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Kick off the new year with a new state of mind.
Update your look – and your mindset – with new eyewear for the Year of the Rat.
Chinese New Year is the perfect opportunity for a fresh start, and there’s no better way to transform in a heartbeat than with new eyewear. One of the most influential accessories, eyewear can help you make a bold statement, channel your intellectual side, or boost your mood in an instant.
To inspire a new perspective in the Year of the Rat, we’ve shortlisted a few of the most experimental new specs at POINT DE VUE from the likes of GENTLE MONSTER, Gucci and EQUE.M:
Keep your head in the clouds
Trendsetting South Korean eyewear brand GENTLE MONSTER has become synonymous with avant-garde designs and bold reboots of the classics. If you’re looking for a refined pair of shades, try on the brand’s DREAMER 17 frames from the 2020 New Flatba Series. Packed with personality, these oversized square shades combine Zeiss lenses, a flattering curve and silver accents at the temples.
Find your best angle
Showcasing an arresting diamond shape and grey gradient lenses, EQUE.M’s California Silver frames will ensure you stand out when the sun’s out. Made in Japan, they embody the brand’s meticulous attention to detail and thoughtful design, evidenced by the unique shape and feather-light titanium frames.
Experiment with colour
To see the world in a new light, simply swap out your usual shades in favour of GENTLE MONSTER’s grey JACK BYE sunglasses. It’s impossible not to feel refreshed in these versatile lenses – they look grey or light blue, depending on the light. Better yet, the dark grey frames and oversized square shape are universally flattering.
New takes on the classics
If you’re looking for an updated riff on classic aviators, go for Gucci’s GG0440S sunglasses. These new unisex shades combine the timeless '70s aviator silhouette with a fresh mix of colours – green on top, red on bottom – plus green gradient lenses for extra personality. They also come in gunmetal or glamorous gold, should you be looking for a more subtle style.
Known for its craftsmanship and penchant for storytelling, Japanese brand EQUE.M recently launched new unisex Yatagarasu frames. The unique, angular frame takes inspiration from a mythical three-footed crow named “Yatagarasu,” who is said to lead people down the right path in life. In homage, the designers incorporated three strong bars – symbolising Yatagarasu’s three legs – across the temple to ensure you have the strength and guidance you need to tackle whatever comes next.
Find your favourite style at POINT DE VUE: Shop B4-5, LANDMARK MEN, B/F, LANDMARK ATRIUM, 2730-3300
Or check out our collection of new eyewear on Style Concierge for more inspiration: