Bold, bright frames and unexpected colour combinations offer opportunities for self-expression this season

Specsavers has unveiled the statement eyewear pieces for Autumn/Winter 19, with bright pops of colour and bold shapes a must-have this season.

Taking inspiration from the current 90s revival seen on the runway, the collection sees updated shapes, big and bold logos and bright colours. With reflective blues, luminous greens, rich reds, dusty pinks and purples and shades of gold, the range of eyewear options available will help glasses wearers to express their individual style, make a statement and really stand out from the crowd.

The Autumn/Winter 19 collection was unveiled by Stig Engelbreth Hansen, the Global Head of Product Design for Specsavers who explained, “Glasses wearers are becoming more and more daring when it comes to selecting their frames. This season it’s all about the attitude and confidence that glasses can bring out in the wearer. It is this desire for individual style that has led to a return of colour in our new season collections.

Stig says, “We’ve seen a resurgence of letterbox shapes emerging in invisible rimless styles and high bridge round-eyes. The eclecticism we have seen on major runways is shining through in eyewear, with big and bold logos coming back and brighter colours being used in translucent acetates.”

The most popular styles for women are oversized round metal frames, cat eye styles in bold acetate and vintage-inspired panto shapes. For men, panto shapes in both metal and acetate are key, while aviator style glasses are still a cool classic.

There are more than 200 new pieces launching throughout Autumn/Winter from designer collaborations and Specsavers’ own ranges. Highlights include colourful ranges from Australian designers Alex Perry and Collette Dinnigan. Iconic pop princess and Specsavers designer, Kylie Minogue, will also be launching a new range which features a glamourous Clubmaster-inspired frame with a mottled red brow and copper detailing.

Joining the Specsavers designer portfolio are several exclusive international designer collections, including an iconic and colourful range from Parisian design powerhouse, KENZO; while British fashion brand Red or Dead will unveil a cutting-edge collection of glasses featuring interchangeable arms, so glasses wearers can swap and change their frame depending on their mood and personal style. A range of Specsavers frames with removable nose pads will also ensure a comfortable and perfect fit option for those with lower nose bridges, higher cheekbones, and wider faces.

Each of the frames in the Autumn/Winter 19 collection have been influenced by the key trends and shapes of the season. With an extensive range of choice in a strikingly bold colour palette, glasses wearers are guaranteed to find a pair to complement their style.

“The aesthetic of the Autumn/Winter 19 collection chimes perfectly with our own aspiration to see specs wearers express their individuality through the glasses they wear,” said Stig.

Priced from $199 for two pairs single vision the collection is available in Specsavers stores nationwide.

Bold, bright frames and unexpected colour combinations offer opportunities for self-expression this season

Specsavers has unveiled the statement eyewear pieces for Autumn/Winter 19, with bright pops of colour and bold shapes a must-have this season.

Taking inspiration from the current 90s revival seen on the runway, the collection sees updated shapes, big and bold logos and bright colours. With reflective blues, luminous greens, rich reds, dusty pinks and purples and shades of gold, the range of eyewear options available will help glasses wearers to express their individual style, make a statement and really stand out from the crowd.

The Autumn/Winter 19 collection was unveiled by Stig Engelbreth Hansen, the Global Head of Product Design for Specsavers who explained, “Glasses wearers are becoming more and more daring when it comes to selecting their frames. This season it’s all about the attitude and confidence that glasses can bring out in the wearer. It is this desire for individual style that has led to a return of colour in our new season collections.

Stig says, “We’ve seen a resurgence of letterbox shapes emerging in invisible rimless styles and high bridge round-eyes. The eclecticism we have seen on major runways is shining through in eyewear, with big and bold logos coming back and brighter colours being used in translucent acetates.”

The most popular styles for women are oversized round metal frames, cat eye styles in bold acetate and vintage-inspired panto shapes. For men, panto shapes in both metal and acetate are key, while aviator style glasses are still a cool classic.

There are more than 200 new pieces launching throughout Autumn/Winter from designer collaborations and Specsavers’ own ranges. Highlights include colourful ranges from Australian designers Alex Perry and Collette Dinnigan. Iconic pop princess and Specsavers designer, Kylie Minogue, will also be launching a new range which features a glamourous Clubmaster-inspired frame with a mottled red brow and copper detailing.

Joining the Specsavers designer portfolio are several exclusive international designer collections, including an iconic and colourful range from Parisian design powerhouse, KENZO; while British fashion brand Red or Dead will unveil a cutting-edge collection of glasses featuring interchangeable arms, so glasses wearers can swap and change their frame depending on their mood and personal style. A range of Specsavers frames with removable nose pads will also ensure a comfortable and perfect fit option for those with lower nose bridges, higher cheekbones, and wider faces.

Each of the frames in the Autumn/Winter 19 collection have been influenced by the key trends and shapes of the season. With an extensive range of choice in a strikingly bold colour palette, glasses wearers are guaranteed to find a pair to complement their style.

“The aesthetic of the Autumn/Winter 19 collection chimes perfectly with our own aspiration to see specs wearers express their individuality through the glasses they wear,” said Stig.

Priced from $199 for two pairs single vision the collection is available in Specsavers stores nationwide.

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KEY COLOUR TRENDS

Reflective Blues

Blues remain present for A/W 19, but act as accents rather than fashion colours.

Blue tones have a retro quality and a considered calmness. Frames ranging from midnight, sapphire to sky blue will have long-lasting and trans-seasonal appeal.

RED OR DEAD 124

30727991
2 pairs single vision $249

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SPECSAVERS ELISON

30770799
2 pairs single vision $249

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KENZO KZ3500S
SUN RX

30770072
2 pairs single vision $349

KEY COLOUR TRENDS

Reflective Blues

Blues remain present for A/W 19, but act as accents rather than fashion colours.

Blue tones have a retro quality and a considered calmness. Frames ranging from midnight, sapphire to sky blue will have long-lasting and trans-seasonal appeal.

RED OR DEAD 124

30727991
2 pairs single vision $249

Download
KENZO KZ3500S
SUN RX

30770072
2 pairs single vision $349

Download
SPECSAVERS ELISON

30770799
2 pairs single vision $249

Download

TREND

Luminous Greens

Think crisp dewy mornings. Greens for Autumn/Winter have a glowing, luminous quality that tap into a sense of magic.

Green coloured hues are rooted in nature, which evokes powerful imagery of our natural surroundings. Embrace these tones to set you back to the basics, to keep you grounded and to remind you to always celebrate your own personal style.

SPECSAVERS NIRAN

30770805
2 pairs single vision $249

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ALEX PERRY 72

30746299
2 pairs single vision $199

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COLLETTE DINNIGAN SUN RX 27

30746800
2 pairs single vision $199

TREND

Luminous Greens

Think crisp dewy mornings. Greens for Autumn/Winter have a glowing, luminous quality that tap into a sense of magic.

Green coloured hues are rooted in nature, which evokes powerful imagery of our natural surroundings. Embrace these tones to set you back to the basics, to keep you grounded and to remind you to always celebrate your own personal style.

SPECSAVERS NIRAN

30770805
2 pairs single vision $249

Download
ALEX PERRY 72

30746299
2 pairs single vision $199

Download
COLLETTE DINNIGAN
SUN RX 27

30746800
2 pairs single vision $199

Download

TREND

Rich Reds

Bright and vibrant, reds this Autumn/Winter have been updated from the previous season’s palette to have an edge that is raw, exciting and fresh.

Burgundy provides an autumnal contrast to this tonal offering, exuding energy, which awakens a new thinking in line with the changing seasons.

INOCLIP 02-2

30664166
2 pairs single vision $299

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OSIRIS SPIRITED

30744127
2 pairs single vision $199

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TOMMY HILFIGER
TH 10S

30770461
2 pairs single vision $249

TREND

RICH REDS

Bright and vibrant, reds this Autumn/Winter have been updated from the previous season’s palette to have an edge that is raw, exciting and fresh.

Burgundy provides an autumnal contrast to this tonal offering, exuding energy, which awakens a new thinking in line with the changing seasons.

INOCLIP 02-2

30664166
2 pairs single vision $299

Download
OSIRIS SPIRITED

30744127
2 pairs single vision $199

Download
TOMMY HILFIGER
TH 10S

30770461
2 pairs single vision $249

Download

TREND

Dusty Pinks and Purples

The popularity of reds and pinks broadens to take in new tones.

Tones such as dusted mauve bridge the gap between pink and purple, which signals a move away from bold pinks.

C ZAMPATTI
SUN RX 11

30746671
2 pairs single vision $199

Download
Collette Dinnigan
C DINNIGAN 54

30746404
2 pairs single vision $199

Download
RED OR DEAD 123

30727960
2 pairs single vision $249

TREND

Dusty Pinks and Purples

The popularity of reds and pinks broadens to take in new tones.

Tones such as dusted mauve bridge the gap between pink and purple, which signals a move away from bold pinks.

C ZAMPATTI
SUN RX 11

30746671
2 pairs single vision $199

Download
COLLETTE DINNIGAN
C DINNIGAN 54

30746404
2 pairs single vision $199

Download
RED OR DEAD 123

30727960
2 pairs single vision $249

Download

TREND

Shades of Gold

A youthful palette, but more grown-up than past seasons, feeding into a sense of self expression.

Think shades and tones that are vibrant and clashing, but also nuanced. Frames in this range can work as a dramatic highlight to an outfit.

KENZO
KZ4506S

30769939
2 pairs single vision $349

Download
COUNTRY ROAD
CR 56

30735521
2 pairs single vision $249

Download
OSIRIS FLAWLESS

30744295
2 pairs single vision $249

TREND

Shades of Gold

A youthful palette, but more grown-up than past seasons, feeding into a sense of self expression.

Think shades and tones that are vibrant and clashing, but also nuanced. Frames in this range can work as a dramatic highlight to an outfit.

KENZO KZ4506S

30769939
2 pairs single vision $349

Download
COUNTRY ROAD CR 56

30735521
2 pairs single vision $249

Download
OSIRIS FLAWLESS

30744295
2 pairs single vision $249

Download
MEDIA CONTACTS

Amelia Vincent
amelia.vincent@hausmann.com.au
02 8353 5792

Sophie Taylor
sophie.taylor@hausmann.com.au
02 8353 5787

Anri McHugh
anri.mchugh@specsavers.com
03 9091 8950

Georgina Dawson
georgina.dawson@specsavers.com
03 8532 8669

*Prices correct at the time of distribution. Frames available while stocks last
*All glasses are priced complete with single vision lenses