The iconic round is one of the most original eyewear shapes made popular in the 1920s and 1930s when worn by designers and fashion forward thinkers such as Le Corbusier and Edith Head. Style icons John Lennon and Yoko Ono favoured this vintage design maintaining popularity for this classic shape and today stars such as Samuel L Jackson, Kristen Stewart and Robert Downey Jr keep the look fresh.
In recent years the eyewear fashion industry has seen a big shift in trends, with personal style and independent design at the forefront. Round eyewear is becoming an increasingly popular choice for the style conscious individual looking to create their own identity.
Ermenegildo Zegna 5051
Zegna's model 5051 combines Japanese titanium with hypoallergenic acetate to produce a light weight design with stunning features. Each side is crafted from a single piece of titanium allowing for a seamless fit. £259-
Hero features contemporary design alongside classic models and frame 4247 is beautiful example of how the two can come together. Olive grey acetate gives for a softer look and the sleek metal sides keep all the attention on the wearer. £79-
Salt Optics Brower
Well thought out and perfectly executed, SALT. have transformed this vintage shape into a distinctly modern piece of eyewear. Featuring hand crafted Japanese titanium, tortoise enamel detailing and laser etching. £259-
Ermenegildo Zegna 5061
A stunning mix of Italian design and vintage style, ever popular throughout the decades. Retro features can be seen throughout the frame with a classic key hole bridge at the centre and temple detailing on the front, Zegna's bold frame would suit anyone looking for a statement piece of eyewear. £159-
Cocoa Mint 9029
The latest piece from double award winning Cocoa Mint. This stylish retro model is enhanced by striking temple design features and the exclusive tortoise teal acetate creates a soft warmth and superior quality feel. £79-
Traditional in design, the original memory metal collection is driven by technology to offer amazing comfort and this ultra light weight model is testament to that. You'll either love it or hate it, but there is always a place in practice for a true classic. £159-
Salt Optics Brody
Returning to Salt Optics with a frame from their premium basics collection, designed and meticulously crafted to ensure a timeless aesthetic and an effortless fit - just like a perfectly worn pair of denim or your favourite shirt. Brody is a new acetate featuring genuine temple pin detailing, a P3 shape with keyhole bridge and is handcrafted in Japan by third generation artisans. The perfect frame for those who love the simple things made well. £199-