Back to the 90s
Sons + Daughters has launched its new spring and summer campaign, inspired by 90s dance culture and fashion and featuring frames from its ‘Classic’ and ‘Studio’ collections. New for the season, the brand has introduced new “jelly” colors with transparent shades.
Frames in the ‘Classic’ line incorporate timeless and iconic styles, including the hexagonal ‘Honey’, the round ‘Lenny’ and the flower-shaped ‘Pixie’. The models are made from Italian acetate with spring hinges and clear CR-39 lenses.
The “Studio” collection includes models designed for “play energy” with sturdy molded frames. Styles include “Kurt”, which is inspired by the 90s, and the chunky framed cat-eye sunglasses, “Cat Cat”.
The brand has also launched its first collection of metal frames, “Future Metal”, in a range of styles designed to suit older children through to teens. The new collection includes styles in ‘cutting-edge’ designs, such as the oval ‘Neo’ or the angular ‘Trini’, as well as the aviator-style ‘Maverick’ and the round ‘Leon’.
Tomato Glasses has introduced several new styles for the UK market, with colorways including plum and chocolate, and a style with colorful unicorns.
Two frames are available in the plum shade, the “TKAC511 Plum” offering a “playful but sophisticated” oval model, and the “TKDC506 Plum” in a rectangular shape.
Also featuring the rectangle style, the ‘TKDC507 Chocolate‘ frame combines chocolate brown front and sides with black ear tips.
To complement the company’s recent launches, the UK supplier presented a collection of clear frames with pictured unicorns, following a request from a firm in Scotland, whose young client had seen the popular pink unicorn frames, but wanted a clear pattern. Available in rectangular and oval designs, unicorn frames now include transparent purple and transparent pink.
Commenting on the frames, Sarah Gillingham, Managing Director of Tomato Glasses UK, said: “It’s always worth asking if you have a favorite frame you’d like to create and we’ll do our best. We can also create bespoke frames by mixing and matching frame fronts, temples and tips within ranges.
“If a young person has been able to create their own frames, they are more likely to enjoy wearing them and feel proud to wear glasses,” she added.
Tomato Glasses emphasized that all of its frames are lightweight and smart, being adjustable to each wearer’s face. Each frame comes with removable nose pads and spares, extra ear tips and a removable headband.
An ocean impact
Eyespace presented its first sustainable models in its Rock Star collection for children and young people, in a capsule aimed at “a young generation who today are more aware than ever of the environmental impact on nature”.
Each model in the capsule collection is named after an endangered sea animal, such as the “Beluga C2”, which features a navy blue front with blue sides and is inspired by “the sea and the sky”.
The frames are made from recycled plastic waste collected from the ocean, including plastic bottles. The material, known as rPET, is injection molded to create lightweight eyewear, with an added metal core for fit.
Dibble Optical has brought to light five new sunglasses from Milo & Me that are ideal for spring and summer. The frames are made of TR-90, a soft and flexible material, and also feature hypoallergenic polymer on the sides and nose area.
Frames include “Janne”, an aviator available in three colors: black/white, gray/light gray and gray green/light gray green.
The “Dominique” offers a rectangular frame, while the “Noel” is available in colors ranging from light blue to dark pink and peach. The ‘Chris’ and ‘Lou’ models complete the colorful collection.