If you don’t have a pair of go-to shades, or maybe just want to broaden your style options, you should check out luxury sunglasses by Dita Eyewear. Based out of Los Angeles, the company was founded by two childhood friends back in 1996. The Fall 2012 collection presents a range of eyewear with vintage appeal for a unique look. Check out the Fall 2012 pieces below to see just how cool this designer duo is.
Jeff Solorio and John Juniper are the lifelong friends and cofounders behind Dita Eyewear. They created the company to make their vision of vintage-inspired accessories a reality. Today, the company features eyewear motivated by frames from the ‘50s through the ‘80s. To make sure the focus of the brand remains on the quality of the glasses and not its label, the company’s logo details are intentionally subtle. An alternative to designer label eyewear, Dita’s frames themselves define the look, not an oversized emblem.
With a distinctive fashion all their own, Dita has grown to international recognition and appreciation. Their loyal clientele includes celebrities like Brad Pitt, the Olsen twins, Penelope Cruz, Kate Hudson, Lenny Kravitz, and Jamie Fox, though you probably wouldn’t know it — the brand chooses to be exclusive by avoiding extensive advertising campaigns, superstar endorsement deals or sales to mass merchants. Clearly providing only the finest quality, the brand’s Fall 2012 collection has some interesting styles of its own.
The Bona Fida shades are one of our favorites because of their very original look. These $325 sunglasses feature an acetate frame, 5-barrel rivet hinge, and 100 percent UV protected lenses. We love the Tokyo Tortoise version, but they also come in Black & Black Feather, Eggplant & Purple Feather, and Chocolate & Brown Feather, all with gradient lenses.
The Titan glasses have a handcrafted acetate frame, a titanium front, acetate side shields with twin titanium temple plates, and hand laid enamel. Add UV protected lenses with an anti-reflective lens coating and you’ve got the $750 sunglasses that come in Smoke Grey Swirl, Matte Black, and Black Swirl with 18K Gold.
The Maximilians are $475 with a handcrafted acetate frame, UV protected lenses, and the same anti-reflective lens coating as the Titans. These sunglasses scream ‘80s inspiration, but could complement any modern outfit to give your look a unique edge. They come in Black, Tokyo Tortoise, Red Carbon, and Blue Carbon. –justluxe.com + photos