The eyewear industry has come a long way since glasses were classed as painfully unfashionable. Often seen as the kiss of death in terms of social status, a pair of glasses were only bought if really (really) needed.
How times have changed!
Initially intended as optic aids, glasses today are considered as outfit-enhancing accessories.
The scope of options available on the current market ranges from neutral and barely there frames to thickset and boldly patterned styles.
With boundless colours, styles, frames, and sizes on offer, the problem nowadays is choosing just one pair.
Still, with the huge choice on offer, it’s all too easy to follow the fashion trend and go down the path of spending extortionate amounts of money on a pair of glasses that have been badly crafted.
Don’t fall in to that trap.
Choose a reputable brand and you’ll be set for as long as you need – or as long as it takes for the next hot trend to come in.
Read on to get the lowdown on some of eyewear’s most trusted and highly regarded brands, from Italy to America.
As one of the biggest and best-known fashion designers in the world, Prada eyewear has made a name for itself it its own right.
Established in 1913 at Milan’s prestigious Galleria Vittorio Emanuele II, Prada is one of the world’s most iconic luxury fashion houses.
Contemporary art and society inspire its collections, which are designed by visionary Miuccia Prada: granddaughter of founder Mario.
The Prada look is very apparent in its eyewear collections, with bold thick frames stealing the show.
Standout, contrasting colours create a vivid look – one that’s so heavily associated with the brand.
The American luxury eyewear brand was established in 1987, born in the heart of West Hollywood, on Sunset Boulevard.
The collections from Oliver Peoples blends the unique culture of Los Angeles and is inspired by elements of fashion, film, art, and music.
From the beginning, Oliver Peoples had a passion for superior products, a distinctive culture rooted in California, and an obsession with good service.
These core values have remained at the heart of the brand.
The striking eyewear collection is almost like a work of art, with each precision made frame crafted to a high standard, no matter what the style.
Each frame is tumbled and polished and finally hand adjusted.
Do you want your pair of Oliver Peoples glasses?
We love the Oliver Peoples OV5362U RYERSON style in Dark Mahogany.
Quality and style are assured with a pair of Ray-Ban glasses.
The American brand was founded in 1937.
The first Ray-Ban sunglasses were created for the U.S. Army Air Corp.
The Army was looking for a sunglass to protect aviators from the damaging rays of the sun, but also a pair that would look stylish and elegant.
Throughout its seven-and-a-half decades, Ray-Ban has been crucial in pushing boundaries in music and the arts, forging the rise of celebrity culture, and creating the power of the rock and movie stars to influence fashion.
From James Dean to Audrey Hepburn to Michael Jackson, Ray-Ban has proven its worth in quality and rock and roll status.
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