Brand: Matthew Williamson by Linda Farrow
When Linda Farrow launched her namesake eyewear collection in 1970, the number of designers who regarded sunglasses as anything more than a merely utilitarian accessory probably could have fit inside a Mayfair boutique. Attitudes have changed since then, but Farrow’s focus on creating ultra-fashionable sunglasses has not. Matthew Williamson by Linda Farrow pairs the innovative London-based label with fellow Brit Matthew Williamson — the award-winning fashion designer known for his effortless combinations of vibrant colors and prints. The collection reinterprets wayfarers, aviators, and other classic styles with bold, neo-retro frames made of colored acetate and metal; the glasses’ 100% UV-protective gradient lenses come in a rainbow of colors, from green to brown. With Farrow’s son, Simon Jablon, at the helm, Linda Farrow continues to produce top-quality sunglasses and optical frames that run the gamut from refined and traditional to austere and avant-garde. Through Matthew Williamson by Linda Farrow and its other, frequent collaborations with high-end designers and fashion houses (Alexander Wang, Oscar de la Renta, The Row), Linda Farrow remains at the forefront of eyewear design.