For Spring 2015, the Burberry Gabardine eyewear collection is inspired by the British fashion house’s gabardine fabric, a lightweight cloth which was first invented by the company’s founder Thomas Burberry in 1879 and is used on the brand’s heritage trench coats.
Designed in Britain and handmade in Italy, the temples are crafted using specialist processes seen in fine jewelry and sculpture. The material’s twill structure and soft drape features are referenced in the latest designs, which come with polished metal and acetate frames.
It includes 17 models with the color palette: signature gradient honey, gradient nude, natural horn effect, oxblood and classic black and tortoise. Styles include square, cat-eye, round or butterfly shapes. The collection also includes an exclusive pair of sunglasses, produced in limited edition of only 100 pieces. This exceptional piece includes an oversized round frame with gabardine branches plated in 18K gold.