It has been very difficult deciding on an edit from all the photographs I snapped at this spectacular spectacles showcase at The London College Of Fashion. Its an incredible exhibition of frames on a chronological time line (by Emily Alston) covering the specific accessory from its infancy in crossing over from medicinal cure to fashion item, with exquisite examples spanning the decades. My personal favourites are the oversize space-age styles from the sixties and seventies but equally the extensive accumulation of contemporary designer collaborations are so covetable its lucky they are locked behind glass! These include: Alexander McQueen, Jean Charles de Castelbajac, Chanel, Christian Dior, Pierre Cardin, Marc Philippe Coudeyre, André Courrèges, Emmanuelle Khanh, Erdem, Giles, Givenchy, Iris Apfel for Eyebobs, Katharine Hamnett, Lenny Leleu, Prada, Prabal Gurung, Pucci, Klaas Rommelaere, Satisfashion, Jeremy Scott, Six Lee, Tatty Devine, Thomas Tait, En-ya Vandenhende,Versace and Bernard Wilhem.......... see if you can spot which is which! The very top pair are Chloe McCormick and NODH’s Tapestry Spectacles produced by 3D printing techniques! WANT!
"Framed! Contemporary Eyewear in Fashion" 12.09.2012 – 03.11.2012
Fashion Space Gallery, London College of Fashion, 20 John Princes Street, London, W1G 0BJ