Tuesday was the launch of the Taylor Morris Eyewear Summer 2014 Collection and of course I was there to check out the specs. For summer 2014 Taylor Morris Eyewear have brought out 6 completely new styles but one frame in particular (the purple frame) is a limited edition. Only 100 of these beauties have been produced so once they are sold out… they are gone for good! If you love them, grab one before they go would be my advice.
Purple is my favourite colour and I do love a purple frame. In fact, I find it quite hard to find a good colour purple frame but I think the boys over at Taylor Morris Eyewear have got it spot on. Sometimes I find the purple is either too dark (so you can barely tell it is purple) OR it is too light (so it looks almost lilac). I love lilac but it is a hard colour to wear for a frame. The same as before, the frames are unisex but I guess the purple frame is probably more for us ladies just because of the colour, however, my favourite isn’t actually that one…
My favourite from the collection is actually the gorgeous ivory frame below. It really stood out from the rest of the collection. The colour, the choice of acetate and the gold metal finishing just made that frame look a cut above the rest. It looks very expensive but the price tag is fairly reasonable at £165.
I have a feeling this frame will definitely be their best seller. The colour really works on both guys and girls even though it may not seem that way. I am definitely a fan of them and I would love to wear them as my every day optical frame- they are simply one damn sexy looking frame.
So, what do I think of the collection overall? Well I think all the styles are very strong and they are definitely on trend, especially with the mirrored lenses in one of the frames because for summer 2014, mirrored lenses are BIG news! If you want a quick wardrobe update, grab yourself a pair of mirrored sunglasses.
The quality is the same as their previous collection so standards have not slipped but I am still looking forward to seeing the boys move away from the standard hinges.
Overall it is a thumbs up from me because the ivory and the purple frames are so strong and I like the fact they are so different to what Taylor Morris have done previously. I like it when brand moves a little bit out of their comfort zone because that is what design is all about.
If you want to grab yourself a pair then you could either go to their website or pop into any of the Harvey Nichols stores because they will be stocked there exclusively for 2 months. That way you get to try them on before you buy if you want to be sure they suit you. Remember… the purple frame only has 100 pairs so grab one before they go! Have a nice long bank holiday weekend and see you back here on Tuesday! I am off to enjoy my 1st wedding anniversary 🙂 x