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Fashionable frames for summer

By Carolyn Enting

Fashionable frames for summer
As the New Zealand fashion industry matures, more and more designers are opting to release their own eyewear collections.

Karen Walker led the charge. Kate Sylvester and Zambesi have also been producing covetable frames for many years.

Now two more New Zealand designers have joined the fray – Andrea Moore, and I Love Ugly.

Moore’s range hits stores on December 1. Manufactured from Italian-made acetate, the frames have incredible depth of shine because each pair is tumbled in olive oil for two weeks. The frames also have 24 carat gold-coated hinges.

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In keeping with Moore’s style the range is classic in tones of nude, black, tortoiseshell and crystal. Frames include 70s-inspired ‘Jet Set’.

Meanwhile Kate Sylvester has just released her latest sunglasses collection. A standout style in the collection is ‘Camille’ which mixes metal and plastic. A modern use of colour is also prominent throughout the range. Each frame is also named after a literary character. Camille comes from the Alexandre Dumas book of the same name, and Anna from Eleanor Catton’s The Luminaries. The campaign features model Holly-Rose Emery, who is one of MiNDFOOD Style’s cover stories (check out the new magazine on sale now).

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Menswear label I Love Ugly has also chosen eyewear as the next extension of their range with three styles – ‘Obi’, ‘Alistair’ and ‘Oliver’. The custom-made sunglasses feature I Love Ugly quotes, and are available now.

I Love Ugly



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