The Debut Of Mulberry Eyewear

The British brand’s POV for its sunglasses: Better to offer timeless styles for everyone than trendy statement numbers for the few.

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"Gian’s round frames = ageless."

If we look at every fashion product category now, there isn’t one that’s not designed for Instafabulous. Eyewear is among the “casualties”. From the Frankenstein’s monsters (sharp angles + weird shapes) to the clownlike, “express yourself” styles have become less about self-expression and more about who can outdo whom.

Mulberry’s creative director, Johnny Coca, isn’t interested in all the hoopla for his first eyewear collection. What he’s more interested in is the simplicity and elegance of classic designs (well, he was the accessories and bag designer at Phoebe Philo’s Celine).

Created with Italian eyewear specialist De Rigo, the line has seven styles. Three are available in SG: Jane and Gian are ’50s- and ’60s-inspired, and Tony is an aviator with a softer teardrop shape. They are not extraordinary, but they are designed to flatter all face shapes and be worn a lot – all the reasons that make a pair of shades a good pair. At Takashimaya D.S., for $350-$370. – ST 

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"Jane’s D-frames = timeless classic."
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Tony, a double-bar bridge aviator, has a  softer, more flattering teardrop shape.
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