notes: “I wanted something bold and gold with a simple beauty,” Troy told us, about these “Hunter” shades from Mykita. “They are my go-to sunglasses – winter and summer.”
These stainless steel frames are part of Mykita’s “Decades Sun” Collection, which re-interprets classic shapes in modern and inventive ways. The gold accents and top bar add a luxurious contrast to the “Coral Red” shade. Slightly mirrored dark brown lenses complete the look. No screws are used in this design, which also features a patented snap hinge and rubberized tips for a more comfortable fit.
Sometimes, when you really look at a pair of glasses, you begin to notice the subtle details that make that pair unique. Other times, you don’t really notice the details at all – but that doesn’t mean they’re not there. Take up-and-coming eyewear brand OVVO Optics for example. Founded less than three years ago, the company is quietly making a name for itself with a collection of modern and minimal specs full of subtle – and unique – details.
Inspired by European styling and technical precision, OVVO frames fuse artistic designs with cutting edge technology. Each pair of glasses is made from a composite surgical steel and titanium, originally developed during the Cold War era for spacecraft and military use. Inspired by its remarkable qualities – super lightweight yet durable – engineers and designers began using the material in the 1980s to make frames for eyeglasses. OVVO has adapted that material for their collection of optical frames and sunglasses.
The technological details are evident as soon as you put on the frames, with screw-free hinges and a surprisingly strong and flexible fit (the company says that when stretched flat, OVVO frames can hold up to 90 lbs without breaking or losing its shape). Each pair weighs in at just over half an ounce.
The design details are just as important – and equally brilliant. Using German engineered laser technology, the frames are cut out from raw steel sheets imported from Sweden. The frames are then hand-polished, painted, and assembled by a crew of 250 dedicated eyewear production experts at the company’s plants in Germany and Poland.
We love the slim profile and clean lines of the glasses, which give off a modernist vibe. Unlike chunky, retro-inspired frames which can often overwhelm the wearer, these frames compliment, rather than block, the face. And they’re definitely unique in the marketplace. At once sophisticated and casual, OVVO frames invite people to take a closer look at the glasses you’re wearing – and perhaps, to take a second glance at you as well.
Head over to OVVOOptics.com to see more styles and find out more about the company.
notes: They say you know it’s love when you want to share everything together, but does that apply to glasses? Alvaro bought these LGR “Suez” frames after seeing them on his husband, Nick Vinson. Still, he wasn’t completely under the influence. A former eyewear designer himself, Alvaro liked the classic look of these black, rectangular specs. The shape works well with his oval-shaped face, while the colour fit in easily with his stylish yet understated wardrobe.
As the design director of Milan-based accessories company, Valextra, Alvaro knows a thing or two about nice accessories, whether he’s designing a leather bag, or picking out a refined pair of glasses. The fact that his husband wears the same pair is just the – luxurious and sweet – icing on the cake.
eyewear: Karen Walker
notes: They may be oversized, but there’s no hiding behind Elisa’s “Space Bug” frames from Karen Walker. These chunky, super round frames are made from a thick acetate, then finished a subtle translucent hue and brown mirrored lenses. We love the contrast between the giant lenses and the narrow arms. Elisa liked that the rounded shape gave these frames some character. Chic, yet playful, these glasses prove that bigger is definitely better – at least when it comes to cool eyewear.
eyewear: Oliver Peoples
notes: Pablo is literally seeing the world through rose-coloured lenses, with these “Sheldrake” glasses from Oliver Peoples. The glass lenses are an exclusive custom colour for these frames, which are hand-sculpted from acetate, then finished with a traditional key-hole bridge. The “Buff” shade is slightly transparent, exposing a visible core-wire and rivet detailing on the temples. A signature Oliver Peoples logo is embossed at the end of the arms.
This is Pablo’s third pair of “Sheldrake” glasses and he’s put in rose-coloured lenses for each one of them. He wanted something special, and likes that they soften his features and help to tone down his outfits. We like the way he sees things!