Features: Focus


Aluminum Sightings

Fashion Editor Gloria Nicola
Photographed by
Nedjeljko Matura

From top: CYNTHIA ROWLEY 1085, plastic oval with aluminum temples, from B. Robinson Optical; STARCK EYES PO209.01, semi-rimless rectangle with aluminum brow bar and plastic temples, from Alain Mikli; KENNETH COLE Gilded Radner, plastic butterfly with aluminum temples, from ClearVision Optical; EXALTO Key Largo 2003, bowtie with stamped, milled aluminum front, from Vincent Dagron Eyewear; CULPTURE Elle, sculpted plastic oval with aluminum temples, from Kirk Originals

For a truly high-tech and ultra-light look, try aluminum siding… on your eyewear. Wide aluminum temples add a new dimension to sculpted plastic eye rims. Slim aluminum browbars or sleek milled frame fronts communicate modernity. It’s assertive style. It’s alluring. Welcome to Superbia.
It’s aluminum.
Facts on Aluminum
• Aluminum is a bluish, silver-white, malleable metallic element that’s the most abundant metal in the earth’s crust.
• Lighter than titanium, aluminum is low in density, hypo-allergenic and non-corrosive.