When it comes to cutting-edge, covetable eyewear style, no one does sunglasses quite like Dior. The famous French fashion label is renowned for its trend-setting shades, which combine optimum eyewear protection with exclusive, elegant designs.
We’ve already seen some amazing Dior eyewear designs for 2016 (including a cutting-edge collaboration with Rihanna) but the brand’s latest offering may be their best yet. Dior have just released their brand-new eyewear collection known as Diorama as well as a stylish campaign video to go with it.
If you’re looking for inspiration for your SS16 eyewear style, then look no further. Watch the video below:
The campaign video beautifully showcases the new style from Dior eyewear. Shot using a chic and simple aesthetic, it features close up shots of the frames’ exquisite detail, while patterned shadows reflect the sunglasses’ unique design.
The Diorama sunglasses are, in fact, part of a wider collection from Dior which also includes a range of contemporary and architectural bags that have a similar look. According to Dior:
Inspired by the Diorama bag’s modern and sophisticated micro-cannage, these new sunglasses lend the eyes an exciting new allure with their shimmering gray, pink, blue and black metallic effects.
The Diorama sunglasses feature a simple shape and are characterised by their elegant modernity. The front of the frames are composed of a fine layer of metal which has been applied onto high quality crystal acetate. The stand-out feature of these sunglasses, though, are the sides of the shades. The temples are made from delicate openwork metal in a criss-cross diamond design for a cannage effect.
Look familiar? Well, those who are clued up on fashion may recognise this chic cannage pattern. It’s an iconic look from Dior which goes back a long way. Back in 1947, Christian Dior showcased his first ever fashion collection, known as the New Look, and at the show he set out a selection of salon chairs which had a rattan cannage design. A few years later, Dior began to experiment with the same pattern, eventually using it in the packaging for his L’Eau Fraîche perfume. The pattern soon became the signature symbol for the Dior fashion house and can still be seen in their designs today, from shoes and makeup to sunglasses.
The Diorama sunglasses are available in three classic shapes and a range of amazing metallic colours that will guarantee you shimmer and shine this summer. If you love a classic look that goes with everything, there’s timeless black or contemporary silver. For a pop of colour, the Diorama shades are also available in soft pink and bold blue, both with a high-shine metal finish.
Every pair of Diorama shades is finished with mirrored lenses, which not only add a futuristic look but offer 100% UV protection for your eyes.
The full collection of Diorama sunglasses by Dior are now available online at SelectSpecs. Which colour will you be lusting over this summer? Or, like us, do you want them all?! Let us know your favourite in the comments below.
Take a first look at the Burberry SS16 eye campaign here.