Matthew Williamson is practically a household name with a more affordable range available to buy at Debenhams but how many of you guys knows he also does a kick ass range of glasses and sunglasses? I have always loved his designs and the use of colour because they are guaranteed to be vibrant and I do love my colours. If you have been following me then you have probably gathered my hatred for black coloured clothing and just most things black in general- I am definitely a colourful person.
The first time I saw Matthew Williamson glasses first hand was during the Linda Farrow Press day and straight away I was in love. In love with them because I have NEVER seen such bright colours used in frames- sunglasses yes but not for optical and there are some seriously bright colours, I immediately fell in love with a bright neon yellow pair and I NEED THEM IN MY LIFE!
Sporting a pair of glasses like that is definitely something to be proud of in my book and they will guarantee to turn a few heads. They are actually pretty perfect for the dull UK weather if you ask me. They are so vibrant they can brighten up the dullest of days and the darker colours we tend to wear during winter. Making them basically the perfect accessory to have because in the summer the colour works just as well and my god- PERFECT for festivals. Oh I love festivals!!
The floral pattern on the fames above was actually the same pattern he used within his clothing collection for this season and they come in a range of colours also available in sunglasses styles. I think I am in love and I think I may have found my new favourite eyewear brand because I can confidently say no eyewear brand dares to go this bright and I love bright- infact the brighter the better.
I know not many people dare to go that vibrant with their everyday optical frame but quite happy if they are sunglasses but why treat sunglasses so differently? What is the difference? However, I think the whole “Ooooo lets not wear bright glasses” only really applies to the UK optical market because over in Europe and America they have been all over the idea for ages. We are still slacking far behind so lets shake this off altogether. The golden question is… are the consumers not ready for change or is it the optical industry itself that is not ready for change? Any thoughts on that readers?