|DIAMOND IN THE ROUGH Theo EU|
|MODIFIED SQUARE WEST Cabrillo|
|ANGULAR CIRCLE l.a.Eyeworks Jumbo Shrimp|
Have you noticed that geometric shapes are back for ophthalmics and sunwear? Whether symmetrical or asymmetrical, geometric shapes catch the eyes of onlookers of all ages.
A hexagon is a polygon (a multi-sided object) with six angles. Huge in the ’70s, this honeycomb shape has been a classic for years. It’s robust and shapely, and a bit of asymmetry adds uniqueness.
An absolute perfect example of this is the custom-made Adhara sun style in the FEB31st Wood Collection offered by Binocleuses. FEB31st, an Italian company, combines solid family tradition, high-quality wood artisanship, and passion to each style it creates. It is made of 13 layers of cross-laminated wood from the Bolivar tree and is offered in 45 colors.
The decagon is similar to its cousin the hexagon except there are 10 distinct sides. From afar, this geometric shape may appear to be circular but as you approach it, the angular sides begin to take form. The configuration of the decagon intrigues and surprises since it looks like a round frame but it’s not.
Known for its tagline, “A face is like a work of art. It deserves a great frame,” l.a.Eyeworks designs frames that change the way people think about eyewear. Jumbo Shrimp mirrors this philosophy and explores the decagon shape. Made of stainless steel, Jumbo Shrimp is more than just a geo shape-it pops with color as it updates a ’70s’ geo look.
A diamond has four sides that may be elongated vertically or horizontally. The distinctive diamond shape used in eyewear is unique and it always creates an unexpected look. The wearer of this shape insists on differentiation and diversity.
Check out the Eye-Witness Collection by Theo Eyewear. Each piece is designed to be asymmetrical, just like the human face. UE is a diamond beauty in the rough. Made of titanium, UE is pieced together as though made of recycled trash. The outcome is a multi-dimensional work of art. The uplifted diamond shape completes the far-out look.
Four-sided, the square is perhaps the easiest shape to recognize. In ophthalmics and sunglasses, we usually see square shapes modified so each of the four sides may not be the same length and the square may be altered by pillowing the shape. Each of the four angles that make up a modified square is slightly rounded for a softer look.
The Cabrillo sunglass in Oliver Peoples WEST collection is a great example of a modified square shape. With its classic American styling, Cabrillo is inspired by mid-century design that’s perfect for everyday wear. The acetate material and keyhole bridge make this “west coast feel” sunwear comfortable too.
Geometric eye- and sunwear is remarkably fashionable, very retro, yet up-to-the-minute in styling. It deserves a special place in your optical environment.
Jackie O’Keefe is a writer, speaker, course preparer, and consultant in the Tidewater area of Virginia.
WHERE TO FIND IT:
813-444-8803 • binocleuses.com
800-348-3337 • laeyeworks.com
888-568-1655 • oliverpeoples.com
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718-858-8542 • theo.be