Hey four-eyes, go ahead and put those contact lenses away, because after you take a look at the stunning collection of new frames from Warby Parker, we’re going to guess that you’ll want them on your face, like, every day.
We’ve been seeing two-toned frames for awhile now, but Warby Parker’s recently released, Basso Collection takes the style to another level. The frames don’t simply split half-way, but rather break off into different colors at ultra-face flattering angles. Available for both men and women, the collection includes a classic, vintage looking color combo of tortoiseshell and sea glass, but also offers up a more modern spin on the trend with a dark tortoise paired with a cool duck egg blue.
The collection was inspired by low-relief sculptures (or basso-relievo if you speak Italiano). Warby Parker gave three of their favorite frames (the Percey, Duckworth and Winston) an update by incorporating a “step design,” which is an overlaid look created by laminating two layers of acetate together and then stripping away to the top layer to reveal a gorgeous contrast underneath.
Coming in at $145 a pair (prescription included), these specs are slightly more expensive than the average WP frames, but considering the unique process required to make them, that’s not super surprising. One major downside? None of these are available for the brand’s famous “at-home try on” – at least not yet. You can still test them out virtually or pop into a WP store if there’s one near you.
Which pair of glasses from the collection is your favorite? Tell us what you think in the comments below.