Designer Alex Israel named the frames in his Freeway collection after California’s interstates. Since the 405 runs from San Diego to Brentwood, the shape is “a classic Kurt Cobain meets Jackie Kennedy.”
Source: The New York Times
Garrett Leight, son of the co-founder of Oliver Peoples, makes his own mark in optical fashion with this variation on the Tart Arnel, “a favorite of James Dean.” The “retro round” frames impart “old-school elegance.”
“This spring, it’s hip to be round.” Victoria Beckham Eyewear has given these “granny glasses” an up-to-the-moment twist by adding a “pretty champagne tint” to the acetate frames.
Here’s a highly affordable version of the retro style that was “spotted on editors at all of the runway shows” earlier this year. At this price, they don’t even have to last the weekend. In black and tortoise.
Source: Toronto Sun
There’s a reason these frames never go out of style—“they look great on everyone.” Originally launched in 1986, these iconic frames are available in classic tortoise, ebony, and, now, camouflage.