I’ve been checking up on Acne Studios’ website for eyewear since its mysterious disappearance about a year or two ago. It’s been a strange gap, both in the market and physically on the website, since eyewear is often a cheaper option compared to apparel and the chances of us wearing (should we be fortunate enough to live in a place where the sun shines, cough cough, not UK) would be higher, meaning better cost per wear ratio, more consumers.
Acne Studios focused their first complete eyewear collection around colour and shape. And they debuted the collection at the Fall/Winter 2015 Men’s Presentation in January and at the more recent Fall/Winter 2015 Women’s Show in March All styles are unisex and handmade in France. Before I let you drool over the press images, let’s learn some names.
Spitfire: comes in large and small, inspired by the classic pilot’s aviators
Mustang: iconic, oval-shaped, less manly and more tame than it sounds
Library: new, oversized version of the Frames
Sigmund: classic, round, fun
Frame: signatures updated with new colours
Mask: comes in original and junior sizes, futuristic
To be continued…#tbc