The standout styles from the Vivienne Westwood x Specsavers eyewear collection
22 June 2022
By Fashion Quarterly
An elegant, high-fashion spectacles & sunglasses collection with edge.
Produced in partnership with Specsavers.
Few brands hold as much clout as Vivienne Westwood. Favoured for its bold silhouettes and high-fashion quirk, the namesake label’s founder is a driving force of Britain’s modern punk movement. And trendsetters partial to Westwood’s iconic tartan, distinctive colour pairings and sleek-yet-grunge styles are sure to fancy the brand’s collection with optical leader Specsavers.
The spectacles and sunglasses serve up more than just serious style, with frames made in part from Eastman Acetate Renew, a combination of recycled single-use plastic (from landfills and the ocean) and bio-based materials from sustainably sourced wood pulp.
Durability is also a key consideration for the frames; Specsavers wants us to love our glasses by incorporating them into our daily attire. Gone are the days where glasses were a marker of a person’s ‘geekiness’; instead the accessory is a staple of the runways and red carpets.
The collection features 13 eye-catching frames in various shapes to frame all faces — bright colours and punk-esque Vivienne Westwood graffiti feature alongside decorative Rococo-inspired metal frames.
Ultimately, the Vivienne Westwood x Specsavers high-fashion collection is set to go down in the fashion books as an iconic partnership. The frames are available at an accessible price point, perfect for those seeking to imbue a touch of luxury into their everyday dressing.
Frame your eyes with our favourite Vivienne Westwood x Specsavers selects:
1. Vivienne Westwood x Specsavers 03
The sleek frames incorporate the iconic graffiti logo on the arms for an elegant edge. $459 for 2 pairs, single vision from Specsavers.co.nz.
2. Vivienne Westwood x Specsavers 03
The cut-out ‘V’ detailing on the hinge and the intricate royal orb motif adds flair to the dark crystal acetate contrasted with a rich tartan. $459 for 2 pairs, single vision from Specsavers.co.nz.
3. Vivienne Westwood x Specsavers SUN RX 01
These oversized, tartan-pattern shades create maximum impact with their chunky arms. $459 for 2 pairs, single vision from Specsavers.co.nz.