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We’ve been watching the Spring couture collections like hawks around Urban Optiques and one thing is clear: Safari-inspired fashion and wild-at-heart eyewear to match is still hot, hot, hot.
We weren’t sure if the animal-kingdom inspired looks that we saw out of Donna Karan in this Fall would make it through into the Spring 2010 collections, but they did.
Everywhere we look, animal print and textures seem to be in.
And we’re none too glad for it, since we just received in a slew of new eyewear to complement the leopard prints, reptile textures and soft, muted browns, greens and khakis that appear to be winding their way into plenty of couture collections this Spring.
Which bring us to the Lafont Vanise, which is one of our favorite frames around Urban Optiques right now.
This isn’t one of Lafont’s latest releases, but it does signal their ability to spot trends long before they happen.
This frame is sophisticated and completely gorgeous, replicating an alligator-type texture on the temples with a wild but sophisticated acetate frame that is just screaming for someone to grab it and put it on their face.
The frame retails just north of $500 dollars, but we think it’s worth it.
Even better, the Lafont Venise comes in six different frame and temple colors, which got us thinking:
Could we match the Venise up with more than one look for Spring?
So we looked at four different Spring 2010 designer runway looks from Paris and New York (from Dior, Akris, Tory Burch and Chris Benz) and matched them to a coordinating Lafont Venise eyeglass frame.
We also picked some killer shoes to match the eyewear, grabbing selections from Manolo Blahnik, Sergio Rossi, Behnar Kanan and Tanja S. London.
Turns out that that the Venise worked with each one of them flawlessly — from retro-inspired fashions to “bad girl” couture.
It’s truly rare to find a piece of designer eyewear that meshes with so many different styles, but somehow the Venise from Lafont pulls it off.
Check out the looks we put together:
So tell us, how did we do?
The adaptability of this eyeglass frame design was astounding.
We love the Venise, because this is one of those frames that would look equally fabulous with an amazing designer suit or a cool pair of jeans or black leather pants or a leather biker jacket (as the looks above from Dior and Valentino demonstrates.)
If you ever get tired of it, tuck it away in a drawer, pick something else for a while, and return to it in a few years and you’ll still be getting compliments.
That’s the beauty of Lafont.
Stop in to Urban Optiques and try the Venise on.
In our opinion, this designer frame from Lafont is the single best case for why you need to consider eyewear to be as important of an accessory as designer handbags or shoes.