Monday, April 29, 2013

Specs appeal

Look: 1. RTE’s Louise Heraghty and Charlotte Doyle; 2. Irish Times fashion blogger Rosemary McCabe; 3. John Rocha with wife Odette Rocha. (Pix. KH)

Internationally-renowned fashion designer John Rocha has teamed up with Specsavers Ireland to launch a new eyewear collection. Available exclusively at all 44 Specsavers Ireland stores nationwide, the range features 13 contemporary designs to suit the modern woman. Inherently true to the John Rocha style, the timeless collection features beautiful colours, textures and wonderful temple embellishments.

John Rocha, who recently unveiled his autumn/winter 2013 collection at London Fashion Week, is known for his pared back styles and muted palette, and has made a departure this season using bright crimson, blush pink and indigo blue. This is reflected in his eyewear collection.

 “I’ve drawn on some of the recurring temple motifs, criss-cross and lace patterns and embellishments that you’ll find in my other collections, but have injected more colour. I usually tend to favour the more muted colours of black, ecru and charcoal but last year I spent some time working in the south of France and I suppose the light and colour there made me appreciate and consider colour more. I’ve used indigo and petrol blues, purple and berry red tones in a combination of metal and acetate to make the glasses a true fashion statement. Ultimately, if you love fashion or just feel good wearing them, then they are for you,” he says.