There’s no denying lockdown has left us yearning for occasions to dress up; summer drinks and gatherings, (let’s be honest, even the office seems like an occasion right now!) We are all hankering for some Newness.
So whether you prefer a classic or more fashion-forward look, we have some fantastic new sunglasses and optical frames from our favourite designer brands in store now.
Sit back and get inspired. Here’s a taste of some of the very best…
Arbiters of understated English cool, Cutler & Gross have delivered their most refined new line of Optical and Sunglass frames yet in the new Autumn Winter 2021 collection.
Inspired by the melting pot of cultures and the creative characters of Soho, London, each frame drawing influence from the halcyon days of fashion, art and music that were the 60s,70s and 80s – the most progressive years in British society.
Lynne’s top picks:
The 1392 is inspired by the uniform of the Beatniks, which included thick rimmed glasses, cigarette pants and roll neck sweaters. A squared round with perfect proportions; understated, yet immaculately formed resulting in a truly unisex style. Featuring a relaxed fit bridge and comfort milled interior, which favours both form and function.
The 1392 come in both Black and Dark Turtle (a divine dark tortoiseshell) that are ultra flattering, providing a totally timeless look. So whether providing the finishing touch to a crisp suit or punctuating a smart casual look, these are truly sublime.
Oversized and extravagant, combined with muted tonal colouring, the 1395 reflects the tenets of Bohemian fashion. A large round with a low bridge, drawing the observer in like the plunge neckline of a kaftan. High set hinges complete the vintage look with comfort interior milling, and rounded bevelling give a smooth external finish.
Oversized and utterly feminine, these add an extravagant touch when paired with anything from a summer midi to modern suiting.
Available in both sunglass and optical frames and in the most delicious colourways.
Inspired by the Cutler and Gross 0197, and Madonna’s visit to the Cutler & Gross Knightsbridge store in 1989. Understated yet powerful, this frame symbolises the newfound confidence and soul of the 1980s. A round oval, the shape universally lends itself to all personalities and face shapes.
These sunglasses are a round oval, the shape universally lends itself to all personalities and face shapes.
The colours too are ultra-wearable and so now; Madonna-inspired Papa don’t Peach (soft blush peach) Isla Bonita Blue (aqua) have us itching for summer sun and cocktails. For those who want to go neutral, there is a crisp black and timeless tortoiseshell.
There are so many reasons we j’adore Dior; each season they design the high fashion frames that define the season and create the classic pieces that feel utterly timeless. Either way: instant elevation to any look.
As Dior’s premium selected stockist in New Zealand, we get early access to new styles like the DIOR CLUB M2U and the DIOR SIGNATURE A3U. These head-turning signature pieces have just arrived, so you can have the perfect Xmas Gift (drop those hints now)! These are strictly limited, so call us or pop in to see us now to ensure securing yours.
Along with these high fashion pieces we also have in the Classic Dior pieces such as the sharp Dior Blacksuit, part of the Dior Homme eyewear and sunglass collection. The Blacksuit range frames are unbelievably versatile and the accessory to complete your upcoming event outfit (or to finish your tailoring). You can read more about the Blacksuit range here.
The new collection from our fave New York brand Moscot, has just dropped too. Bringing an escapism of everyday rituals.
Lynne’s picks for this collection are the Zindik and the new Lemtosh Fliptosh, yes they are back the ultimate flip up sunglass has returned! You can read more about these new Moscot pieces in our blog as well as the just-in Moscot Collector Case – a great way to organise and display your Moscots – and an inspired Xmas present idea for the Moscot fan in your life!
Our favourite LA-based brand continues to deliver collections fused with easy-going California style. The new collection has Garrett Leight inspired by iconic styles worn by musicians of generations past.
Effortless and versatile, these frames look great at the office, on weekends, (even running – yes, really). Trendless and timeless, these frames never go out of style.
Lynne’s standout picks are the Juvee, Troubadour and Regent and Mayan.
Troubadour sun are the epitome of timeless rocker cool; a modern update that gives a classic wayfarer silhouette and comes in a 52 size, perfect for those guys that need a larger fit.
Juvee sunglass allows you to make a statement with a dramatic cat eye-style – elegant and surprisingly versatile. We are in love with the Dahlia colour, a gorgeous soft apricot.
If you need a super-wearable frame, the Regent is perfect; a soft square with a thicker silhouette offering understated boldness and presence. The grey is going to be a sell out so call us or pop in to see us now to ensure securing yours.
Mayan sun is a geometric unisex frame inspired by the frames worn by the music legends of the 1990’s. Statement temples and a shallow fit – perfect festival wear. We really can’t wait to see you in-store! Pop in and see us now, and why not treat yourself to a dedicated style session to refresh your look? We are also able to provide eye tests, so book in now or call us.