One of the great things about living tropical is the omnipresent sunlight — the best tanning bed is found right by the pool, with mojitos free-flowing. And when view is brighter than ever, a good pair of sunglasses should always be right beside your tanning lotion. And no need to set your sights further than Eye Society’s latest pickings — they’re the perfect frames for any discerning face.


Combining its two most distinct features, Prada’s Ornate collection includes the Italian fashion house’s iconic Saffiano leather, the same material used in its handbags. On the temples of every frame is an ode to the classic Prada triangle logo, a subtle stamp on the brand’s long heritage.

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There’s a sort of hide-and-seek at play in Dolce & Gabbana’s Sicilian Carretto collection, which makes use of vibrant colors and ornate murals to show the delights of Sicilian living. Oversize cat-eye frames and sunglasses are discretely festooned with the vibrant patterns in every frame’s inner temples.

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When you want your jewelry right where you can see it, Bulgari’s ornate collection features bold sunglasses embellished with geometrical crystal flower motifs. A continuation of its previous collection inspired by Italian formal gardens, these bold frames also include enamel detailing on the temple.

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For a touch of subtlety, Giorgio Armani’s Roll Temple collection certainly delivers. The sense of restraint in each piece — thin frames, simple silhouettes, subdued details — could easily worn by both men and women. Even its classic square-shaped frames, marked with a minuscule Giorgio Armani logo, is a testament to its unschooled chic.

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Any afternoon of a paleo diet and yoga would be incomplete without the right frame for a lady who lunches. Burberry Heritage’s Gabardine Lace Collection harks back to the romance of the English brand’s classic trench coat. At the temples of each piece is a play at pairing English heritage floral lace with the laser-engraved twill pattern.

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When a bit of sparkle is on the menu, Versace’s Crystal Charm collection fits the bill perfectly. Taking from the brand’s bombastic runway collections, this eyewear collection makes use of luminous Swarovski crystals and eye-catching frame shapes. And to emphasize its closeness to Versace’s fashion arm, some of these acetate frames are accentuated with the brand’s large 3D pale gold Medusa logo. —Margarita Buenaventura

Eye Society, the House of Brands, is located at Avant Building, 48 Jupiter St., Bel-Air Makati. It is also at 32nd and 5th avenues, Bonifacio Global City, Taguig. For more information, visit and on Instagram @eyesociety.

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