Vivienne Westwood launches 2023 sunglasses collection

Vivienne Westwood launches 2023 sunglasses collection

STEP into the glamorous world of the 1950s and 60s with the Vivienne Westwood 2023 Sun Collection, and embrace the vintage glamour of bygone eras while making a sustainable fashion statement.

This stunning collection draws inspiration from the timeless style of Hollywood icons and the larger-than-life personas of European film and circus royalty, such as Moira Orfei, Gina Lollobrigida, and Sophia Loren. 

Offering you the chance to explore the time when 1960s masculine icons like Adriano Celentano, Michael Caine, Johnny Hallyday, and Marcello Mastroianni defined the vintage character of the silhouettes, these sunglasses are perfect for dancing and embodying the ‘La Dolce Vita’ lifestyle.

The rich colour palette of the collection is based on the work of Dutch artists, while the futuristic “heart” shaped visors serve as a signature design element. Tortoise shells in rich tones bring life to statement frames, with colour gradients ranging from dark rust to soft pink and cobalt blue to forest green. The iconic Vivienne Westwood orb is subtly integrated into the design, encapsulated within an oval frame or branded as button finishings.

Meticulous attention to detail sets the collection apart, as classic metal silhouettes are reimagined with rimless frames and innovative nose bridge constructions, resulting in an architectural suspension. 

Sustainability takes centre stage as hand-made acetate frames and temple tips are crafted from Eastman’s ‘Acetate Renew’, composed of 60% bio-based content and 40% certified recycled content. The packaging is produced with 100% green energy, echoing this eco-consciousness with a recycled by-product leather case, organic cotton bag, recycled polyester cloth, and a recycled FSC certified paper box.

by Zlata Kryudor 

Prepare to be enchanted by the Vivienne Westwood 2023 Sun Collection, available soon at Vivienne Westwood boutiques in London, Paris, Milan, New York, Los Angeles, Japan, China, and online at viviennewestwood.com.

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