Joe and Charlie Casely-Hayford serve up Spring/Summer 2016 with a side order of sunglasses courtesy of British brand Cubitts. Making its debut at LC:M, the eyewear collection is made up of six pieces spanning two unique styles. The young optical brand, covered here at Selectism numerous times, prides itself on its quality build: each pair goes through 50 stages over six weeks, with modern techniques meeting old-school processes such as custom pin-drilled rivets, mitred joins and hand polishing.
The “Nesta,” a showpiece with a unique half-lenses and a ’60s style oversized silhouette is joined by the more wearable “Stokely,” a standard rounded model in a more understated size. Both are available in black and a range of tortoiseshells with lenses tinted in pink, black or green. Working with Cubitts founder Tom Broughton, the Casely-Hayfords comment: “We could see that a synergy existed between the two brands through a mutual appreciation of craftsmanship, innovation and the discordant energy of London.” Look out for the collection toward the end of the year.