Bringing the sleekness and geometric fashion from his earlier career in car design, Dzmitry Samal has developed a new line of eyewear inspired by the “digital roots of technology” and his view of futuristic designs.
Not a fan of coloured frames, I find once you add color to the frame, it makes the overall look appear juvenile and I can’t help but imagine adorable kids sporting this fashion happily. A big fan of the 06 model, The dark and subtle gradient of the lens’ hexagonal shape creates a super chic and unique look without the bam factor that would deter everyday use.
A favourite of mine from the collection is a variation of the 06 model – The Leonard which has the wow factor without going over the top. The entire frame is translucent, allowing for the face to shine through. The bold lines and an asymmetrical shape to give the wearer a “drawn on” artsy look. I’m definitely looking at pair in white for Christmas!
There are two expressive frames in the collection I am on the fence about. The double thick, straight edge frames and the blue tinted lens of 08 model evoke the feeling of apathy and cynicism. Wally of the Dilbert comics would be an excellent candidate to sport a pair of these sunglasses. Along similar emotive roots, the Intersection sunglasses give off a strong angry vibe. I’m in love with how the lens colour fades from the inner corners of the frames, but the top of the glasses is reminiscent of angry eyebrows.
The Structural model design is really a piece of art. It looks like the reflection of the Eiffel Tower on a very sleek pair of tinted blue frames. This pair mirrors Samal’s love for architectural design and fashion and his ability to meld the two together beautifully.