The translucent palette
Fashion trends with a nostalgic twist are gaining popularity in contemporary times. While oversized goggles, aviator designs, 70s-inspired aesthetics, and rimless frames are widely recognized as prevailing tendencies, the transparent variations featuring bold shapes and vibrant hues are catching the attention, heating up as the summer season approaches. The translucent plastic frames have made a strong comeback, having made a prominent appearance on the women’s fashion week runways back in the years. This trend has now gained significant traction and continues to grow… it has now become impossible to ignore. No matter the shapes, brands are offering a plethora of styles to choose from: square shapes to aviator, oval, square and round sunglasses to cat-eye shapes, ensuring a wide range of options for different characters. The acetate offers a blend of understated tones infused with delicate pastel shades, as well as bold and vibrant hues encompassing various tones of soft green, orange, poppy pink, romantic purple, brick red, light brown and glossy blue. These translucent frames not only inject a lively element to rejuvenate summer ensembles, but also provide a lightweight sensation, ensuring effortless and comfortable styling throughout the season and beyond.
Sierra is part of the captivating “Postcard from Rio” collection by LINDA FARROW for Autumn Winter 2023, which draws inspiration from the dynamic and lively
city of Rio de Janeiro. Designed with audacious lines and an unyielding energy, the Sierra sunglasses make a bold statement. The oversized squared frame
has a distinct geometric aesthetic, adding
a touch of drama. The translucent amber acetate, the glossy finish and the wide temples, with a statement 22 carat gold plated logo eyelet, showcase these sunglasses with a new level of sophistication.
LOZZA by DE RIGO
Style: Riviera 3
A decisive shape, significant thicknesses, and neoclassical vision with an 80’s charm come together for this glossy transparent brown pair of male optical frames. The iconic “L” monogram of Lozza is placed at the beginning of the temples – while the bold temple remains subtly concealed with a cashmere effect – tapering down to the terminal where the internal engraving of the letter ‘L’ can be found. A timeless vintage charm with a glimpse into the future.
BOTTEGA VENETA by KERING
Style: BV1101S 011
A unique design for this extreme cat’s-eye sunglass shape, characterized by sculptural lines and a geometric profile. The transparent orange acetate adds a vibrant and playful touch, while the brown lenses provide a stylish and trendy look. The frame is embellished with the Maison’s iconic 3D motifs on the temples.
An oversized rounded shield design characterized by a bold translucent acetate in brick red tones with strong 60s references. The thick tapered temples are enhanced by the Signature Line Monogram logo piece in gilded metal placed under resin. These sunglasses make a bold fashion statement and are designed to stand out.
The Galilea frame, the most emblematic style from SS23 Vanguard Collection – is part of the eclectic and full of contrast GIGI Studios line as the ultimate expression of fashion – the style is characterized by energic curves and a wrap-around translucent Champagne colour with brown lenses, for a fully monochromatic effect.
FACE A FACE
Style: SOSTAS 1
A playful tribute to the work of Ettore Sottsass, these sunglasses feature a soft pink translucent acetate front and an off-beat spirit displayed through the innovative use of a cylinder as a temple. The distinctive aesthetics lines of this design not only provide a sense of uniqueness but also exude an air of luxury and timeless simplicity. These sunglasses are not just an accessory but a genuine piece of art that captures the essence of creativity and individuality.
PETER AND MAY
Style: S107 Her Name Is
Vintage allure and modern sophistication seamlessly fuse in the new Peter and May sunglasses, where the translucent acetate in aqua pastel tonal shades delicately combines with fade blue grey lenses, breathing vibrant new life into the timeless cat-eye shape. This revitalized design exudes a fresh and creative vibe, offering a captivating blend of nostalgia and contemporary style.
Style: R2 GRE LTD
Genderless, extreme and bold, the R2 Mask by Kuboraum is part of the CROSSOVER LIMITED EDITION capsule collection. This rectangular mask, rendered in a translucent green hue, pays homage to the extravagance and unapologetic spirit of the 70s, reminiscent of icons from the Sex Pistols to Vivienne Westwood. Meticulously crafted with unparalleled artistry, the R2 Mask features handcrafted surface finishing and meticulously applied embellishments, resulting in an extraordinary piece of wearable art.
BALLY BY MARCOLIN
Style: R2 GRE LTD
With a contemporary aesthetic and remarkable individuality, this transparent light blue frame shows a modern charm while offering exceptional lightness. Its design showcases a sophisticated geometric front – adorned with the distinctive Bally Grip – and notably thick temples, adorned with the elegant signature of the Bally logo, signifying the brand’s refined craftsmanship and attention to detail.
CUTLER AND GROSS
Drawing inspiration from the distinctive design elements of the late 1980s, the 1401 model emanates an aura of flamboyancy and self-assuredness. This generously proportioned square frame achieves a glossy Blue Crystal finish and a radiant sheen.
The pink acetate Buttercup sunglasses exude a vibrant allure, characterized by its audacious design that showcases an oversized silhouette. These sunglasses have a round shape, accompanied by gradient lenses that move gracefully from a blue hue to a lighter shade.
Style: ALL I WANT
Part of the ØRGREEN Acetate collection which explores complex colour stories through mixing solids, milky, transparent and sparkling shades. The frame, made of 100% acetate, is an interpretation of a classical shape with contemporary spring design. The colour palette is designed to reflect delicate romanticism with this transparent Rose Violet.
Sculpted volumes are a feature of these bold and daring cat-eye sunglasses. The exaggerated curves, the distinctive angles and the charismatic brilliance of this transparent pink acetate evoke a sense of awe and captivation. These sunglasses are a statement piece that will effortlessly inject sophistication into any feminine wardrobe.