World of Versace
The world of Versace is sparkly, jeweled, and not of this earth, as the Medusa head can surely attest. The eyewear collection is unabashed in its display of Swarovski crystals, metal plate intaglios, bold logos, and elaborate surfaces. There are very few hints of classicism in the collection; instead Versace goes where few eyewear designers can go, and the breadth of creativity in the line is truly awesome.
Versace is not an old line Italian fashion house, and its designs thumb their nose at those centuries of history. Founded by Gianni Versace in 1978, the company is a babe in the woods compared to its Italian neighbors. Yet, it is difficult not to respect what Versace has achieved in a few short years, and is currently valued at well over $1 billion. It is a shame that Gianni Versace passed to his other world in 1997, leaving the company to his sister Donatella Versace. He designed costumes for an interesting list of celebrities, including Eric Clapton, Madonna, Elton John, Diana Prince of Wales, Cher, Sting, Naomi Campbell, and many more. He was strongly influenced by Greek history (as is readily evident by the company’s logo).
Versace sunglasses might be found sequestered in a neo-Grecian building tucked amid small palaces on Nevsky Boulevard in St. Petersburg, Russia, for example. And for good reason. Versace sunglasses are beautiful, made of quality materials and tomorrow’s style. Versace sunglasses have left the rest of the industry behind.
The Versace sunglasses collection creates frames targeted to the upscale, cosmopolitan, extroverted individual 25- to 35- years old. Included in the collection is a wide range of shapes that runs the gamut from a contemporary unisex wrap to a feminine oval/rectangular fusion with delicate crystals on the front. Versace sunglasses frames and the eyewear collection find inspiration in timeless, classic glasses design reinterpreted with a bold, modern slant. Original, ingenious and innovative, the new Versace glasses frame collections combine glamour, luxury and cutting-edge design. Follow this link to visit the official Versace website.
Versace eyeglasses use the same attention to style and detail as the eyewear and sunglasses collections. Some of the metal frames have elaborate metalwork, possibly with some plastic interspersed to show us that balance can be achieved through the presentation of a very diverse array of textures, colors, and materials. In all the models can be found the signature Versace logo, and in cases where the temple is too thin to display a large logo, the designers simply made the logo large than the temples – exceed all perceived boundaries is the message here. Almost all eyewear frames in the Versace collection can be made with prescription lenses.