MIDO 2018
Focus on details

Author: Clodagh Norton

Trends
March 26, 2018

The details of the frame have become an essential focus in the latest eyewear collections. Designers take care over intricate technical features, idiosyncratic shapes and less common colour compositions. Decorative elements, particularly for women but not exclusively, highlight texture and 3d dimensional effects, ‘frame within a frame’ concepts and layered colour combinations and mixed materials. Unique statement styling is based on the consumer’s desire to have an exclusive look that is playful and interesting - created with care and attention.

MONOCEROS

NATURAL BUFFALO HORN

A collection focusing on natural buffalo horn. Each frame is made from a single piece of horn by means of a complex one-of-a-kind production process. Details include the state-of-the-art FLEXLOCK hinge designed using compressed wood with natural rubber.

www.monoceros.cc

IC! BERLIN

STREAMLINED

Screwless eyewear in the SILK collection by ic! Berlin is the ultimate exploration of lightweight, streamlined design. The frames boast a revolutionary, screwless hinge. Measuring just 3.5mm across, the ic! berlin silk hinge uses a patented, forked hook to secure the temple to the front. This new system creates a streamlined transition from front to temple and a discreet and elegant feature that embodies ic! berlin’s design philosophy: naked and pure.

www.ic-berlin.com

ZAC POSEN

CLASSIC

Model Huxley comes from the trend-led Zac Posen eyewear collection by Kenmark Eyewear. The modern square/oval comes in an acetate/metal combination and features a discreet modified keyhole bridge and custom rivets on the temple tip. The metal wire temples merge seamlessly with the handmade acetate portion of the temple to create a bespoke look.

www.kenmarkeyewear.com

FRENK

MATT + SHINY COMBO

Light. Strong and hypoallergenic. The Italian label proposes model Minosse, a biocompatible frame design. The rectangular shape has a high and low relief construction as well as the matt and shiny colour effect; other highlights are the rubber temple tips with an engraved “F” logo, TNT patented hinges and nose pads with “air cushon” technology made in a soft hypoallergenic silicone for excellent levels of comfort.

www.frenk.it

VIVEUR SUNGLASSES

FILIGREE

The new Primo collection was born from an exclusive 80s engraved pattern. Each model was designed with meticulous attention to detail, carefully crafted using quality materials, according to the company. The delicate filigree patterns, a detail that continues to be popular in the metal collections in general, pay homage to vintage details in frame design.

www.viveursunglasses.com

CLAIRE GOLDSMITH

EXPLORING SHAPE

In the new Claire Goldsmith Legacy Optical line, classic shapes are slightly reworked for a modern direction. Model Bowden offers a unique take on round, with a flattened top on the upper rim. The style – and other new entries, Moko, Hathaway and Hendrix – play with the chic acetate material in fresh modern colours that bring contemporary style and an individual twist.

www.clairegoldsmith.com

COCO SONG

EMBELLISHMENT

An aura of mystery and irresistible beauty pervades the new collection by Coco Song, the brand that focuses on colours and a Far-Eastern orientation. Exclusive acetates and innovative colour combinations are united with the elements that have always distinguished the collection.
The Black Ice model features a delicate feather on the silk between the acetate layers of the frame front and temples, creating a different feel in the colour contrasts. Semi-precious stones are applied on a two-tone metal plate with a braided effect.

www.coco-song.com

CHLOE'

AN EXCLUSIVE TWIST

The newly designed Carlina frame is encircled with an unconventional twist motif upon intertwining metal filaments, creating a three-dimensional effect around seemingly floating lenses. The slender, gently curved temples are adorned with a droplet-shaped cut-out – the brand’s new signature detail, which serves as an embellishment as well as a functional element to attach a jewelry-inspired chain accessory. Simultaneously ultra-feminine and alluring, the lightweight, metallic sunglasses feature dynamic, colored lenses which evoke shades of nature, including a playful rainbow option and a flash effect. The new “Carlina” style comes in Gold with Peach lenses, Gold with Rainbow lenses, and Gold with Flash Brown lenses. Chloé eyewear is produced by Marchon.

www.marchon.com
 

KALEOS EYEHUNTERS

FEMININE SHAPES

The cat eye continues to pop up, in many looks and eye-catching colours. From KALEOS EYEHUNTERS, the DUNNAGE 2 is decorated with bold inserts, playing with the impact of the colour combinations and faceted details of the decorative stones, which catch the light to add depth and detail.

www.kaleoseyehunters.com

DANIEL HECHTER

COMBINATIONS

Distinctive design with a touch of French elegance - this is the focus of the Daniel Hechter eyewear collection. In 2018, the French label combines acetate and metal. Specially worked eye rim profiles, further highlighted by the special colour combinations feature with particularly finely worked double layered materials and structures produced using laser technology. All models are available in four colours and every model in the sunglasses collection can be fitted with prescription lenses.  Produced by Michael Pachleitner Group.

www.michaelpachleitnergroup.com

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