Tom Ford Launches 11-Piece Eyewear Collection

By Paul Joseph

World renowned American fashion designer Tom Ford has released a special collection of sunglasses and optical frames.

The collection comprises 11 pieces – five sunglasses and six frames – to mark the fact that it is 11 years since Tom Ford entered into the eyewear industry.

The eyewear features a variety of exotic materials including real buffalo horn, high-grade Japanese titanium and photochromic lenses that darken and lighten automatically, depending on the light conditions.

Among the most eye-catching of the sunglasses are TOM N.2, featuring a timeless style made of shiny black or shiny striped green horn as well as the signature metal “T” at the temples, while TOM N.8 and TOM N.10 both feature an aviator-styled design.

The six optical frames, meanwhile, offer a retro twist, with the minimalist TOM N.11 a horn version of the geometric frame seen in the previous TOM FORD Autumn/Winter 2015 Eyewear campaign. The TOM N.9, in contrast, is a subtle and ultra-wearable glass made of striped dark brown horn with light green lenses.

Born in 1961, Tom Ford gained international fame for his turnaround of the Gucci fashion house and the creation of the Tom Ford label before directing the Oscar-nominated film A Single Man.

By Paul Joseph