I’ve never been a huge fan of rimless
eyewear as it plays out on my face
and with my own eyewear habits.
Firstly, my face is a rather sizable
statement and I’ve always felt that
my eyewear needs to be up to task
on tackling said expanse. No quiet statements for this
flesh pie. I want drama, color, excitement, substance,
identity… and, oh yeah, something that will be up to the
challenge as my late-in-life-presbyopic tendencies force
me to constantly put my glasses down on any sandpapersurface
Secondly, I work for this magazine that prides itself
on dramatic photos, color-enriched eyewear stories and
in-your-face-on-a-face trend forecasting that lends itself
to eyewear that has drama, color, excitement, substance
And finally, rimless eyewear, at its best extreme, is nearly
invisible, nearly weightless, close to colorless and certainly
pure bliss for anyone looking to wear glasses that barely
make them look like… they are wearing glasses.
Well, this issue is about some of those ingenious rimless
styles that certainly make the minimal statement of MORE
being LESS but the main topic this time out is actually
semi-rimless, that category of eyewear playing powerfully
artistic and dramatic statements with an enormous (and
increasing!) variety of solutions based on covering PART
of the lens rim.
Eyewear designers have truly pushed the opti-envelop
these days in devising new approaches to supporting and
highlighting that perfect frame dance partner… the optical
lens. Simple three-piece drilling has given way to a range
of mounting systems, material variations and lens-to-templeto-
face relationships. The varieties are seemingly (seamlessly!?)
endless. And that’s a factored forte in eyewear—
its ability to constantly reinvent itself as both a modern
medical device and a quite astonishing style statement.
Now, more than ever, the possibilities with rimless
Take advantage of that optical option.