Sass & Bide might have taken their sweet time branching out into eyewear, but the brand’s sophomore effort is further proof that good things are worth waiting for. Titled ‘Ladysaint’, the follow-up to last year’s collection is again dominated by the signature graphic prints, bright hues, and high-impact trimmings that exemplify much of their clothing.
The eighteen-piece range isn’t just variations on one style of frame, either. Ladysaint is a lesson in the best of eyewear geography, encompassing everything from vintage and oversized to sci-fi circles and basic aviators. Except that nothing is ever truly basic when it comes to Sass & Bide: their take on pilot’s glasses, for examples, features excellent metallic accents ranging from elegant to eccentric. Another collection highlight: a pair with a gold bridge and top bar, with a thick piece of tortoiseshell acetate.
Equally popular will be anything bearing that quintessential Sass & Bide tribal graphic, and the pairs with arms in contrasting shades of acetate are well worth a shoutout too. The scrapbook-style lookbook is a pretty cute way to style each pair in the absence of actual clothing.
With so many cult fashion brands now turning their hands to eyewear, Sass & Bide aren’t exactly the only players in the game. But then again, Australia is a very sunny place.
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