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When contacts are readily available, wearing glasses makes a statement all by itself, and if you're going to make a statement, you might as well make a big one. At least, that seems to be the impetus behind the trend for statement glasses like Wayfarer frames, Mrs. Beasley glasses, etc. We first saw a pair of Prism glasses on a girl last Fashion Week, and something about them just screamed "next big thing." Hers looked like enormous clear plastic owl eyes, but the street style photographers certainly couldn't seem to get enough of her, and now Opening Ceremony is stocking them.
The glasses are carved from a block of acetate in a family-run factory in Italy. The variations in the acetate blocks mean every pair is unique and each style can only be produced in limited numbers, so even if they catch on you won't have to worry about looking like everybody else.
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