Monday, March 10, 2008

Henry Holland’s Shaded View of Fashion

Celebrities use them to hide behind but we mortals want our sunglasses to attract envious glances, come-ons and turn many a heads in the street. And if they happen to protect us from dangerous UV light, then that’s just great. Luckily for us, gorgeous sunglasses come by the dozen this summer.

Optical experts Linda Farrow have launched a record-breaking number of designer collaborations and the result is blinding. The lucky ones include Raf Simons, Dries van Noten and Bernhard Willhelm. But Farrow has also taken London’s very own Henry Holland and Agyness Deyn along for the ride.

House of Holland, which is normally not scared of colours, has opted for a black and white frame with deep blue lenses to accessorize the loudly printed summer collection. But it is not only Holland that the sun is shining on. His long-standing muse Agyness Deyn is both modelling the shades and honours them with her first name. Her hair colour might change every week these days but you can always rely on Agy for tasteful specs.

Like many other current catwalk sunglasses, Holland offers a more rounded shape for the summer season and it looks like the antidote to the Ray Ban Wayfarer, the much worn sunglasses darling of last year, have finally been found. That they look bit like pilot goggles kind of makes sense – both Holland and Deyn will be flying high this summer.

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