Monday 16 December 2019

Top Irish designer Orla Kiely launches new eyewear collection with Specsavers

Glasses are having a bit of a moment. In 2019, eyewear was a stable on the runways of New York, London and Paris. From Gucci to Versace, designer brands are making glasses unmistakably stylish and rightly so.

Gone are the days when spectacles were purely functional, clunky and a little bit uncool. Today, they are seen as a fashion statement and a way to portray your style to the world. And when you think about it, what could be more important than an item that you wear on your face every single day?

Thankfully, there are more options that ever with various different designers crafting stylish and quirky frames to suit every taste.

This month, Specsavers have unveiled a very exciting new eyewear collection designed by world-renowned Irish designer Orla Kiely.

This hotly anticipated collection is in stores now and comprises 16 frames, 13 optical and three sunglasses.

The collection, which showcases Kiely’s signature 21 century flare features a variety of different colours and frames that will appeal to every taste. Each design draws on everyday elements from plant life to animals, creating a collection that is sure to put a smile on anyone’s face.

Retailing at €129 these are designer frames without the hefty price tag. Here’s a look at our top three picks from the gorgeous collection.

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These striking glasses tick all the trend boxes with a popular round shape and stylish two-tone front in warm tortoiseshell and olive green. The sides also feature a black, brown and cream pattern with stand-out gold brand detailing at the hinges. What’s not to love?


For another bold look, the collection also includes stylish chunky tortoiseshell frames. This round shape has a hint of cat-eye which is very on style at the moment. We also love the little added colour which comes from the interior’s delicate orange floral pattern.


If you want to make a statement then these are the sunglasses for you. We absolutely love these unique square shape glasses with a strong brow and versatile tortoiseshell finish. The eye-catching glasses also feature gold brand detailing on the sides. Now we just need some winter sun!

The Orla Kiely collection combines style, warm earthy colours and wearable shapes that will undoubtedly be popular with Specsavers customers both in Ireland and the UK.

Chairperson of Specsavers Ireland, Kerril Hickey believes that the collection is the perfect anecdote to these dark winter days.

“We’re thrilled to debut another stylish brand to add to our ever-expanding designer collection,” she explains. “The Orla Kiely collection is so vibrant in design and couldn’t come at a better time to brighten up these wintery November days.”

“We can’t wait to see the reaction from our customers and hope the range will encourage them to try something new.”

For more information about Specsavers, its range of glasses and services visit their website.



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