Laced Up

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WHO: Filigree—found in jewelry designs dating back to ancient Mesopotamia, popular in various parts of central Asia and Indian design as well as Medieval European designs. An ode to elegance and sophistication often drawing comparisons to lace.

WHAT: Filigree is a delicate metalwork that often suggests lace. This metalwork which can be showcased in various ways and to varying degrees on a frame add an elegant touch and create dimension to each frame look. This lace-like look easily becomes the statement part of the frame.

WEAR: Si by Helium from Match Eyewear takes a more elegant approach to the lace look with style SI 1010 in gunmetal and black featuring a filigree pattern around the upper rim of the frame front with the design slightly spilling over onto the upper temple of the frame. The Volupte frame from Lafont takes the filigree look to an entirely other level utilizing the intricate design on both the frame front and all the way down to the temples. Featuring an acetate cut out on the front over the metal work and on the temple tips, this bright red coloring really makes this frame pop. Fysh UK style F-3576 from WestGroupe is a playful take on the lace design with its blue and turquoise color combination. The metal frame features a simple dark blue front, but injects some fun into the frame with the blue and turquoise design running through the temples—making it the focal point of the look. Bebe sun frame, Vixen, from Altair showcases an acetate/metal combination. This chic frame displays an acetate front and temple tip. The metal on the upper temples feature a slightly shimmery filigree design adding an elegant look to this sleek, feminine frame.

WHY: It’s elegant and delicate yet eye-catching. These intricate designs create versatility and dimension, often adding a fun pop to any frame look.