David Beckham presents the eponymous DB Eyewear SS21 Collection, developed by Safilo and available in selected eyewear stores worldwide, including Malaysia.
The design behind each collection of DB Eyewear is a reflection of David’s favourite cities from around the world. The latest is inspired by the lifestyle and culture of Miami, a place which David feels is a home away from home. The collection includes retro-inspired frames that feature warm hues inspired by the beautiful Miami skies, combined with contemporary British style synonymous with David. The campaign sees a modern day twist on iconic imagery of legendary movie stars, featuring David Beckham, surrounded by a burst of colour and outdoor atmosphere. Both the sunglasses and optical frames are created from some of the highest quality materials, exquisite craftsmanship and distinct details.
David Beckham says: “Miami is such a special place to me. The energy of the city is electric and this new collection of Eyewear is inspired by that and the beautiful light, vibrant culture and diversity of its people. Miami has a unique spirit and that’s what we wanted to reflect in the Spring Summer 21 collection.”
For its third season the collection introduces new sunglasses and optical frames imagined by David Beckham, and developed by Safilo design team. Combining an effortless British style with a sharp focus on detail and functionality, the new eyewear is dedicated to a consumer interested in a classic design with an international perspective.
The sunglasses assure the maximum quality of vision, thanks to the superior lenses, including polarised lenses, perfectly suitable for an active lifestyle as they shield eyes from intense sun glare; orange lenses ensuring crystal clear vision in all conditions, either on overcast days or indoors; photochromic lenses, able to adjust their level of tint as the light conditions change, thus allowing the use from morning till night, wherever you are in the world, whatever the occasion.
The Eyewear by David Beckham Collection features the distinctive Talisman, the iconic detail drawing inspiration from the wings of a bird and symbolising power, protection and freedom, designed to be visible from the front and the side of the eyewear as a distinctive character of Eyewear by David Beckham, while the DB monogram is lasered on the frontal lens and the vintage-inspired pattern is chiseled inside the arms of the metal styles or engraved on the inner part of the tips.
We also managed to get an exclusive interview with David Beckham on the DB Eyewear Spring/Summer 2021 Collection. Read on to find out what the style star and footballer had to say.
This DB Eyewear SS21 collection is inspired by Miami – what are some of your favourite things about the city?
Miami has the most incredible energy and people and was always going to be the home for my football club, which we have named Inter Miami CF. Miami is a place where the people have a true passion for the joy of life. It is a city that has a vibrant art and culture scene and it’s these characteristics that have influenced the design of this season’s eyewear.
The design is also influenced by timeless icons and style pioneers – what does that mean to you?
It is really important to me that the range of DB Eyewear has a style for everyone and every occasion. Our collection offers retro inspired and timeless designs combined with a sharp focus on detail and functionality, exquisite craftsmanship and use of the highest quality materials.
Talk us through this SS21 collection and some of your favourite pieces.
I love the opticals in this collection, particularly 7050 and 7055 – both offer a vintage feel and look sophisticated and elegant. In terms of sunglasses, I love the 7041 sunglasses – they have a retro yet contemporary feel and are truly classic. The 7048 style are perfect for me to wear while out riding my motorbike – the lightweight metal means they fit perfectly under a helmet and the photochromic lenses transition from clear to dark meaning my vision is always clear. The geometric shape of the 7046/s make for a bold look which I love.
What design features stand out about this collection?
Of course the Talisman design makes the collection distinctive. It has become an iconic detail in DB Eyewear. The superior lenses also make them stand apart and means they are suitable for everyone and all of their adventures. We have been more expressive in this collection and have definitely been more playful in our approach to materials and shapes this season.
This is your third collection with Safilo – what is so important about this partnership?
The partnership I have with Safilo around DB Eyewear is so important for me and is a great collaboration. It allows me to channel my passion for style and design and create something beautiful to be enjoyed. The fact that each collection focusses on a different city’s influence also enhances the eyewear as a route for escapism, which I think we all need right now.
How has the experience of creating your third collection for DB Eyewear been?
Creating this most recent collection has been a slightly different experience and we’ve had to adapt some parts of the process to the times we find ourselves in. But luckily, we have been able to continue working and collaborating with amazing creators and producers and actually there have been some fun adjustments. This industry is resilient and I’ve enjoyed working in new ways.
Here’s a closer look at just some of the styles available.
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