After announcing their global partnership in July, Kering Eyewear and dunhill unveiled the new dunhill Spring/Summer 2021 eyewear collection, featuring an inclusive selection of men’s styles that balance House heritage and contemporary elegance.
The new range reflects the vision of Creative Director Mark Weston, celebrating the codes of dunhill, whilst referencing the core aesthetic of the House: innovation and craftsmanship combined with the exploration of British style and culture.
Evoking the spirit of legendary British artists of the 70’s and 80’s, the collection references pop culture icons famous for their individuality, freedom and creativity in a bold, new way. Notions of classicism are reimagined through contemporary design and precision engineering.
Vintage eyewear shapes are embraced but reinterpreted using sophisticated colour, detail and proportions. Lightweight titanium frames sit alongside Japanese acetate styles, whilst faceted contours and distinctive marble finishes add House character and a sense of technical specificity. Other dunhill signifiers, such as Engine Turn engraving found on Rollagas lighters and metal closures found in the Lock and Duke leather collections, are presented throughout as understated embellishments.
The seasonal palette offers subtle monochromes with elaborate finishes, further attesting to dunhill’s disruptive approach, building a continuous exchange between classic formality and casual nonchalance.