Like much of fashion at the moment, the latest collection of eyewear from Tom Ford is retro infused, yet distinctly modern. Spring 2011 is a sweeping spectrum from vintage cat eye through to Ford’s luxury take on the classic aviator, and as usual there’s no real middle ground between the ultra-feminine styles and the ultra-masculine ones. That’s not to say they can’t cross genders – but that a Tom Ford frame is, even if a classic one, a strong one.
And some good news for the myopics and hyperopics (or indeed for those who wear optical frames purely as a fashion statement) – Ford has also released two new styles of ’60s-inspired spectacle based on the ones Colin Firth wore in A Single Man. Now all you need is the wardrobe and bachelor pad to go with them.