Specsavers Spring/Summer ‘19
Sunglasses Collection Unveiled

Featuring the largest sunglasses range launch in Australia, Specsavers has unveiled the key sunglasses looks for Spring/Summer ‘19.

The Spring/Summer ‘19 collection was unveiled by Stig Engelbreth Hansen, the Global Head of Product Design for Specsavers who explained “Over the past few years, we’ve seen sunglasses get a complete makeover and this season they’re going from a supporting to a starring role. We are seeing customers moving away from more functional styles to more statement-making pieces that express individualism.”

With over 100 sunglasses launching throughout the season, key trends include XL oversized square frames, cat-eye sunglasses with sharp angles and acetate colours in shades of pink and rich and earthy browns.

“Vintage inspired, the return of oversized square frames is both glamourous and statement-making. Practical and trendy, these frames are ideal for the summer months, offering protection from the sun’s rays. The classic cat-eye is also getting a funkier look this season. A fashionable favourite for decades they aren’t going out of style any time soon. A cat-eye pair of sunglasses will always have you looking stylish by the pool or on the beach,” commented Stig.

The Spring/Summer ‘19 sunglasses collection is filled with designer collaborations and Specsavers’ own ranges. Highlights include a feminine take on the XL oversized square trend from Australian designer Carla Zampatti. Sunglasses ranges from Australian designers Kym Ellery, Alex Perry and Collette Dinnigan showcase the best of the summer trends. While pop princess and Specsavers designer, Kylie Minogue, will also be launching a new range which features a pair of retro cat-eye shaped sunglasses in black with glitter cut-out detail.

Joining the Specsavers designer portfolio are Dutch duo Viktor&Rolf who will launch three sunglasses styles as part of their new exclusive collection, coming soon to Specsavers. Expect a collection that is a manifestation of Viktor&Rolf’s design aesthetics and brand values; unexpected elegance, conceptual glamour and provocative couture.

“When it comes to choosing sunglasses, my tip is to find the right ones for you and your wardrobe and then make them work with your individual style. Sunglasses might be a small accessory, but they can have a large impact on your look.

While fashionable they are also practical and offer great UV protection. Lastly go for polarised lenses, it’s an option you’ll want: Polarising cuts the glare and is a must for the Australian summer,” said Stig.

Priced from $199 for two styles, ranges will launch throughout the Spring/Summer ‘19 season and will be available online and across Specsavers stores nationwide.

Inspired by the key trends of Spring/Summer ‘19 season – ‘XL oversized square frames’, ‘Sharp Angles’, ‘Brown as the need-to-know neutral’ and ‘Shades of Pink’ – we bring you a curated selection of the key sunglasses styles for the season.

Specsavers Spring/Summer ‘19 Sunglasses Collection Unveiled

Featuring the largest sunglasses range launch in Australia, Specsavers has unveiled the key sunglasses looks for Spring/Summer ‘19.

The Spring/Summer ‘19 collection was unveiled by Stig Engelbreth Hansen, the Global Head of Product Design for Specsavers who explained “Over the past few years, we’ve seen sunglasses get a complete makeover. This season sunglasses are going from a supporting to a starring role. We are seeing customers moving away from more functional styles to more statement-making pieces that express individualism.”

With over 100 sunglasses launching throughout the season, key trends include XL oversized square frames, cat-eye sunglasses with sharp angles and acetate colours in shades of pink and rich and earthy browns.

“Vintage inspired, the return of oversized square frames is both glamourous and statement-making. Practical and trendy, these frames are ideal for the summer months, offering protection from the sun’s rays. The classic cat-eye is also getting a funkier look this season. A fashionable favourite for decades they aren’t going out of style any time soon. A cat-eye pair of sunglasses will always have you looking stylish by the pool or on the beach,” commented Stig.

The Spring/Summer ‘19 sunglasses collection is filled with designer collaborations and Specsavers’ own ranges. Highlights include a feminine take on the XL oversized square trend from Australian designer Carla Zampatti. Sunglasses ranges from Australian designers Kym Ellery, Alex Perry and Collette Dinnigan showcase the best of the summer trends. While pop princess and Specsavers designer, Kylie Minogue, will also be launching a new range which features a pair of retro cat-eye shaped sunglasses in black with glitter cut-out detail.

Joining the Specsavers designer portfolio are Dutch duo Viktor&Rolf who will launch three sunglasses styles as part of their new exclusive collection, coming soon to Specsavers. Expect a collection that is a manifestation of Viktor&Rolf’s design aesthetics and brand values; unexpected elegance, conceptual glamour and provocative couture.

“When it comes to choosing sunglasses, my tips are find the right ones for you and your wardrobe and make them work with your individual style. Sunglasses might be a small accessory, but they can have a large impact on your look.

While fashionable they are also practical and offer great UV protection. Lastly go for polarised lenses, it’s an option you’ll want: Polarising cuts the glare and are a must for the Australian summer,” said Stig.

Priced from $199 for two styles, ranges will launch throughout the Spring/Summer ‘19 season and will be available online and across Specsavers stores nationwide.

Inspired by the key trends of Spring/Sumer ‘19 season –  ‘XL oversized square frames’, ‘Sharp Angles’, ‘Brown as the need-to-know neutral’, ‘Shades of Pink’  and ‘90s Revival’ – we bring you a curated selection of the key sunglasses styles for the season. 

MEDIA RELEASE

TREND

XL Oversized Square Frames

Vintage inspired the return of oversized square frames are both glamourous and statement-making.

Sunglasses have been given a modern update with matte and tortoiseshell acetates and fresh colour palettes.

CARLA ZAMPATTI
C ZAMPATTI SUN RX 18

30800434
2 pairs single vision $199

Download
ORLA KEILY
ORLA KIELY SUN RX 03

30771413
2 pairs single vision $249

Download
VIKTOR&ROLF
VR 02 SUN RX

30790148
2 pairs single vision $299

Download
ROXY
ROXY SUN RX 22

30802933
2 pairs single vision $199

Download

KEY TREND

XL Oversized Square Frames

Vintage inspired the return of oversized square frames are both glamourous and statement-making.

Sunglasses have been given a modern update with matte and tortoiseshell acetates and fresh colour palettes.

CARLA ZAMPATTI
C ZAMPATTI SUN RX 18

30800434
2 pairs single vision $199

Download
VIKTOR&ROLF
VR 02 SUN RX

30790148
2 pairs single vision $299

Download
ORLA KEILY
ORLA KIELY SUN RX 03

30771413
2 pairs single vision $249

Download
ROXY
ROXY SUN RX 22

30802933
2 pairs single vision $199

Download

TREND

Cat Power

Sharp Angles

The classic cat-eye is getting a funkier look this summer. Take flight in exaggerated wing-shaped frames, with cut-out detailing in black and tortoise.  Super-cute retro cat-eye shaped sunglasses from Australian pop-princess Kylie Minogue are bang on trend.

KYLIE MINOGUE
YOUR DISCO NEEDS YOU SUN RX

30770478
2 pairs single vision $199

Download
COLLETTE DINNIGAN
C DINNIGAN
SUN RX 28

30803381
2 pairs single vision $249

Download
ALEX PERRY
AP SUN RX 51

30800540
2 pairs single vision $249

SPECSAVERS
ANKSHI SUN RX

30767607
2 pairs single vision $199

Download
SPECSAVERS
COLDWATER SUN RX

30801219
2 pairs single vision $199

Download

TREND

Cat Power - Sharp Angles

The classic cat-eye is getting a funkier look this summer.

Take flight in exaggerated wing-shaped frames, with cut-out detailing in black and tortoise.  Super-cute retro cat-eye shaped sunglasses from Australian pop-princess Kylie Minogue are bang on trend.

KYLIE MINOGUE
YOUR DISCO NEEDS YOU SUN RX

30770478
2 pairs single vision $199

Download
CARLA ZAMPATTI
C ZAMPATTI SUN RX 17

30800410
2 pairs single vision $249

Download
SPECSAVERS
ANKSHI SUN RX

30767607
2 pairs single vision $199

Download
SPECSAVERS
COLDWATER SUN RX

30801219
2 pairs single vision $199

Download
ALEX PERRY
AP SUN RX 51

30800540
2 pairs single vision $249

Download

TREND

Brown Uptrends

The need-to-know neutral

The trend for fashion neutrals evolves, shifting from pale sand and putty to a palette of rich and earthy browns. Sunglasses in brown tones suit almost everyone with their ability to soften any look.

ROXY
ROXY SUN RX 21

30802926
2 pairs single vision $249

Download
KAREN MILLEN
KAREN MILLEN SUN RX 10

30707566
2 pairs single vision $249

Download
SPECSAVERS
CUTTLEFISH SUN RX

30800878
2 pairs single vision $249

Download
ELLERY
ELLERY SUN RX 14

30790858
2 pairs single vision $199

Download

TREND

Brown uptrends as the need-to-know neutral

The trend for fashion neutrals evolves, shifting from pale sand and putty to a palette of rich and earthy browns.

Sunglasses in brown tones suit almost everyone with their ability to soften any look.

ROXY
ROXY SUN RX 21

30802926
2 pairs single vision $249

Download
KAREN MILLEN
KAREN MILLEN SUN RX 10

30707566
2 pairs single vision $249

Download
SPECSAVERS
CUTTLEFISH SUN RX

30800878
2 pairs single vision $249

Download
CARLA ZAMPATTI
C ZAMPATTI SUN RX 16

30800397
2 pairs single vision $249

Download

TREND

Shades of Pink

The trendy hue is here to stay and it’s not as tricky to nail as it might seem.

Add a pop of colour and a little fun to your wardrobe and complete your summer look with a sunglass in a pink hue acetate or see the world through rose coloured specs and add a pink fashion-tint lens to any optical or sunglass style.

KYLIE MINOGUE
LIVE A LITTLE SUN RX

30770492
2 pairs single vision $199

Download
ALEX PERRY
AP SUN RX 46

30746459
2 pairs single vision $199

Download
SPECSAVERS
COLEY SUN RX

30800847
2 pairs single vision $249

Download
KYLIE MINOGUE
CONFIDE IN ME SUN RX

30770539
2 pairs single vision $249

Download

TREND

Shades of Pink

The trendy hue is here to stay and it’s not as tricky to nail as it might seem.

Add a pop of colour and a little fun to your wardrobe and complete your summer look with a sunglass in a pink hue acetate or see the world through rose coloured specs and add a pink fashion-tint lens to any optical or sunglass style.

KYLIE MINOGUE
LIVE A LITTLE SUN RX

30770492
2 pairs single vision $199

Download
ALEX PERRY
AP SUN RX 46

30746459
2 pairs single vision $199

Download
SPECSAVERS
COLEY SUN RX

30800847
2 pairs single vision $249

Download
KYLIE MINOGUE
CONFIDE IN ME SUN RX

30770539
2 pairs single vision $249

Download
MEDIA CONTACTS

Hannah Keating
hannahk@ampr.com.au
03 9428 2299

Shannon Amato
shannon@ampr.com.au
03 9248 2299

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

 

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