This blog post is slightly delayed due to the fact that I am currently on leave running around looking after a newborn and a rather active toddler. Being a mum of two is a tough gig! On 21st May, my mum gave me some much needed time off from motherhood and what did I do that afternoon? I went to look at some glasses. ha! I know, I know, my afternoon off and I didn’t go shopping or get pampered!
In my defense, Brando Eyewear was having a party so I went along to see what it was all about. During the event, they were showcasing the latest within the Brando Eyewear portfolio which consists of SundaySomewhere, Alyson Magee, Serge Kirchhoffer, Philippe Chevallier and Yohji Yamamoto. If you are a consumer reading this, Brando is an eyewear design house.
In this blog post I am going to concentrate on Yohji Yamamoto. Within the Brando range, Yohji stands out for me just because I am a bit of a fashion lover and the Yohji clothing range is pretty cool. The eyewear range doesn’t disappoint either. If you know the brand then you are probably aware Yohji uses a lot of dark tones within the collections. By dark I do mean mainly black and grey so to spice things up a little, Brando introduced some colour.
Do not fret, Brando didn’t go off the rails by putting rainbow colours in because that is not what Yohji is all about. They have introduced dark purple, dark red and dark blue which I think work especially well on the matt mirrored lens finish within the sunglasses range. It gives them another dimension. I also love the use of negative space in some of the design, if give them an understated boldness and the design speaks for itself. It is all in the small details just like the clothing range.
The collection consists of both optical and sunglasses ranges. The optical range uses the same design ethos and if you are interested in seeing the range, some will be stocked in the Yohji Yamamoto store or head to the Brando website to find your nearest stockist.