Inspired by the beach beauties of the 50s, Dan and Dean Caten of Dsquared2 designed a duo of ultra-feminine women’s eyewear models for spring/summer 2014. Fascinatingly feline, the cateye optical shapes feature clip-on sunglasses to create a beguiling aura of mystique. The frames’ vintage looks belies their detailed construction by Marcolin’s expert craftsmen. An extremely flexible clip-on sunglass frame is attached to the optical frame beneath it at three points on the bridge and both sides. Differing textured materials and shades layer to form the final transfixing look. Both women’s cateye-shaped optical frames can be mixed or matched with sunglass clip-ons in diverse materials and colours.
The Esther model (DQ5152) – named for the famous bathing beauty of Hollywood’s glamour era – is a more exaggerated shape, with bigger lenses pulled out dramatically to the top corner of the eye. Esther’s base optical style is a wire frame topped with either black, grey mother of pearl or dark Havana acetate. Adding a dose of feminine allure, Esther’s diversely hued sunglass clip-ons come in either horn acetate on top of shiny rose gold metal frames and gradient brown lenses; mirrored gold top on shiny rose gold metal frames with silver mirror lenses; or shiny black acetate tops on shiny rose gold.
Bringing their cool handsome style on vacation, the guys wear optical clip-on sunglass model James (DQ5148) – named for the unforgettable James Dean. The classic 50s style squared-off optical shape is constructed in a mix of metal rims topped with textured materials and colours. Showing bookish good looks, the optical styles include palladium metal rims featuring glossy black acetate on top of the frame, while rose gold metal rims are combined with stripped honey acetate on the tops of the frames. Lightweight and ultra fine ruthenium metal is given a fashionable touch with either yellow horn effect acetate or brown horn effect acetate on top of the frames. He starts to smolder when the sunglasses are attached. Clipped on, the sunglasses create a double bridge effect in fine metals matched with differing lenses: shiny rose gold metal frames are paired with green lenses and shiny light ruthenium metal frames feature smoked lenses so he too, can cast an air of intrigue.