Kids’ specs are hipper, edgier, and more whimsical than ever. Here, we step into an art gallery brimming with children’s artwork to curate an exhibition of some of the most creative, coolest, on-point trends + specs for kids today to help you curate your own mix.

A special thank-you to the Durango Arts Center for location shooting during its 29th annual Creativity Festivity, a wide-ranging, multimedia celebration of children’s art, grades K-12.

Model Photography by HEIDI CHOWEN

Styled + Directed by ERINN MORGAN

Art Direction by WILLIAM PFAFF

Still Life Photography by DAVID KRESSLER

Still Life Styled by KERRI ANN RAIMO

Fitting Optician: TAMRA CANDELARIA of EYE.D.

Hair + Makeup by RONELL OLIVERI

On Isabella: The Betsey Johnson Tee Hee from ImageWear in pink leopard rounds up on-trend styling in a perfectly wearable acetate silhouette with stainless steel temples.

(From top)
► The GUESS GU9182 from Marcolin shines with colorful glittery details in acetate.
Ogi Kids style OK344 from Ogi Eyewear pairs an acetate front in Purple Bouquet with sleek metal temples. Sun clip available.
► Model CC154 in durable TR-90 hails from New York Eye’s new Casey’s Cove collection, a value-priced assortment of colorful styles.
► The Reebok R9007 from FGX International is a durable display featuring a TR-90 front and stainless steel temples perfect for active, on-the-go youth.
Background artwork by Olivia Kressler, age 8.

On Zada: The Carrera Carrerino 51 from Safilo is a black-and-white acetate play in contrasts that seamlessly moves from ballet to the playing field.

On Liv: The Superflex Kids SFK-212 from WestGroupe is a flexible frame with serious style points in pink crystal handmade acetate with a rectangular front and a silk-screen-printed constellation pattern on the temples.

On Mia: The Juicy Couture JU937 in powder pink metal from Safilo is a sophisticated take for teens on the on-point round trend.

On Kaizer: The Zuma Rock ZR006 from Tura shows up with attitude with a blue-and-black checkerboard pattern on smooth acetate in a retro-modern shape.

On Giada: The Lilly Pulitzer Carlton Mini from Kenmark Eyewear is a playful round with a translucent acetate front in light pink paired with a signature colorful print on the temples.

On Izzy: The Stella McCartney SK0050S from Kering Eyewear is an on-trend, mini-me version of a popular adult look—a statement-making cat-eye style with flash mirror lenses.

On Mia (left): The Steve Madden Resstless in blue from ClearVision Optical is a modern rectangle acetate that picks up the light. On Zada (right): The Converse K407 from De Rigo REM offers a modified rectangular silhouette in three layers of acetate in purple/pink and a star print detail on the temples.

On Liv: The Nike Dash EV1157 from Marchon Eyewear boasts a super-fun pop of pink neon on a wrapped, performance-enhancing sunglass topped off with flash mirror lenses.