Erdem for Cutler and Gross
Designer Erdem Moralioglu -- whose printed dresses have become the favorite of both fashion insiders and a certain First Lady -- has partnered with London-based Cutler and Gross to create dreamy, retro-inspired shades for spring.
The glasses, much like Erdem's dresses, are marked mostly by their prints -- from a watercolor-like rainbow to a pair with what looks to be black lace -- each a wonderful combination of whimsical and chic. The chunky, '60s-inspired round frames also make such a unique complement to the prints -- part nerdy, part downtown jet set.
Best of all, the prints on the line of glasses -- which, according to Vogue UK, will be issued in black, black lace, neutral, tortoise, and this colorful Kyoto print -- were apparently inspired by a single image the designer spotted of a Japanese fisherwoman wearing bright shorts coming out of the sea and onto a beach of black sand. Alas, that's the kind of high-brow design that also comes with a high price tag: W Magazine reports that the glasses will retail for $495 on Net-a-Porter.com.