PRADA RAW WOOD SUNGLASSES COLLECTION: THE FRUIT OF AN UNPRECEDENTED COMBINATION OF CONTEMPORARY DESIGN AND BRAND NEW MATERIALS
by Giulia De Martin
As Prada defined Raw sunglasses, it is the fruit of an unprecedented combination of contemporary design and brand new materials. The Spring Summer Collection of the Milanese brand combines together the raw and precious wood, black walnut and Malabar ebony, with a refined design of sharp shapes and smooth surfaces.
However, even if the frames have been designed as a collection to wear during the past sunny days by the sea, they recall, more, the very start of Autumn. The warm and creamy texture of the wood and the brown/burnt shades of the veining, replicate the falling leaves dropping from the trees in a shivery day in Central Park.
Thanks to the material used, every piece is unique and Prada shows and high level of crafting techniques in shaping the natural elements into rigorous forms and elegant lines.
Prada Raw Collection was born last March but, it is the perfect choice for an Autumn sophisticated look.
I chose to wear Prada Raw sunglasses with leather details (soon on my personal behindmyglasses.com) for a couple of days. They are pretty comfortable and the sensation of wood touching the sky is enjoyable. The mood of these glasses is absolutely diva, so I matched them with a quite simple outfit, with only a hint of color.