Recalling the smooth swagger of Marcello Mastroianni and everything “La Dolce Vita,” L.A. retailers TenOverSix recently joined forces with L.A. Eyeworks on a pair of shades that celebrate classic Italian design with modern flair. TenOverSix creative director Kristen Lee explained that she and TenOverSix art and design director Brady Cunningham became “obsessed with the shape” after using a pair of vintage Italian frames belonging to Cunningham’s father. (Originals pictured on model at right).
The duo took their template to L.A. Eyeworks, who masterfully reinterpreted the design with lenses dark enough to brave the glow of sunny California, juxtaposed with pastel pink and yellow frames perfect for welcoming the season’s warm weather.
Dubbed The Vic, the sunglasses also come in dark tortoise shell. You can pick up a pair online or at TenOverSix and L.A. Eyeworks for $230 beginning today, 18 April 2011.