In 2015, Victoria Beckham began working independently with specialised local workshops within the Valdobbiadene region in Italy. The unique expertise offered by these studios, encompassing both artisanal craftsmanship and cutting edge technology, has allowed for a total focus on innovation and premium quality for the Victoria Beckham Spring 2016 eyewear collection, the brand’s first full collection since making this manufacturing move.
The offer this season has been developed with a total of 11 entirely new styles, including feminine, lightweight shapes such as the Fine Wave and Enamel Wave, alongside more graphic, contemporary styles like the Upswept Oval and Supra Kitten with their striking, flat fronts.
This season’s stand out shape – the VB – is a bold acetate design that provides a new signature style. With an iconic yet eminently wearable silhouette, it is ideal for everyday and offered in 6 different colour ways, including classic black and tortoiseshell, as well as the sheer Plumetis acetate with tiny black dots running through.
Signature branding details across the collection include exposed core wire within the sunglasses’ arms, discretely embossed with the Victoria Beckham logo. For the Spring 2016 eyewear collection, the signature ‘V’ shaped arm tips have been updated in clear crystal and classic black.
Materials used in the flagship Dover Street store interior provide inspiration for this season’s key new acetate colour palette. The Bespoke Pointillist – a lush green acetate containing fine black mesh flecks, echoes the store’s green glass surfaces, whilst the Vanilla and Caramel Marble acetates mimic the natural warmth of the rich brown American walnut store fittings. As seen on the Combination Cat frame, the Fleck acetate features softly blurred markings, giving the effect of abstract paint strokes. Providing an easy, summery counterpart to these refined acetates; a new capsule collection of the ever-popular aviator evokes the beaches of California with matte white frames bordering vibrant mirrored lenses.
Shop the collection here.