurious materials and reduced environmental impact; Chloé designs for little girls have all the same hallmarks as other versions on offer – take the iconic Joni butterfly design with double scalloped detailing, for starters.
POLO RALPH LAUREN’S COLOR SHOP, €85
A colorful twist on the classic square shape, these frames for six- to 14-year-olds who take after their dads feature the American brand’s iconic pony logo.
EMPORIO ARMANI, EA4184, €75
Emporio Armani’s first eyewear collection for kids is all colorful lightweight frames made from bio-based polyamide.
This timeless and bargain-priced aviator design in thin metal offers category three protection. Though aimed at 10–12-year-olds, there are versions for the whole family.
GIGI STUDIOS TEENS, GIANNA, €165
The first TEENS collection of shades by this Catalan label are carbon copies of its highly desirable designs for adults – think sophisticated frames in innovative shapes.
MAISON JEAN-FRANCOIS REY, STAR
Embracing blue light technology, translucent color gradients for summer and stylish prints on the temples, three new models with designer details and bold acetate combos now join JF Rey’s kids’ range for six- to nine-year-olds.
KOMONO’S LULU JR. PARADISE, €49
Featuring frames in funky colors and the latest shapes, the sustainable Belgian brand has launched its first junior and teen collection in the same cheerful spirit as its adult range.
LACOSTE’S MODEL 3644S
Matching sunglasses are a serious business, with the Mini Me capsule collection sharing the same smart, sporty feel as the rest of the brand. The only difference is the kids’ versions are slightly rounded, to better fit little ones’ heads.
LITTLE VINYL FACTORY’S MELKWEG
The new kids’ collection from the music-inspired brand is ideal for budding rock-stars and DJs. In fact, the retro-vintage Melkweg model comes in mum-size as well.
Young French brand YEYE went against the grain by making glasses for kids before creating versions for adults. The cool unisex frames are not only made in France, but vegan, bio-based and recyclable too – little wonder they are proving so successful.
AFFLELOU’S PAZ, €59
Among the brand’s latest launches, these geometric frames come in a sorbet colorway, as well as on-trend tortoiseshell. An affordable way for kids to emulate their elders.
IZIPIZI’S #E JOYFUL CLOUD, €30
Famous for adapting its adult collections for kids, this brand is ideal for parents in need of inspiration, owing to the wide range of shapes and colors available, while also delivering optimal protection and comfort.
NEW WAYFARER JUNIOR FROM RAY-BAN, €71
From the tiniest trendsetters to fashion-conscious teens, who could resist these pint-size classic frames? The most famous square frames on the planet now come in nylon fiber and eight different colors, with Sun Shield UV filter lenses.
Like father, like son is the motto at Façonnable, which creates kids designs in the same understated style as those in its range for adults, allowing little boys from four to 14 years and their dads to embrace the brand’s vintage esthetic together.
LITTLE PAUL & JOE EYEWEAR, POPPY
Paul & Joe has made its stylish and retro oversized adult designs available to teens with an eye for affordable luxury, including this translucent design, which draws on one of the key eyewear trends for summer 2022.
Thanks to Kumquat, little darlings can show an interest in fashion from the age of three, with shades to suit all face shapes and any look. Available exclusively at Optic 2000 and affordable to boot, the whole family can wear these striking and brightly colored designs.
Written by Eleanor Fullalove