Stella already won us over with her clothing and so it’s only natural that Stella Mccartney would turn her design smarts to her first collection of optical eyewear, launched in March 2013. The glasses come in five styles – cutting-edge styles in a palette of burgundy, taupe, black, teal and tortoise – and strike the designer’s signature feminine-meets-masculine aesthetic for an entirely modern look. Even better, they’re made primarily from renewable sources, which isn’t a surprise considering that McCartney’s renowned for her eco-friendly approach to fashion. The sustainable collection is made up over 50% natural sources and is created with bio-acetate and cellulose, which is both renewable and biodegradable. With glasses this chic, you’ll want a prescription right away, so whether your sensibilities are classic or retro-inspired.
“Optical is more and more part of fashion,” Stella McCartney told WWD. “If you actually take a moment to look around, you are surrounded by optical both as a necessity and a statement. It is exciting because it says something new, all ages express themselves through optical.”
Yes, optical glasses are more and more part of fashion but for me glasses have one more function. At age 42 one or the other eyelid hangs a little. Unfortunately, cosmetics products can not fix the problems but glasses can do it. My new Stella McCartney glasses conceals perfectly tired eyes and droopy eyelids. In addition to the conceal the sign of the times, the most I like of the look is an androgynous feel if I wear Stella’s opticals. So, thanks Stella for your chic optical range, wearing the glasses makes me relaxed and confident.
Stella McCartney optical glasses 2055 – Prices will range from £149 to £157, and will be available from high-end retailers and opticians.
Natalia Vodianova at the Stella McCartney Fall-Winter 2013/2014 Ready-to-Wear Fashion Show at the Opera in Paris, France – March 4, 2013 – wore completely Stella