Stark Sophistication

More complex than what meets the eye, springtime’s utilitarian frames offer trans-seasonal appeal, delivering clean designs with industrial-inspired details for big impact. “Minimal” serves as the key word when it comes to color – or lack thereof – as ebonies, ivories, grays, nudes, clears and metallics are major players for all. Meanwhile, silhouettes are rooted in the basics – think rounds, squares and rectangles, with the occasional cat-eye or Clubmaster thrown in. But nobody should get too wrapped up in the tranquil palette and streamlined profiles; these styles give a whole new meaning to modernism. Masculine frames are accented with cool double bridges, sleek lens treatments, zero base (a.k.a. flat) lenses, and textured, matte, opaque and high-shine finishes. Women enjoy the same, but with zig-zagged temples, caged effects and delicate latticework intermixed.