When it comes to COLOR in eyewear, it’s never really just about… color. It’s the tones and the variations and the shades. There’s density from deep red to translucent green that just might nearly be yellow! There’s the initial jolt of tortoise as it teams up with bold stripes. Or that honey color you thought originally existed only in nature. Someone declares lavender. Another one sees deep purple. Never hesitate as you contemplate metal at its reflective best. And once we add texture, light comes in to raise the bar on details and dimension. Are you looking for a rainbow year? Think of 2020 as your favorite prism. And here it is through the trendsetting eyes of 20/20.
–James J. Spina
Photographed by NEIL FRANCIS DAWSON
BLUE… BAR… HUE.
Yes, it’s the blue, the iconic fade with that blue and the lower bar of the double brow bar that stirs the mix of textures on this frame so well worth 2020 and… 20/20.
GRAND CANYON from Etnia Barcelona
Always stunning in its signature design elements, Carrera details the sweep of this shield with metal punctuation dots.
CARRERA 1031/S from Safilo
Lafont is ever so inventive with color. Here, two adventures in hue take center stage on one frame for twice the love.
FESTIVAL from Lafont
Better Off Red
Yes… guys can love red eyewear and wear it oh-so-well. It… works.
THE BEAT from l.a.Eyeworks
With such a glorious past of iconic eyewear highlights, Matsuda possesses the unique ability to look both back and forward, forever enriching.
MATSUDA 2051 from Matsuda
Like a dearly adored lavender bouquet for the face, purple always delivers a regal and rich reward.
MODO 467 from Modo
Hey… What’s that crystal lime flash on the side there? Let’s ask Todd.
THE DREAMER from Todd Rogers Eyewear
What do we see first? The star-peaked scalloped shape or the bold blend of crystal and Havana? In any case, full-faced interest at its daring best.
UPTOWN Carmela from Jonathan Cate
The deep TV screen dish shape has always designated a couture vibe. And here, via Celine, more so than ever.
CELINE 40130I from Thelios
A Dollop of Honey
There’s a golden glow going on here. Go with it.
DOLCE & GABBANA 4338-F from Luxottica