EVERYONE wants a piece of David Beckham. Good news is, now you can own a little piece of him with his eyewear brand, DB by David Beckham.
The football legend and style icon has teamed up with the oldest Italian eyewear creator Safilo. The brand has a history dating back to 1878, with an impressive range of eyewear, including sunglasses and prescription glasses.
Together, they set in stone their partnership that will last for 10 years with the debut of its Spring/Summer 2020 collection. With Beckham leading and taking charge of the creative direction, he combined the effortless, British sense of style with a vintage, timeless spirit and a sharp focus on detail and functionality.
He shared: “I set out to create glasses that would never go out of style. Special pieces that I would love to wear myself. My own style journey has taught me the power of simplicity and the importance of detail and craftsmanship.”
His exacting taste and eye for detail have brought together an exceptional contemporary aesthetic with traditional craftsmanship in a series of classic pieces that will stand the test of time.
The DB Eyewear by David Beckham collection features three distinctive hallmarks that immediately define its conspicuous yet understated brand identity.
The first of the iconic detail – ‘The Talisman’ drew its inspiration from the wings of a bird but have brilliantly been reimagined into a contemporary angular shape. Like a talisman, the metallic mark placed on the arms of the eyewear is a symbol of power, protection and freedom.
David Beckham also created his very own DB monogram for the first time. The ‘DB’ mark signifies the eyewear as the best there is, from craftsmanship to design, to the material used to create the collection.
Beckham teaming up with Safilo can only mean one thing: that the pieces are crafted with the best of the best material. From the acetate and metals of the frames to the quality lenses for total versatility and functionality. Some styles are in fact, designed beyond practicality with the additional clip-on to have both optical frames and sunglasses all-in-one.
The 42-piece Spring/Summer 2020 collection is spread out across three ranges.
As the name suggests, pieces in this collection are contemporary in feeling and subtle in details. These sunglasses and optical frames are dedicated to the men with a taste for fashion, thus becoming the perfect wardrobe staple for the most important occasions.
One of the most iconic pieces is perhaps the DB 1000/S sunglasses, as Beckham called it: “An immediate basic.”
Its retro-influenced style inspired by an authentic heritage model from Safilo’s archive feature an unexpected take on the elongated oversize drop shape, with bold profiles on the sides for a more complete protection.
Timeless and subtle, they’re vintage sunglasses and optical frames that mix retro and contemporary design for an effortless accessory to put on all day, every day.
The DB1009/S sunglasses in acetate and round shape feature a key-shaped bridge for a classic look. On another Style Pioneer, the DB1002/S half-frame sunglasses is where vintage design meets contemporary details, with the combination of classic colours and subtle tones of the lenses.
For the travellers looking for the most comfortable and functional accessories, this collection adds personality to the design.
They’re versatile and functional, thanks to its photochromic and polarised lenses.
The DB 7000/S sunglasses are created to fit perfectly under motorbike helmets with the slim design of the flexible temples, or the bold and stylish DB7006/G/CS sunglasses that shields your vison from rain or shine with its magnetic clip-on.
DB Eyewear is exclusively available at Seen Eyewear boutiques.