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She’s the queen of modern punk and still rocking at 81.
Now Dame Vivienne Westwood has unveiled a new eyewear collection of glasses and sunglasses that will inspire you to have a little fun with your frames.
The Vivienne Westwood Eyewear collection, which has been exclusively designed for Specsavers, takes inspiration from Westwood’s bold use of tartan, hand-painted graphics, and elegant Rococo-inspired details.
Each frame, partially made from Eastman Acetate Renew, which is a combination of recycled single-use plastic and bio-based materials that come from sustainably sourced wood pulp, features a signature Vivienne Westwood design; from monochrome DIY style graffiti to V-cut temples.
For every one million frames made with Acetate Renew, Eastman uses 50 tons of water plastic as a raw material. This is plastic that is not currently recycled which means it is being diverted from landfill and the ocean to be crafted into beautiful eyewear.
Right now you can get two pairs of glasses for the price of one from €199.
Here are five pairs to try on first at Specsavers on Opera Lane:
1. Let’s go round again
If you’re looking for an instant update, you can’t go wrong with these Vivienne Westwood rounded glasses in a rich, dark crystal acetate. The iconic Vivienne Westwood orb on the front of the frame adds delicate detail that contrasts against the Vivienne Westwood design on the oversized temples.
2. Be bold in blue tortoiseshell
The contoured metal temple on this stylish pair takes your eye seamlessly to the deep-blue crystal acetate temple tips. The laser-engraved Vivienne Westwood emblem on the sides adds a touch of luxe to this frame too, which is partially made of Eastman Acetate Renew.
3. Opt for V-cut temples
These rose-gold metal statement glasses by Vivienne Westwood feature a deep, square semi-rimless front and double bridge. It is the hinge that features the cut-out signature ‘V’.
4. Statement tartan sunnies for summer
These oversized, iconic tartan-patterned sunglasses by Vivienne Westwood are emblematic of the brand. The chunky temples create maximum impact and are finished with the futuristic royal orb in striking silver.
5. Add some pop to your peepers
These statement cat-eye glasses by Vivienne Westwood in striking red tortoiseshell acetate will elevate your look like nobody’s business. The amber-coloured acetate temple tips ensure a comfortable fit day in, day out.