Posts Tagged ‘designer sunglasses’
October 1st, 2013 – On display during this year’s London Design Festival was the impressive work of Elina Gleizer, an up and coming Israeli Jewelry Designer. The collection embodies fragmented abstractions of disjointed human body parts fusing together to create a compelling jewelry and accessories collection titled, Alter Self.
Gleizer says her designs “have a continuous dialogue with human anatomy, form and ergonomics. They integrate traditional silversmith techniques with varied technologies and materials such as: metal, wood, leather, semi-precious stones, textiles and plastics, all creating contemporary and fashion forward piece of wearable art.”
We are most fond of Gleizer’s bionic take on sunglasses, a piece in the Alter Self collection that was inspired by the two eye sockets and the eyebrow line. The eyebrow line was creatively translated into the glasses in the form of a wooden visor functioning as the bridge, with circular metal frames below. Gleizer complemented the gold plated brass temples on the side of the sunglasses, with temple tips constructed of comfortable leather.
Each item in the collection, which can be seen here, is suited to a specific body part, and expressing it by size and shape. The collection is made out of carved wood, silver, gold plated brass, linen, leather, and semi precious stones. As a recent graduate of Israel’s esteemed Shenkar College of Engineering and Design, the first collection of the blooming designer proves she is one to keep on the radar.
Photography by Marina Moshkovich Chris
Henry Holland, brainchild of London’s vibrant and edgy fashion house House of Holland, has decided to give his youthful perspective on style to Le Specs, in an exciting new collection of sunglasses. Holland explained that he decided to join Le Specs after he met with their team for the first time and found himself “amongst like minded creative professionals who love their work and are passionate about what they do.” Le Spec hopes to ignite a unique sense of fun, attitude and culture into the fashion scene with sunglasses such as The Muffin Top, a cleverly designed pair of specs where a half moon of the dark colored lens sticks out above the Lucite frames. We shouldn’t forget to mention another funky pair titled Hoodies, because each of the smokey circled lenses has a metal visor over the top. Refreshing hues of turquoise, navy blue, plum are used to complement the effortlessly cool metal and Lucite frames.
(Photography: Le Specs)
Linda Farrow established her own label in 1970 and was one of the first of the industry to look at eye wear as fashion. As she began to make the two worlds collide, she brought on the help of famed fashion designers world wide to collaborate with. Farrow and her collaborators stamped many of the shapes and styles of frames which we have seen through the 70′s, 80′s, 90′s, and now into the new millennium! Including the avant-garde wraparounds that were Yoko Ono’s signature 70′s look. This sort of fashion forward approach to eye wear is what has kept Linda Farrow on top for over 40 years!
Farrow’s most recent collaboration with Agent Provocateur gave birth to these 14 C1 Ride Me Black aviator style sunglasses, with studded leather side pieces, and flash mirror lens. $ 500.00
Another collaboration, this time between Linda Farrow and Jeremy Scott who together produced these Metallic Gold Hand Glasses. The Hand Glasses are considered more of an abstract form of eye wear, as they challenge the need for lenses! $300.00
Farrow and House of Holland created these unforgettable purple translucent frames. The entire piece is constructed out of the same material. These frames come in black, orange, green, and red, and will run you about $300.00.
Do these look familiar? Lady Gaga wore these Linda Farrow & Jeremy Scott Mickey’s in her Paparazzi music video, then worn again by Beyonce in the Telephone music video. The circular foldable frames are Black teamed with dark grey CR39 lenses, and retail at about $600 big ones!
Charles Anastase and Farrow brought these clear translucent octagonal frames to their collection, made with nylon lenses! $400.00
Farrow and Mathew Williamson came together for these Milky jade oversize rounded frame optical glasses with gold studs and clear lens. $480.00
From the look of Karen Walker’s models, they’re in dire need of some sun. It’s a good thing they’re decked out with some of the coolest shades this side of Boca. These stunner shades have the look of a retro throwback, bursting with bright pops of color. The unique designs from the New Zealand designer are unpredictably unconventional, with oversized frames and quasi-cartoonish designs. They’re the perfect, shall we say, ‘eye candy?’ to beat the summer heat. With names like ‘Deep Freeze,’ ‘Helter Skelter’ and ‘Sol Invictus,’ you can’t go wrong.