Last week I was one busy lady with many press days to attend. Each day I gave you a quick preview but this week I have more time so I can go into more detail. The first brand I am going to talk about is Retro Super Future. I have always been a fan of this Italian brand, they just make some pretty damn sexy frames and each collection does not disappoint, they just get better and better each time! I don’t think they have ever produced something which made me think… “what were they thinking?!”. It is more like “I need them in my life!”.
I have never been a fan of metal frames (apart from my pair of ic! berlin ones) but I remember that last season Retro Super Future was the brand that opened my eyes to them. This season once again, they haven’t disappointed me with their metal range. Oh, and by the way metal frames are coming back- you lot just wait and see! Last season Retro Super Future went for some really thick rimmed metal but for Autumn/Winter 2014 they have gone in the complete opposite direction, they have gone super thin.
This style of super thin metal glasses actually remind me of the 80’s because I am pretty sure my dad has many photos from back in the day where all his friends seemed to wear this style. Do I like glasses like that? Well, yes I do actually but I don’t think they will suit me which is the down side. The metal feels like a good quality metal, really solid and sturdy.
I wasn’t just impressed with metal optical range, I was super duper impressed with their acetate sunglasses range. They are different to what I have seen so far as they have introduced a different technique for the rim of the lenses, they have made that into a feature- see the photo below to understand what I mean exactly.
Normally where the lenses sit on an acetate frame there is a slight recess but Retro Super Future have made that into a part of their design and made a feature out of it so it gives the illusion that the edge of the lenses are in different colour. As per usual the hinges on all the frames are really good quality. A good quality hinge means your frame will last longer and is more resistant to daily wear and tear.
Retro Super Future gets a double thumbs up from MGAM because the designs are cool, innovative and the frames are great quality. I would love to own a pair or two (or just the entire collection, hehe). If you fancy checking them out for yourself then go to their website or if you want to try before you buy I believe Liberty in London is a stockist- price are from £130 which is a great deal!