Abstracted Asymmetrical Eyewear


Asymmetrical: having parts that fail to correspond to one another in shape, size, or arrangement; lacking symmetry: Synonyms: lopsided, unsymmetrical, uneven, unbalanced, crooked, awry, askew, skew, misaligned, disproportionate, unequal, irregular, cockeyed, wonky (Oxford Dictionary) 

Ummm, why would anyone want eyeglasses that don’t match up? Obviously a few over the years. The first skewed shades we found were from icons Twiggy and Annette Funicello. Both were famous back in the 1960’s. Annette was a Mousekeeter and Twiggy was a famous model.

1967 shop display of Spec-Trim Sunglasses featuring Annette Funicello.
Twiggy wearing Asymmetrical shades

This lopsided look was from Billy Boy Eyewear. According to Collectors Weekly: ‘BillyBoy* created his own line of surreal couture jewelry in the mid 1970’s and ’80’s, which was an international sensation, as well as jewelry for different couturiers and designers. He and his partner created the Mdvanii Doll in 1988

Image: Collectors Weekly

Oliver Goldsmith other version of a lopsided look was the flirty Wink Glasses

Victoria Albert Museum

What about these vintage looks that are in General Eyewear Collection? General Eyewear is a London based optical retailer who creates their own brand, does Bespoke as well as sells vintage eyeglasses.

General Optical
General Optical

Cazal had several asymmetrical look back in the 1990’s

Image Vintage Sunglass Shop

A few other eyewear companies over the years kept the lopsided look in production: Noteable Designers: Alain Mikli, Cassanova and Chloe

Is the look on trend? Of course! Unbalanced eyewear styles have been seen on the runways over the years.

Iconic Alain Mikli 1990’s
Jeremy Scott x Alain Mikli Spring Summer 2017
Giambattista Valli SS16
Grey Ant 2016
Marco de Vincenzo Fall 2015
Prabal Gurung Spring 2014 by Linda Farrow
Nozomi Ishiguro Tambori in 2012

Even noted Eyewear designer and 3D specialist Hoet made a look i 2014. Note the leather ‘temples’.

Hoet 2014

RVS Eyewear irregular black shades had a raised browline, appropriately named Annette.

RVS Eyewear style Annette

Limited edition Sugarcane glasses by Leandro Maneul Emede in 2010.

Leandro Manuel Emede in 2010 Sugarcane Style

Can you believe that ic!berlin created this look in 2010!

2010 ic!berlin

While we may salivate over vintage shades, where to get them now! We want them now!

What about JPlus Vision?

J Plus Eyewear

Check out Niche Optics TwoFace collection with a saddle bridge.

Niche Optics- Two Face

J.F. Rey’s round-square look is a part of his vintage flashback look.

J.F. Rey- Paradise

Wissing who makes Bespoke and colorful eyewear also has a look.


SpexWax is made from Vinyl Records and has a black and white version.

Spex Wax RSquared

Then we found XIT Eyewear with luminous rivets.



There you have it, where to get unusual Rxable eyeglasses.

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