When asked to describe their aesthetic, the Italian atelier of Bottega Veneta summed it up perfectly in five words: “discretion, quality, and unsurpassed craftsmanship”. And so it comes as no surprise that the range of sunglasses — now available on our shores care of the discerning optical maestros at Parker and Co — made by the hands of the finest artisans in the Italian town of Montebello Vicentino, are nothing short of highly covetable.
From hand-polished acetate frames in the classic cat-eye to the semi-matte burnished metal edges circumnavigating the frames, what we love the most is how the brand’s iconic intrecciato motif (most often seen on their lush line of leather toteables) has been seamlessly melded into the frames’ design. The interwoven pattern hinted by way of engraving on the temples in the leather and rubber mix material, makes a quietly confident fashion statement that will no doubt withstand the test of time.
To peruse the Bottega Veneta collection, you’d be wise to pop in to Parker and Co before they fly out the door.
Parker & Co Eyewear
26 Nuffield Street,
(09) 524 8828