by Stephen Garner

After announcing their global partnership in July, Kering Eyewear and Dunhill have unveiled their new spring/summer 2021 men’s eyewear collection.

The new range reflects the vision of Dunhill’s creative director Mark Weston, celebrating the codes of the British brand: innovation and craftsmanship combined with the exploration of British style and culture.

Evoking the spirit of legendary British artists of the ‘70s and ‘80s, the collection references pop culture icons famous for their individuality, freedom, and creativity in a bold way. Notions of classicism are reimagined through contemporary design and precision engineering.

Vintage eyewear shapes are embraced but reinterpreted using sophisticated color, detail, and proportions. Lightweight titanium frames sit alongside Made in Japan acetate styles, while faceted contours and distinctive marble finishes add character and a sense of technical specificity. Other Dunhill signifiers, such as Engine Turn engraving found on Rollagas lighters and metal closures found in the Lock and Duke leather collections, are presented throughout as understated embellishments.