John Varvatos is turning his focus to eyewear.
The designer today will release a limited-edition capsule collection of rock ‘n’ roll-inspired sun and ophthalmic glasses called Artisan Eyewear. The design of the line was inspired by Varvatos’ personal collection of vintage guitars and uses exotic woods, laminate acetates and titanium accents.
“Developing this collection has been an incredible experience,” Varvatos said. “True to its name, ‘Artisan,’ it’s thoughtfully handcrafted from some of the most beautiful unique materials and details.”
The models were handcrafted in Japan and use guitar headstock hinges and guitar-pick temple endcaps. Only 300 pieces of each style are being produced and they are individually numbered in metal foil on the inside temple. They are packaged in a leather case with a leopard velvet lining. They retail for $780 and will be sold at select John Varvatos stores, online and in optical retailers.