Never underestimate the power of a great pair of glasses to both complete and elevate any ensemble — even more so when they are exquisitely designed and finished to the highest calibre possible. The local eyewear purveyors at Parker & Co certainly have a knack for selecting both sunglasses and opticals that fit this brief, and the newly-arrived styles they have for winter are no different.
For the statement maker
If you want to stand out, look no further than the glasses from French brand Anne et Valentin. Graphic, original and vibrant, these frames have been made in the same factory in France’s Jura mountains for 30 years, right on the Swiss border. The limited-edition Paroles styles are artful and intricate, with premium Japan-sourced titanium frames in which the lenses almost seem to float, while the playful Sun Stripes have a retro, beach-inspired spirit with their thick yet transparent frames. For opticals, we love the slightly oversized On The Dot concept, wider shapes that frame the eye in style.
For the cool kid
Garrett Leight’s particular brand of California Cool has been beloved by customers and celebrities around the globe for over a decade now. Timeless, classic designs are the name of the game here, often inspired by American vintage styles. Within the new collection, we can’t get enough of the Wilson M Sun — a metal version of the brand’s iconic round sunglasses, it’s available in a range of metal tones and lens colours and is unisex. The new Glyndon opticals are a no-brainer, with a subtle cat eye and rich, warm-toned tortoiseshell effect that is perfect for the cooler months.
For the luxury tastemaker
If you’re used to leading the pack with your impeccable style, the new-season frames from Dior are for you. Highlighting the details present in Creative Director Maria-Grazia Chiuri’s ready-to-wear collections, find bold new shapes that will ensure you don’t fade into the background. Dabble in a flat bridge style with the rectangular 30 Montaigne frames, or the Diorclub mask sunglasses. The square, black acetate frames of the Diorsolar sunglasses makes a graphic statement with a 70s spirit, and gold detailing brightens up the temples.
For the nonchalant style icon
Effortless yet luxe, Celine’s eyewear is supremely versatile. The new Metal Frame 09 sunglasses are part of the highly covetable Saint Tropez collection — for fans of an oversized silhouette, these fit the brief, yet still sit delicately on the face without overpowering it. We can also never go past the Oversized S002 sunglasses. Rendered in black acetate, these will go with you everywhere.
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