Stella McCartney’s accessories business continues to grow with optical eyewear frames as the newest category on her roster. Launching in February, the range is done through a license with Luxottica, which has handled McCartney’s sunglasses collection since 2009.
The five styles in the optical collection were designed with McCartney’s signature masculine-feminine dichotomy in mind, as well as her eco-friendly philosophy: the frames, which retail from $230 to $245 and are available in burgundy, taupe, black, teal and tortoise, are made from 54 percent natural materials, including cellulose and natural plasticizers. “Optical is more and more part of fashion,” said McCartney. “If you actually take a moment to look around, you are surrounded by optical both as a necessity and a statement. It is exciting because it says something new, all ages express themselves through optical.”
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A Stella McCartney sketch of a custom dress made from protein-based silk in partnership with biotech lab Bolt Threads. The dress will be displayed at The Museum of Modern Art's upcoming design exhibition, "Items: Is Fashion Modern?"