This season, Maison Martin Margiela drops a few pairs of sunglasses that are fitted with lenses that don’t fit into the frame. The thought of such a creation tends to throw folks off but after actually looking at them, we think they look pretty wearable. Two of the styles feature acetate frames while the third is made from gold metal.
Linda Farrow Luxe features some outstanding eyewear and proves the designer’s ability to not only craft timeless eyewear pieces on a consistent basic but to actually follow through with luxurious details and packaging as well. These round acetate optical frames are a great look and happen to be made in Japan with the utmost care.
Linda Farrow and Tim Hamilton have teamed up once again for another solid pair of sunglass frames. The tortoise shell on these is flawless with the detailing to boot. The solid brown lenses work well with these offerings.
Here we’ve got looks at SUPER‘s S/S ’11 selection, which the Italian label says is their most complete collection to date. They’ve been experimenting with leather, metal, acetate, and the combination of them all and have defined and refined the results into one core and contemporary collection. (via highsnobiety)
For the past four years, the Lunettes boutique in Berlin has been a great source for 20th Century unworn vintage eyewear. The Lunettes Kollektion is the famed shop’s in-house brand which features shapes and designs reminiscent of vintage frames with a generous dab of the very individual sub-culture that defines Berlin style. Each design is carefully produced by small family-run factories in Italy and Austria, using traditional methods of frame production. All frames come in exclusive packaging inspired by soap and chocolate boxes of the roaring 1920s.
Uta Geyer, head of Lunettes, tells us her and her team are extremely environmentally conscious as well, so to reduce their carbon footprint while supporting their local communities, Lunettes works with small local firms instead of mass production facilities. Berlin book bindery Ernst Lies (Est. 1869) creates the handcrafted cases that accompany each frame.
Handmade in Italy, these frames from SUPER come in a basic wayfarer shape but feature a tortoise shell and temples that are partially gold metal to give a truly vintage appeal. The brown Zeiss lenses seal deal for us.
Oliver Peoples has teamed up with TAKAHIROMIYASHITA TheSoloIst for an amazing run of eyeglasses for Spring 2011.
The effort marks another notch in Oliver Peoples defining list of respected works and incorporates distinctive elements from each brand in the finish. Spanning five pairs of classic Oliver People silhouettes the glasses use mix of acetate and aged metals and come with an additional set of clip-on sun glasses. The line is slated for release in March of 2011.
We hope these frames make their way stateside somehow as they really are something else. (via Hypebeast)
California’s finest eyewear maker, Oliver Peoples, is reissuing one of the brand’s most iconic glasses. The O’Malley frames was worn by Christian Bale in American Psycho back in the eighties but now the shades are returning in a limited edition run. The round tortoiseshell design is timeless and grabbing a pair won’t be easy.
Buy It: $406 at Adam Simmonds
Warby Parker hit the scene a little while back with wearable, trendy frames at an amazingly affordable price. If you’re looking for some variety in your choice of frames, then we suggest you check these guys out. Now, they’ve teamed up with Steven Alan for a set of four limited edition pieces, each adhering to WP’s standard pricing. The glasses and prescription lens are reasonably priced at $95 and are available exclusively at Steven Alan. (via Hypebeast)
Our favorite eyewear boutique just got a bit roomier. New York City’s Silver Lining Opticians has moved a few doors down to a more roomier, more lavish local while keeping intact everything we’ve come to love from the shop. Expect to see plenty of hard-to-find vintage pieces alongside modern classics. They’ve got their own line out in full force as well which is definitely worth check out. We’ve always felt that the shop is one of the city’s hidden gems, but their following has grown substantially since they first opened up in 2007. Being the gracious hosts owners Erik Sacher and Jordan Silver are, it’s only right they accommodate.
Stop by the new boutique at 92 Thompson Street to see what all the buzz is about.