The sun is shining once again, and everyone's favorite UV accessory is on our minds. Finding a great set of lenses can be no easy feat, and getting your hands on that perfect pair for you, can be the major style upgrade and final touch to complete any look. If you are all about quality and leading the fashion frame trends that all the celebs are sporting, then KREWE is the brand that should be on your radar (if it isn’t already). On this week’s editorial, we are highlighting three very different, and new frames that just arrived at Pavilion from New Orleans. Whether you’re a wire-frame gal, a chunky acetate lover, or a clean flat lens fanatic, we have you covered.
With a stellar mission statement all about inclusivity and culture, this New Orleans based brand holds themselves to a high standard, hand-making each pair with the highest quality materials in small batches to cut down on waste and keeping mother earth happy. With environmentally conscious plant based acetate, and fine metals from premium titanium to 24k gold plated hardware, KREWE is committed to being an ethical and more sustainable brand. Even better, they respect the idea that accidents do in fact happen, and all KREWE’s hand-crafted lenses are covered by their Second Chances Program, a life-long warranty that covers your shades if anything happens, they will replace it with a brand-spanking-new pair. Each sunglass is equipped with shatter-resistant lenses that provide 100% UVA and UVB protection, with special anti-scratch and anti-smudge coatings to keep your view sharp and crystal clear, many of their styles include polarization for an active/performance touch.
For those of us that love a spring-forward acetate-frame, the Franklin in Champagne Polarized 24k is an absolute winner. Featuring amber polarized lenses to complement the neutral-toned acetate frame, these are a universally flattering lens for those of us with narrower faces. The Franklin’s 24k metal bridge and lightweight construction will keep you feeling protected and comfortable while making a bold statement. Not only do these have a lifetime warranty for whatever life throws you, but the subtle hardware makes these glisten for those sunny days.
If you happen to have a fuller face or even wider set eyes, you may find it difficult to rock a smaller frame. However, KREWE has mastered fashion shades for all shapes and sizes. The Monroe Nylon in Black and Black + Crystal is an updated twist on a 50’s inspired cat-eye shape. Equipped with an ultra-flat frameless (“nylon”) lens, these modern shades pack a feminine punch giving you a clean, fashionista look. Featuring a subtle grey gradient nylon lens with nearly invisible silver hardware, these 100% UVA UVB shades will be the ultimate sleek accessory for any look. You won’t have to worry about anything happening to this pretty eyepiece, as these are also protected by KREWE’s lifetime warranty.
Lastly, for those who prefer something more of a fashionable but functional frame that is lightweight, classic, with a hint of individuality, then the Audubon in Matte Black + 18k Titanium Polarized is the pair for you. This update to an aviator stands out with featherweight 18k titanium brow bar, and extra sun protection and polarization. Not only are these wireframe sunnies gorgeous to look at, but they are the most protective of the three and create a lifting effect on the face. They provide low visible light transmission for ultimate safety and clarity, plus you won’t need to worry about any pesky fingerprints or glares as these are anti-reflective, anti-smudge, and anti-glare.