The trends of 2016 shaping the year to come

Frames Sunglasses
Simon Jones takes a look at some of the frame developments and trends of 2016

With the evolution of manufacturing technology, it has been an exciting time for eyewear and 2016 has been one of the most interesting years in recent times. More complex structures are being used, but like some sort of advanced manufacturing technology counterculture, there has also been more experimentation with organic materials such as wood, buffalo horn and even marble.

Facial scanning was the talk of the industry at opti Munich in January. Optician had been treated to demonstrations of early versions of scanning systems at Silmo a few months previously, but it was in Munich that brands began to latch on to the concept.

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