Inspired by the style and shapes of 1960s retro, the new Evisu eyewear collection is cutting-edge yet full of vintage cool. Highlights from the nine-piece range are four sunglasses designed together with the team at Linda Farrow, the ultra-luxe label shading the eyes of the famously fashion-forward since 1970.
Although broadly a unisex collection, the standout women’s offering is one of the Linda Farrow collaboration pieces: a bold ’60s rectangular shape in rich buttery hand-polished acetate, with real Japanese printed silk trapped inside the temple pieces. Other styles feature tortoiseshell frames in warm and woody browns, and super-cool black wayfarer shades that echo Dolce Vita sophistication. There are also unisex cat-eye styles in ’60s mod shapes and some sleek aviator styles.
True to Evisu’s heritage of highest attention to detail, most styles are equipped with a spring-hinge system, for a comfortable and easy fit, and photochromatic MUVER lenses, which self-adjust colour according to brightness. The frames are made in acetate from Italy. Further design details include the classic Evisu kamome, or seagull logo, in wood set into the outside temples; a racer kamome at the end of the arms; and “the best of the better sunglasses” inscribed on the inside arms.
The Linda Farrow collaboration sunglasses come in a Japanese fan-print case, packaged inside a glossy black-lined, embossed box. The other styles in the collection are presented in their own wooden box featuring the Evisu Godhead logo sporting the same iconic shades.
The Evisu eyewear collection and the Linda Farrow collaboration range is exclusive to Evisu stores globally and available at selected first-class fashion boutiques and eyewear shops in Hong Kong.
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