Wednesday 22 February 2012

Blue Magic Eye launches first limited edition glasses: Black and Bridge



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Above is Blue Magic Eye's round tortoiseshell for men (3908), new for 2012.

And above that, the Italian company's first limited edition, the Black and Bridge series.

Tuesday 21 February 2012

Fancy a joint? Prodesign's Zense hinge

Prodesign Denmark has launched new colours and a new shape to its award-winning Zense line. This hinge doesn't fail to make me smile. Indeed the glasses themselves grin when closed...
Fancy a joint? Prodesign's Zense hinge

Fancy a joint? Prodesign's Zense hinge

Fancy a joint? Prodesign's Zense hinge

Thursday 16 February 2012

Over the moon: Zeiss celebrates 100 years with limited edition sunglasses from Simon Chim

Over the moon: Zeiss celebrates 100 years with limited edition sunglasses from Simon Chim
Over the moon: Zeiss celebrates 100 years with limited edition sunglasses from Simon Chim

Carl Zeiss only usually gets a mention here towards the end of my posts on high-end sunglasses, a mere footnote to confirm that, as one might expect, this or that particular brilliant pair of sunglasses comes with Zeiss lenses.

Here Zeiss, famed for its lenses of all varieties (camera, microscope, medical, etc), celebrates 100 years with a special collection designed by Simon Chim, the Hong Kong designer behind Recycle Paper Frames.

Chim uses his technique of wrapping the frame in paper – relevant to Zeiss's history such as the first camera on the moon – before hand polishing.

Wednesday 15 February 2012

Get around, round, round: Mykita eyewear 2012

Get around, round, round: Mykita Lookbook 2012

Get around, round, round: Mykita Lookbook 2012

Get around, round, round: Mykita eyewear 2012: Thorvald

Get around, round, round: Mykita eyewear 2012: Thorvald and Teiti

Get around, round, round: Mykita eyewear 2012: Cecile
Mykita continues to make round glasses as inviting as they ever could be. Above you can see Teiti, Thorvald and Cecile. And at the top, two pictures from another wonderful Mykita lookbook, shot by Mark BorthwickSee the full Mykita 2012 lookbook here...

Monday 6 February 2012

Cheap Monday matt acetate frames for 2012: the Crude Edition

Cheap Monday matt acetate frames for 2012: the Crude Edition

Cheap Monday matt acetate frames for 2012: the Crude Edition

Cheap Monday matt acetate frames for 2012: the Crude Edition

Cheap Monday matt acetate frames for 2012: the Crude Edition

2011's trend toward matt finishes continues into 2012, as this Crude Edition from Cheap Monday illustrates. Apparently you can get face painting at grown-ups' parties too...

Saturday 4 February 2012

Ørgreen Mr White and Vincent at Copenhagen Fashion Week

Ørgreen Mr White 343 at Copenhagen Fashion Week's CIFF Trend Show. Photo: Claus Starup

Above Mr White 343 and, below, Vincent, both by Ørgreen at this week's Copenhagen Fashion Week's CIFF Trend Show. Photos: Claus Starup.

Ørgreen Vincent at Copenhagen Fashion Week's CIFF Trend Show. Photo: Claus Starup