Karir Eyewear S/S 2012

 

Karir Eyewear’s S/S 2012 Collection is right up my alley! To me the designs are a fusion of legendary styles and colours with a modern approach and fresh twist.

“Glasses are the first accessory you notice on a person – you’ve got to make sure they’re the right fit,” says Bob Karir. “They’re an extension of your personality – you, as the wearer, make them your own.”

Top Trends

1. Shapes
Chunky frames are evolving into more flattering styles, geared towards the wearer’s features.
Line Spotlight: Oliver PeoplesWith references to Old Hollywood, Oliver Peoples’ spring collection is a mix of beloved classic styles, timeless construction and soft shapes, the frames and sunglasses blend classic with modern for the contemporary customer. Prices range from $272 to $450.
2. Materials 
As new shapes take center stage, technological leaps are redefining the industry: from coloured titanium, to acetate, to leather inlaid in wood, the future of eyewear is in the materials.
Line Spotlight: Mykita Mylon: Lightweight and durable, Mykita Mylon frames redefine the borders between the worlds of sports and fashion. Made of patented polyamide-based material that stems from Selective Laser Sintering (the printing of three dimensional objects), the frames are stylish, agile and built to last. Frames retail for $631.
3. Colour
Bold colours take center stage for spring and this season, the more saturated–the better.

Line Spotlight: Kirk Originals: Kirk Originals frames are designed in London and produced by hand in France. Their company mandate is to bring eyewear to life, and their vivacious tones reflect the personalities of the wearer. Kirk Originals range in price form $395 to $450. 

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