The All Seeing Eye

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Deconstruction of the essential and reconstruction of beauty. Turning tradition on its head, the latest optical collection by Yohji Yamamoto is a styling evolution. In a continuation of the Japanese design philosophy “Wabi Sabi”, perfection is found through contrast and disruption. An example of this disruption is found in YY1030: experimenting with flashes of matte… Read More


Cutting. Fluidity. Deconstruction. Reconstruction. Darkness. All define Yohji Yamamoto. His style, his creativity, his raison d’être. The optical collection for Spring-Summer 2017 hones in on Yohji’s fascination with cutting techniques and the personality they afford him. His minutiae lies in every single detail. An intriguing shape, YY1030 is Yohji’s adaptation of the cat eye with… Read More


The optical frames from the Pepe Jeans SS17 collection set the trends for global high-street style in eyewear, no matter where you are on the planet. The sharp metallics in women’s style NELL PJ1249 are fused with contrasting camouflage temple tips, reflecting the brand’s understated street styling. Proving that function can also be fashion, this… Read More

A fitting combination

The Hackett Bespoke SS17 optical collection is a showcase of technical innovation. The HEB204 style perfectly demonstrates a feat of modern eyewear engineering, with the brand’s meticulous approach to fit. A combination of titanium and ultra-fine acetate, this frame integrates Hackett Bespoke’s quintessential round eyeshape with slim, hypoallergenic titanium temples. The result is a style… Read More