20 Italian Eyewear Brands You Should Know

The Italian Trade Agency (ITA) in Hong Kong is bringing 20 eyewear brands to the city in a showcase of the country’s expertise in design and craftsmanship.

Italy’s extraordinary legacy of history, culture and art spans millennia. The Mediterranean country is a treasure trove of treasures, from the artifacts of Etruscan civilization and ancient Rome scattered around the peninsula, to the Renaissance art and sculpture of Leonardo and Michelangelo, the sublime music of Vivaldi , Verdi and Puccini, and the ground-breaking work of the great filmmakers of the 20th century, such as Antonioni, Fellini, Pasolini and Visconti. Indeed, Italy is so saturated with culture that, according to Unesco, the country’s historical sites constitute around 60% of the world’s artistic heritage.

Inevitably, this endless accumulation of art and culture continued to exert a powerful influence. Recognized worldwide, the “Italian touch” that is so evident in craftsmanship and design – whether in fashion, furniture, cars or eyewear – is further proof of this exceptional heritage.

Take eyeglasses, for example. The Italians invented the lens in the 14th century and although the authorship of the original invention is unclear, Angelo Frescura is often credited as the first to industrialize eyeglass production. After starting to manufacture eyeglasses in Cadore in the 1870s, many cadorini followed suit and the northern Italian region quickly became a cradle of eyewear production. Almost a century and a half later, Italy is the undisputed leader in the eyewear market and sets global trends.

To celebrate this heritage and the long history of eyewear production, the Italian commercial agency (ITA) collaborates with 20 brands to promote Italian art and design and its influence on the modern luxury sector. Take a look at the lineup at the link below.

NIK03

The minimalist metal frames make NIK03 ideal for those who prefer their accessories to be simple and elegant. Shiny gold accents on the bridge and end caps create a look that’s both sleek and elegant.

AIRPORT

Add glamor to any outfit with glasses from Centro Style. A playful pink sheer frame and black corner finishes perfectly balance enchantment and elegance.

Crazy in Italy

The transfusion of colors in the frames of Mad in Italy reveals new shades every second. The golden temples add an exquisite finishing touch, which contrasts with the rest of the frame.

bird-light

Lightbird’s simple yet technical design features sharp frame angles and transparent inserts that pair perfectly with the monochromatic minimalism of the eyewear – perfect for the office as well as for lovers of sophisticated technology.

Ellegi

Art and eyewear meet in the contemporary designs of Ellegi eyewear. The thick rim balances futurism with the authentic artistry of Italian craftsmanship.

Fede Cheti Glasses

This Columbus frame with an artistic yellow pattern represents Fede Cheti’s extraordinary ability to interpret reality. Elegant glasses with a classic frame embody the uniqueness and long history of Milanese design.

Goods

Made from high quality organic and eco-friendly materials, GOOD eyewear epitomizes the beauty of sustainable Italian craftsmanship. The transparent red base of the frame contrasts beautifully with the blue front. Metallic details enhance the innovative design and underline the futuristic look.

Trevi 1971

Proof of Italian mastery, Trevi 1971 combines elegance and vibrant beauty. A playful floral pattern wrapping the frame blends perfectly with the refined minimalism of the silhouette.

Ultra limited

Representing unique Italian craftsmanship and quality, Rapallo’s colorful designs are suitable
those who love experimentation. The vibrant shapes and patterns of the frames blend together in bold harmony.

At Dandy’s

Dandy’s neon blue frame adds a modern twist to traditional Italian craftsmanship. The classic square shape with pointed wing-like accents is stylish and eye-catching, adding a stunning finishing touch to any outfit.

LGR

Fusing the adventure of Africa with the glamor of the Riviera, LGR eyewear evokes the romance of a bygone era. The lava-like pattern wrapping the black frame and dark green lenses create a nice contrast.

Spectacular

Spectaful’s Cloud model combines a classic silhouette with a minimalist design – perfect for those looking for versatile eyewear. Plastic and steel construction provides remarkable durability.

VANNI

The High Line by VANNI immediately amazes with its bold frame and fascinating design. Stunning bead pattern grabs everyone’s attention and makes your presence known.

Coppe-SID

Inspired by the cosmopolitan lifestyle, Coppe-SID features classic silhouettes with contemporary touches for those seeking stylish everyday eyewear. Exclusive VVI Santa Cruz color combinations create a more playful look for those who want to stand out.

To be determined Glasses

Honey Polarized Welt Glasses by TBD Eyewear
have an elegant shape with a vibrant frame that contrasts perfectly with the dark green lenses. They’re guaranteed to brighten up any turtleneck outfit this fall.

Romeo Gigli

Romeo Gigli from LogoProject Design presents unique shapes and color combinations in mesmerizing glasses that can easily be called works of art. A brown base perfectly complements the intricate pattern in an extraordinary look that is guaranteed to stun.

Quoise Glasses

Shades of pink complement each other beautifully in Quoise Eyewear’s sunglasses, with a wide yet thin brim that’s both lightweight and unique.

Prensil Glasses

For avid eyewear collectors, Prensil introduced the elegant Too eyewear, designed with bold curves and reduced thickness, and with an imperceptible weight of just 20 grams.

Song Coco

Fusing East and West, Area98’s Coco Song collection is for lovers of attention to detail and fine Italian craftsmanship. Timeless frames paired with unique color combinations and distinctive designs make Coco Song eyewear a must-have for an elegant and standout look.

ARU Goggles

In a timeless expression of Italian craftsmanship, Torma by ARU Eyewear merges color combinations and versatile shapes. The layering of colors on the frame creates a mesmerizing and eye-catching effect.