The shapes of glasses 

The shapes of glasses 

Over the years, various eyewear shapes have become popular, and still outline the references for the design of all models.

Aviator

Created in 1937 for the pilots of the American Air Force, the "teardrop" glasses were designed to perfectly outline the profile of the eyes. From aviation to cinema: the stars who worked under the powerful spotlights in film studios soon began to wear this type of sunglasses to protect their eyes when they were not filming. Even today they are synonymous with a timeless style and practicality.

 

Pantos

Pantos-shaped or round glasses were quite appreciated in the 1980s, thanks to celebrities like Johnny Depp and Woody Allen. The high bridge and thick acetate frame define an elegant and vintage-inspired style associated with the idea of an American gentleman.

 

Browline

Browline models reflect the way an eyebrow frames the face. This style of eyeglass frames, characterised by a frame of which the upper part is made in acetate and the lower part is in thin metal and very popular during the 1950s and early 1960s, is now a timeless and refined icon.


Shield

Inspired by army visors, this model frames the face. These shielding glasses became popular with the popstar Michael Jackson. Today, the pop queen Lady Gaga, the musician Kanye West and the rapper Pitbull have contributed to maintaining this strong and bold and extremely popular style.

Semi-Rimless

Semi-Rimless glasses are the favourite model of those looking for comfort and lightness and easily adapt to all face shapes for a sober and sophisticated look.

Rimless

The so-called “silhouette” glasses that have no profile around the lens are famous for their lightness and offer a broader visual field. This model is discreet and outlines the face delicately for a non-showy look.

Geek

Rounded glasses for an essential and elegant geek style. Revived thanks to NBA stars, like Lebron James, Kevan Durant and Dwyane Wade who wore these models during their interviews, they are now forcefully back in fashion and define an intellectual look.

Rectangular

Geometric frames that suit round faces. The large rectangular shape of these glasses helps to slim the facial features, so they seem longer, a choice of character with a strong style.

Squared

Squared shapes emphasize oval faces. The geometric shape helps to define the corners of the eyebrows and the chin profile, harmonising the features. For a contemporary and impacting look.

Cat-Eye

Cat frames were very popular in the mid-twentieth century when eyewear began to be considered as a fashion accessory as well as a just a sight corrective element. This shape expresses carefreeness and femininity and is ideal for square or diamond-shaped faces.

Butterfly

The popularity of butterfly-shaped glasses dates to the late 1950s, and have become a timeless classic since then. In addition to the mere aesthetic element, the butterfly shape has a strong symbolism that evokes lightness and sensuality.