3D printed glasses have hitherto been made from nylon or a similar polymer, but Bruges-based Hoet, after four years' research an development, has now made a rather stunning pair of 3D-printed titanium spectacles: Made in Belgium - that's the name and the provenance. View more below...
Monday, 11 November 2013
Sunday, 10 November 2013
It comes to something, in my head at least, when you can describe 1990s as vintage. Nevertheless, that's is what these are: Nina Ricci sunglasses in tortoiseshell acetate with a subtle cat's eye. These are the first of a number of posts of frames from Lunettes London, so if you're quick you can snap these up for a rather reasonable £55.
Tuesday, 5 November 2013
If you've never bought a pair of glasses from a shipping container, now might be your chance. Boxpark in Shoreditch is a collection of pop-up shops assembled like Lego near the Overground station. There, until 24 November, is Playn Eyewear, a lovely collection of good-quality acetate frames. It's not an opticians though, so have your prescription at the ready and get a decent pair of specs, fully glazed, all good quality for £125. Oh and if you can't get along to Shoredicth in the next three weeks, you can do it all online: Playn Eyewear. Playn simple!
Monday, 7 October 2013
Here's the latest from Éric Domège and Christian Roth, as captured by photographic duo Richeille and BJ Formento in Miami’s MiMo district for the designers' 2014 campaign.
Top to bottom: Belles of Embellishment, Christian's Own, and Piece and Love. The range of colours is vast. Below is Christian's Own (named after his favourite aviator shape), in the colourway Design 78, a "Fluo Orange with Fluo Green & Caribic Blue detail". Prices circa $460.
Friday, 4 October 2013
Yesterday we looked at RVS by V's male Point of View, and today we take a look at some more feminine views. Top Mulholland Drive, then Alien and, above, the deliciously named Moulin Rouge Strawberry Shortcake.
Thursday, 3 October 2013
One today, one tomorrow. We'll begin with the chaps. This is the Point of View collection from RVS by V, and I am going to sit back and enjoy it. Top is Amnesia, in the middle is Bullet and finally, above, is Leon.
Wednesday, 2 October 2013
At some point cat's eyes become so accentuated that they appear more like bats' ears or devil's horns, so perhaps I should have posted this later in the month. Above is the brilliantly named Ballyhoo from Oliver Goldsmith, while below are Annabel in black and Vice-Consul in a smokey grey crystal.
Tuesday, 1 October 2013
Here are a couple of shots from Sergio Davila's SS2014 collection at New York Fashion Week, featuring glasses from classy US frame maker Bevel. The first frame is Shark Biscuit; the second one is Ira. Both retail at approx $500.
Monday, 30 September 2013
Sunday, 29 September 2013
They're not really melting. But you can see that the FA-1111 from Japan's Factory 900 certainly creates a distinctive look as the exquisite acetate frame curves away from the face above and below the lens. This video, in Japanese, gives you a better idea...
The sunglasses have just won a Silmo d'Or, one of the most coveted prizes in eyewear. Also available as glasses.
Read our previous posts on Factory 900 here...