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Şener Besim Shares The Inspirations Behind His S/S '17 Luxury Eyewear Collection

Şener Besim Şener Besim Spring/Summer '17 CampaignŞener Besim, simply put, is the luxury eyewear label to know. Founder Besim, born in Australia to Albanian and Turkish parents, has created an eyewear collection that embodies the merging of cultures where "youth, freedom and design meet tradition, form and technical excellence."For his Spring/Summer '17 line the Ottoman Empire has proven to be an inspiration, here he has channeled the complex geometries and intricate mosaics in his design...

Poms is Going Out on Its Own with a New Sunglasses Collection

When the designer of Melbourne-based jewellery brand Poms, Adriana Giuffrida, approached Sydney eyewear label Pared hoping to collaborate in 2013, it was a whole year before their shades had their day in the sun. “It was funny initially because it was a slow start. And then we sold through [the collection],” says Giuffrida. “After a year it was really catching on and people were interested, so we decided to do it again and again.” The Italian-inspired cat-eye silhouette, Gatto, has had three...

Altuzarra’s Seductive New Eyewear Collection Is a Welcome Antidote to Summer’s Kitschy Cat-Eyes

AdvertisementStill working on your fall shopping list? You might want to set aside some funds for Joseph Altuzarra’s first-ever eyewear collection. Today, the designer’s debut frames are available exclusively at Barneys New York, and in rich, moody shades like burgundy, onyx, and gold, they’re the polar opposite of this summer’s kitschy pastel sunnies and cat-eyes. Crisp temperatures always welcome a darker, sultrier vibe, and Altuzarra’s got that in spades—in fact, he tells Vogue he watched...