Super-chic mirror lenses are still on the rise
It’s been five years since Sarah Jessica Parker sparked a fashion frenzy with her gold-flash Mykita sunglasses in Sex & The City 2. But super lenses remain on the rise — and for spring/summer 2015, frame and lens will make a resounding statement together. Customers can treat themselves with boldly styled frame shapes complemented by sensational mirror-coated lenses. Today, every fabulous color flash is in vogue, from metallic to jazzy blue or a soft pink and lilac gradient. Available in all shapes and sizes and trending in children’s sunwear, too, the lenses have a dual role. Mirrors offer excellent performance and reflective advantages, not to mention fierce eye-popping fashion appeal and swagger. — C L O D A G H N O R T O N
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This article originally appeared in the January 2015 edition of INVISION.
A startling dual color effect with huge mirrored lenses, Blackfin BF715 Magnetic is designed to offer perfect all-round vision. High-tech is part of the mix: The beta-titanium frame has screw-free Atom Zero flexi-joints and patented Swordfish temple-tips.
(877) 889-0399 | blackfin.eu
A custom designed triple layer acetate is only the start of it: model Reverence combines glitter particles exposed at the front of the frame with an uplifting purple mirror lens in a limited edition of 500 pieces.
(888) 716-2020 | andy-wolf.at
MARC ECKO CUT & SEW
No mere retread, clubmaster-style classic The Librarian has a textured bridge and metal front accent trim reminiscent of tire tracks. In black and tortoise with a cool flash mirror lens coating.
(800) 645-3733 | cvoptical.com
SMOKE & MIRRORS
Sexy and empowering, Black Betty is a leading statement in the hot new Smoke & Mirrors collection from a bright young design team hailing from New York City. This acetate/metal combo is handmade in France.
(212) MIR-RORS | smokexmirrors.com
The blues swing with Christian Roth’s refined C for Carlos, a handmade frame with blue CR-39 scratch resistant mirror-coated lenses. The design is in honor of Carlos Venegas, owner of optical boutique Artsee Miami.
(305) 744-6385 | christian-roth.com
Aviators remain the perfect stylish accessory, and Lovitt takes this classic shape up a notch with a rose gold frame and pretty soft-hue desert lilac gradient mirrors.
(949) 305-5360 | bartonperreira.com
Feminine model GG 3710/S strikes a dramatic contrast between a black front of ultralight Optyl and lenses in grey, gold mirror, blue or red flash. Transparent temples with subtly shaded metal cores complete the strong yet elegant design.
(973) 952-2800 | safilo.com
A lightweight plastic frame seen here in a fresh matte crystal, model N6188S injects the classic aviator with polarized lenses for enhanced color, reduced glare and visual clarity.
(800) 645-1300 | marchon.com