Avrone: Eyes on the prize
Here in the northern hemisphere, you would think we're not exactly blessed with opportunities to whip out a swish pair of sunglasses in the winter months, but you'd be wrong. With the sun so low in the sky (grey blanket clouds not withstanding), sunglasses become a necessary accessory. Enter Avrone: a proudly Italian label that specialises in creating small batches of limited edition hand-crafted sunglasses that exude timeless, low-key glamour. Founded in 2013, the label has flown under the radar for some time now, favoured by an exclusive coterie of Hollywood A-listers and European jet-setters in-the-know. Avrone sunglasses are fast becoming known for their easy-to-wear and ultra-versatile styles. The differentiation between offerings comes via a range of colour combinations: the choice is yours to keep it classic - tortoiseshell frames and gold lenses - or experiment with something more brazen - clear frames and purple lenses perhaps?
The magic of Avrone frames is in the manufacturing: each piece is crafted with the utmost care, using only the finest materials. The frames are made with sheets of cellulose acetate, their arms with metal cores fused inside in order to ensure perfect comfort and support. There’s a distinct attention to detail, extending all the way to the hinge pins, which are handmade and finely decorated. Inside the arms, gunmetal coloured lasered brand embossing acts as a stylish yet subtle reminder of the exclusive and hand-made nature of the product, while the lenses feature total UVA and UVB protection, certified by the EC in full compliance with European standards. Whether your preference is for mirrored lenses (great if your friends are narcissists) and for bold camo-print frames, Avrone's sunglasses complement any smart-casual winter outfit. Use the coloured lenses to add a pop o colour to autumnal hues or pattern clasg the bolder frames with checks or stripes.