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THIS BEAUTIFUL FANTASTIC

Looking for a little luxe in your life? Bringing a taste of high-end eyewear into your assortment can be a powerful addition.

STILL LIFE PHOTOGRAPHY
BY DAVID KRESSLER

MODEL SHOTS STYLED + DIRECTED
BY ERINN MORGAN

ART DIRECTION
BY WILLIAM PFAFF

Here, we unpack some of the best specs trends in the luxe market right now, from the truly beautiful to the ultimately fantastic. The luxury consumer covets uniqueness—and eyewear designers deliver everything from edgy lens treatments and 3D-printed delights to glitter, glitzy crystals, and glam, plus superlative eyewear crafted of solid 18-karat gold with real diamonds.

Get an eyeful of the exceptional high-end eyewear that’s driving luxe consumers, in droves.

INIMITABLE, OH YES
(from top):
Prada style PR65TS in light blue from Luxottica features an intricate lens treatment.
Dior Homme New Wave-inspired mask style Hardior from Safilo stood out on the Fall/Winter '17 runway.
MYKITA style ALOE, part of the 3D-printing-infused MYLON Collection.

GLAM, AMPED UP
(from left):
Gucci sunglass style GG0114S from Kering offers a metal cat-eye construct topped with Swarovski crystals.
Christian Roth style Kiss Me Kate blends embedded glitter + chic ivory in its signature cut-and-paste technique.

SOLID, WITH A SIDE OF DIAMONDS
(from left):
Silhouette Atelier Collection model Pure Déco G016/AP is crafted of 18-karat solid gold and features six onyx stones and 36 brilliant-cut diamonds.
Lindberg style Spirit T932 displays solid white gold in a silk finish and diamonds with an on-trend round lens shape (model 2271).

GLITTER, EMBEDDED
(from left):
l.a.Eyeworks handmade-in-Japan style Coyote offers a fresh take on a unisex round frame.
DSquared2 style DQ5224 from Marcolin shimmers with jewel studs on a delicate oval shape.
Kirk & Kirk style Lez from the Kaleidoscope Quartz Edition is made from a special grade of acrylic for optimal shimmer.

METAL, REIMAGINED
(clockwise from top left):
Ørgreen Optics style Street Hassle 3P in sandblasted titanium pays homage to New York urban angst.
Blake Kuwahara style Gwathmey displays a front cut from a single sheet of stainless steel.
CALVIN KLEIN style CK8055S from Marchon folds flat for sleek appeal.