Tes­ta­ment of Qual­ity

Along with build­ing a name for it­self in the Philip­pines, SUN­GLASS HAVEN, cu­rates fine frames from some of the world’s big­gest eye­wear mak­ers

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Since it opened its doors in 2009, Sun­glass Haven has be­come the go-to re­tail des­ti­na­tion for the coolest shades in the coun­try with its ex­ten­sive se­lec­tion of de­signer frames. This is a tes­ta­ment to its long-stand­ing re­la­tion­ships with global eye­wear brands, among which are Lux­ot­tica, Safilo, and Mon­dot­tica. See­ing the beauty of life is Lux­ot­tica’s vi­sion, in­spired by 57 years of in­no­va­tion in de­sign, tech­nol­ogy, and strate­gic mar­ket­ing. Its mis­sion is to craft pro­tec­tive eye­wear that has en­hanced the looks and ap­pear­ances of nu­mer­ous gen­er­a­tions. Sun­glass Haven adds to its ex­ten­sive port­fo­lio, col­lec­tions from Prada, which re­flect the brand’s ca­sual yet so­phis­ti­cated lux­ury. Adding to


these are in­no­va­tive pieces from Ray-Ban and Oak­ley. Ray-Ban’s Blaze Avi­a­tor is a rein­ven­tion of the beloved iconic frames with gra­di­ent lenses and a bold dou­ble bridge to strike a bal­ance of clas­sic and edgy. Af­ter build­ing a pres­ence in per­for­mance wear, Oak­ley’s Latch Key pro­vides dura­bil­ity and op­ti­mum com­fort, util­is­ing the O-Mat­ter frame ma­te­rial. Safilo’s work, on the other hand, has grown into a global pres­ence over the past 88 years. The man­u­fac­tur­ing group com­bines its tra­di­tion of ex­cel­lence with state- of- the- art tech­nol­ogy to pro­duce eye­wear that con­veys the her­itage of Ital­ian crafts­man­ship. Among its col­lec­tions car­ried by Sun­glass Haven, Car­rerra and Hugo Boss com­bine form and func­tion­al­ity, ty­ing in el­e­gance and er­gonomics. Safilo also stands to em­body con­tem­po­rary de­signer eye­wear with the Fendi Can Eye in rose gold and the Dior Ab­stract in blue bo­real. The for­mer rein­ter­prets mod­ern fem­i­nine al­lure and the lat­ter fea­tures tor­toise shell frames and re­fresh­ing ice blue lenses. Ex­ud­ing the man­u­fac­tur­ing group’s sig­na­ture luxe is Max Mara’s Anita, a full rimmed 1970s cat-eye reimag­ined in a solid black and fin­ished off with a gold prism de­tail­ing. Inar­guably one of the most pop­u­lar con­tem­po­rary eye­wear man­u­fac­tur­ing com­pa­nies is the Mon­dot­tica group. To­day it col­lab­o­rates with a string of in­ter­na­tional brands, on an en­deav­our to cre­ate sun­glasses that com­mu­ni­cate each of their brands’ sto­ries as best with ev­ery de­sign pro­duced. A few months ago, Sun­glass Haven in­tro­duced an ex­quis­ite col­lec­tion by Hack­ett Lon­don of Mon­dot­tica. The quintessen­tially Bri­tish house­hold name com­bines sports­wear and men’s tai­lor­ing even in de­sign­ing its eye­wear. The Brush Gold sun­glasses both for men and women fea­ture gold frames and green lenses in a fash­ion­able round shape. In­spired by in­dus­trial ma­chin­ery, this premium range is a re­flec­tion of suc­cess­ful in­di­vid­u­als and their sar­to­rial re­quire­ments. All these are just a glimpse into Sun­glass Haven’s well- cu­rated se­lec­tion. The com­pany un­doubt­edly con­tin­ues as a pur­veyor of premium sun­glasses with­out com­pro­mis­ing com­fort and qual­ity, all the while com­mu­ni­cat­ing Filipinos’ di­verse life­styles.

BE­LOW The Dior Ab­stract in blue bo­real fea­tur­ing tor­toise shell frames and ice blue lenses. OP­PO­SITE PAGE Ty­ing el­e­gance into er­gonomics are Safilo sun­glasses.

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