Luxottica and the Council of Fashion Designers of America have commissioned Nanette Lepore as the latest designer for the 2012 Design Series for Vogue Eyewear. This is the CFDA’s third designer collaboration to date. Past CFDA collaborators include Rebecca Minkoff, Monica Botkier, Yeohlee Teng, Devi Kroell, Kara Ross and Matt Murphy. Lepore chose actress Emma Roberts as her muse when creating the cream-colored cat-eye sunglasses shown above. “I looked to glamorous actresses from the Twenties to the present while I was designing and fell in love with Emma,” said Lepore. “She’s chic, youthful and confident in her style. I really wanted to make every element of my sunglasses unique, from the metallic cyan packaging to the inlaid gold filigree on the frames.” Only 1,200 pairs of the limited-edition frames have been made and will be carried at select Sunglass Hut stores and sunglasshut.com for $129.95 in October.
– Selicia A. Walker
Source: Women’s Wear Daily