For those who work within the eyewear industry, then I am sure Alyson Magee needs no introduction, but for my consumer readers, she has been designing amazing eyewear for decades for some of the biggest brands in the industry. Back in Mido in February 2017, I had the privilege to meet Alyson herself and had a lovely long chat with her from talking about glasses to motherhood. She was lovely and full of insightful eyewear knowledge.
Back in Mido, it was the first time I saw her collection and immediately I was impressed by the attention to detail and just the overall design and story behind them. So, when I heard she will be launching the FOUNDATIONS collection this summer, I was excited to explore further. The collection officially launched today, so I have not seen the collection first hand yet, but judging by the press images, it is another stunning range.
I think the name of the collection is probably a bit of a giveaway as to what the inspiration was. It is about going back to basic, focusing on the design, craftsmanship and silhouettes inspired by architecture. They are classic shapes but giving them a twist by adding some vibrant colours and intricate detail to create the wow factor.
Looking at the campaign images, they all seem to be strong, bold shapes and real statement pieces. The collection consists of styles for both men and women in optical and sunglasses styles. I am totally in love with the slight catseye style, even from just an image, they just really stood out to me. I like the shape of the catseye, the metal temple design work so well and the tip of the temple with the fan design just finish the whole thing off nicely. I personally think that one will be the best seller within the range, see the image above and you will know what I mean. The collection launched today with stockist worldwide and in selected fashion boutiques. Check out the website to find your nearest stockist or get in touch with the Brando team for wholesale queries.