The style worn by the creative intelligentia, made feminine and flattering.
In ancient Greece, a wreath of laurels were conferred as an accolade for achievements in the arts and sciences as well as in brawny athletic fetes . So we named our Laureates eyeglasses in honor of those who strive for the best they can be in their lofty endeavors. This style evolved from the rather sparse, all black style popular with the "Beat" Generation of the 1950's and early 60's. Out of vogue for 20 years, they re-appeared in the early 90's. When we took note of them, our designers lovingly developed them into the sleeker style that still captured their gravitas and roots.
Eye frames named for the laurels awarded to athletes, artists, scientist an others of great achievement.
Our version preserves the classic rectangular rims, but softens them with a subtle arc above and below your eye. The translucent, smoke gray Zyl resin frames become illuminated when they catch the sunlight, and also allows the silvery Laureates to pick up your skin tones. The temples are re-enforced with rods that flatten near the hinge, resulting in a striking effect as light passes through and bounces back out from the metal encased within. Laureates give you a focused, thoughtful and capable look that will inspire those people with whom you share the planet to acknowledge that you are an individual with big goals who incidentally, has a grasp on style.