There’s absolutely no denying that a great pair of glasses can make you look and feel fabulous. Eyewear is an extension of your wardrobe and the quality of this particular fashion accessory should be worth the extra investment.
In pursuit of raising the glamour stakes, the leading fashion designers are increasingly creating eyewear that combines the finest luxury materials, new manufacturing techniques and styles to create frames that are essentially works of art.
Characterised by indulgence in their attention to detailing and the use of the finest materials, they create eyewear collections that are deliciously decadent.
Brands like Bvlgari are the pinnacle of modern luxury and their eyewear is inspired by their iconic jewellery and watches collections. This is showcased with a timeless chic style with temples often embellished with gold detailing to create elegant and precious frames.
Other luxury eyewear brands such as Dolce & Gabbana have previously created collections which include stunning Cat Eye variants made from high quality acetate with temples exquisitely decorated with handmade glass inspired mosaic designs.
Over the years, the Italian fashion house Gucci have created eyewear collections which incorporate the fine craftmanship and quality that they are renowned for. Under the creative direction of Alessandro Michele, the latest collection includes oversized metal frames and contemporary designs incorporating a mix of materials including tortoiseshell, horn and mother of pearl. Gucci is re-establishing its reputation as one of the world’s most influential luxury fashion brands.
Another former creative director at Gucci, Tom Ford also stepped into the foray of luxury eyewear in 2006. His frames recognised by the giveaway silver T at the temples are among some of the most sought-after designer eyewear in the world.
Luxury eyewear will sell at a premium but some of that can be justified in that luxury brands differ from cheaper high street brands not just in the materials used but both in the quality of the construction of the frames and the protection offered by the lenses. Some luxury brands even ensure their eyewear is made by hand for that extra level of quality and finishing.
There are of course other factors that should be considered apart from the build quality of the frame, including when choosing sunglasses to ensure that the lenses offer 100% UV protection.
At designerglasses.co.uk we stock a wide range of quality luxury designer brand glasses and sunglasses. Our prescription designer sunglasses can be fitted with the highest quality protective lenses including in most cases a polarized tint that offers a superior reaction to glare and makes it much easier to see objects in bright conditions.
So, is it worthwhile adding a pair of ‘decadent’ designer frames to your wardrobe? The answer to that is largely a personal decision but some fashionistas would suggest it is definitely worth taking a risk to have at least one luxury piece in your collection.
Designer eyewear may be considered by some to be a frivolity, but there is the element that a quality made pair of luxury glasses or sunglasses has now become more of a ‘must have’ rather than a ‘nice to have’ as well as being a definite style investment for years to come.