Tortoiseshell is a key trend for accessories in SS15 and nowhere more so than in sunglasses.
Here's our pick of the best from some of our favourite artisanal makers:
Timeless Amber Sunglasses by Han Kjobenhavn
Copenhageners Han Kjobenhavn specialise in traditional Danish craftsmanship and time-honoured silhouettes. These sunglasses are hand-crafted in acetate with Carl Zeiss lenses and presented in an anti-static branded carry pouch with cleaning cloth.
Ciccio Cheetah Sunglasses by Super Sunglasses
Super pioneered the return to acetate in sunglasses, and this pair is for the extrovert in all of us. Frames are hand-made in Italy from custom-sourced acetate and fitted with grey Zeiss lenses for extra protection. A hard storage box contains an anti-static carry pouch.
Hampton Dark Tortoise Clip-On Sunglasses by Garrett Leight
From their design studios on Venice Beach, California, Garrett Leight have created a pair of sunglasses that speak of days by the sea and cocktails poolside. The frame is hand-made in cellulose acetate, with feature core wire detail for added precision of fit. Grey CR-39 lenses offer 100% UV protection.
Leonard White Tortoise Sunglasses by Illesteva
Taking inspiration from the streets of New York City, where Illesteva are based, these classic oval frames are hand-crafted in Italy from acetate with a gloss tortoishell finish. A time-honoured style is complemented by grey UV400 CR-39 lenses. Each pair is presented in a hard carry case, with a micro-fibre branded bag for added protection.
Wilson Tokyo Tortoise - Amber Honey Sunglasses by Garrett Leight
Super-thin acetate is used for these classically-styled sunglasses, with delicate filigree detailing to the German-made hinges. Mineral glass lenses are in green for an optically-correct outlook.
All our tortoiseshell tunglasses picks are available at Opumo.
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