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DESIGNER’S CHOICE (Favourite Sunglasses for 2020)

Our Italian designers reveal what their favourite sunglasses are

Given the mind-boggling range of sunglasses available, it’s often a major task to pick one model.
We asked our Milanese designers Stefania and Matteo to help us out by telling us what their favourite sunglasses for this season are and why.

 

STEFANIA'S TOP 3 SUNGLASSES

ELLE - EL14894
These sunglasses immediately drive my thoughts to the magic of a Parisian street. I imagine a woman sashaying down a French avenue, exuding natural elegance and wearing this perfectly placed Elle frame. The frame shape is sophisticated and the boldness of the profile top and ornamental temples remind me vividly of the early 1960s and Audrey Hepburn’s style. Even if it is the most classic colour, I still go for black but would also opt for the green model because it's so unusual and chic.

 

 

ESPRIT - ET17985
The popular wire design trend with its focus on thin lines and airy openings made me select this as my favourite women’s frame for this season. The inspirations come from the abstract modern architectural detail of bracing wire structure. The rose colour shown here is soft and sensuous and would be the ideal look for strolling along Edinburgh’s Fourth Bridge at sundown.

ESPRIT - ET17995
This frame is a knockout! I really like it because it rounds off every look flawlessly and it’s a very comfortable wear. It’s that simple! I love wearing these sunglasses in my free time because they instantly give you a youthful and relaxed look – perfectly catching my mood. The colour accents on the upper rims and temples are real eye-catchers.

MATTEO'S TOP 3 SUNGLASSES

Esprit - ET17991
This is the frame that I wear when I want to express a more edgy, urban style but still feel comfortable all day. The frame is actually made of plastic but it has a thin metallic double bridge. It feels really light and it has that iconic, bold appeal. The vintage-contemporary angle is a winning point of this look: the shape is classic but it has a modern construction, using metal and injection plastic, and it features trendy mono-toning with the same colour on the frame and lenses.

ELLE  - EL14889
This would be one of my sunglass picks for women this summer. It’s from ELLE and it totally encapsulates the French femininity and elegance of the brand. These sunglasses are light and have several distinctive signature elements like the twisted metal bridge and temples and the double bridge lines. These ornamental features are very reminiscent of the pearl necklace that made Audrey Hepburn’s little black number look so chic.

ESPRIT - ET17981
I like this frame because it’s quite distinctive and it’s very emblematic of Esprit’s free spirit and love of colour. It has little design details and original colour placement that set it apart. Metal frames are big this summer, especially for young people, but this one ups the ante with its temple slits and chunky coloured bridge and nose pads. It’s super snug to wear too.

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