Frame Of Mind – The Specsavers Eyewear Trends of 2015
Last week media were treated to an early preview of the 2015 Specsavers eyewear collections. Held at Cibo in Parnell, guests dined with the eyewear king – Alex Perry. Alex presented his new collection, and talked to the passion behind his collaboration with Specsavers.
Fabulous frames aside, it was so interesting to hear about Alex’s childhood, growing up in a family of frame-wearers at a time when glasses really were quite unaffordable. He spoke of having to choose the frames he wanted (as did his siblings) and those were the frames he had to wear, every day, for years to come; because quite simply, seasonal trends just weren’t possible when frames were so unaffordable, and I can totally relate! I too wore glasses as a child and the rules were, you had your frames and you looked after them, well! Although I only needed glasses for a couple of years (although I need them again now) looking back on the frames I had, thank god I didn’t have to wear them any longer than I did, because quite frankly, they were hideous! Now, I adore glasses, don them proudly and love all the frame options I have due to their affordability – heck I have as many frames as I do handbags!
Alex’s passion is clearly driven from his experience of wearing frames at a time when glasses, style, fashion and affordability didn’t go hand in hand; and his goal, in collaboration with Specsavers, was to ensure that frames were not only affordable, but also stylish. Specsavers have change the eyewear game, making frames and lenses completely affordable, with style to boot!
Not only did we preview all of Alex Perry’s eyewear, we also viewed the full Specsavers range, which includes Cheap Monday, Collette Dinnigan, Osiris, Country Road and Roxy, to name just a few. We’ve included some of our favourite frames below, however if you’d like to view the full 2015 Specsavers eyewear collections head to www.specsavers.co.nz.
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