Smithsonian Styles Vintage Eyewear Collection

New York-based Vint & York has collaborated with the Smithsonian to create four limited-edition frames that are inspired by Smithsonian collections.
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July 26, 2018

Smithsonian Styles Vintage Eyewear Collection

New York-based Vint & York has collaborated with the Smithsonian to create four limited-edition frames that are inspired by Smithsonian collections.


“The Time Capsule” Collection, inspired by the Smithsonian’s historical artifacts from the 1920s-1960s, will include both sunglasses and eyeglasses crafted in high-quality acetates with metal detailing.


The collection includes a bold cat-eye frame, inspired by a unique gold and amethyst Tiffany necklace; a ‘50s-inspired browline silhouette, a nod to the first aircraft to fly faster than the speed of sound; a round frame, inspired by the ‘60s; and a ‘40s-inspired square frame.


“We were not only inspired by the allure of nostalgia, but by the character of these objects,” says Larisa Ginzburg, founder, Vint & York. “The Smithsonian has some of the most iconic cultural pieces, a vast collection of historical touchstones and rare oddities. It was a designer’s dream.”


The collection is available at VintandYork.com/Smithsonian-Eyewear and at Vint & York’s flagship store in New York City.

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