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Giorgio Armani has just launched its newest eyewear collection—a special project called "Frames of Life." Inspired by Armani's own eyewear collections in the 1980s—not just in the superficial, but also in the artisanal, traditional way the pieces are made—the men's and women's styles are reminiscent of the 1940s and 1920s, respectively.
For anyone who's ever shopped for understated, minimalist, well-constructed, luxury eyewear, this new collection is a hands-down winner.
TMI: We don't see that well and need glasses. In fact, we were examined and fitted for glasses a couple of years back and ended up selecting a pair of Chanel frames—sleek little silver things that were the simplest we could find.
One of our main concerns about buying glasses is finding a pair we could imagine ourselves wearing smack dab in the middle of our faces every single day. It's hard to find that perfect spectacle-extension of your eye-nose region—not too obtrusive, but with personality. These days, we don't even know where our glasses have gone to. We just sit around squinting at our screens all day long.
So we're really, personally, excited about these Armani frames. So excited we're going to make an appointment with an eye doctor and then try them on. See? Fashion is good for your eyesight, therefore good for your health.
· Giorgio Armani [Official Site]