Tuesday 27 July 2010

Eye Wear Glasses is on holiday...

 ... meanwhile these little beauties are off to be glazed. Back soon 8)

Saturday 24 July 2010

Super limited edition Randagio leather sunglasses

After the success of its black leather Flat Top, Super has created the Randagio. The shades will cost 223 EUR and will be produced in a limited quantity of 230 pieces. Randagio will be in selected stores from 5 August with a few available from the Retro Super Future website from 3pm that day (central European time).

Thursday 22 July 2010

Giorgio Armani round classic glasses, for him and her

Every now and then one of the mainstream designer brands gets things right, so here Giorgio Armani glasses make their debut on EWG. Part of GA's "Frames for life" collection (i.e. you can live your life in them, rather than a rather bold life-time guarantee), he wears GA828 while she has on GA789.

Remember, people with glasses read – lots.

Monday 19 July 2010

Tom Ford AW2010 glasses - what a carrion...

Tom Ford AW2010 glasses - what a carrion...
Tom Ford's AW2010 campaign images opt for a murder of crows rather than naked models. Well, I suppose it is autumn. These big black glasses are terrific. The bigger the better I say...

Saturday 17 July 2010

Video: Making of the Mykita 2010 campaign

British photographer Mark Borthwick takes pictures for Mykita's 2010 campaign - see previous post here.

Friday 16 July 2010

Lauren wears Claire Goldsmith's Watson glasses in deep sea

Lauren wears Claire Goldsmith's Watson glasses in deep sea
...Deep sea of course is the colour of theWatson frame Lauren has chosen from the Claire Goldsmith CG glasses collection, not a location, as that would require a diving mask. Thanks to the lovely people at Gogosha Optique in Los Angeles for the picture.

Wednesday 14 July 2010

Christian Dior vintage 1970s shades - now these are designer sunglasses!

Christian Dior vintage 1970s sunglasses - now these are designer sunglasses
The 1970s were a special age in eyewear design. These are Christian Dior 2026, available from the newly revamped Cheaters of London website as new-old stock.

Saturday 10 July 2010

More Mercura NYC magic: black cat's eye sunglasses

Mercura NYC doing sunglasses in the way only Mercura NYC can... If you tried to describe them you'd never do them justice - these are remarkable.

Thursday 8 July 2010

Super collaborate with WeSC - superlative sunglasses

WeSC & Super sunglasses
Retro Super Future has collaborated with Swedish brand WeSC (WeAreTheSuperlativeConspiracy) to create these great black sunglasses. They come with black mirrored Zeiss lenses, with a spare set of rock-hard "pure black" lenses. Limited edition: 500 pieces.

Great bridge and clever incorporation of the WeSC logo at the hinge.

Tuesday 6 July 2010

Mykita's Johann panto glasses - a 1930s frame, 80 years on

Mykita's Johann panto glasses - 1930s frames 80 years on
This terrific off-white frame from Mykita is reminiscent of the 1930s but with that clever hinge and ultra-thin stainless steel it is brought bang up to date. Part of Mykita's Decades collection, it is also available in chocolate and black.

Monday 5 July 2010

Swann and Polen - two terrific frames from Face à Face

Two great frames - Swann with swan-like temples and Polen (top, allergy sufferers beware) - from another great French design house, Face à Face. I love the pink detail on the front of Polen - excellent.

Vintage 1980s aviator specs by Frederic Beausoleil

Vintage 1980s aviator specs by Frederic Beausoleil
I'm loving this relatively complex design where the browline metal is holding the thread that secures the lenses to the frame; a simple shape with a detailed execution. Great square-sectioned temples too. They're by French designer Frederic Beausoleil.