Eye Heart Cartier: The New Panthère Eyewear Collection Will Bring Sophistication to Your Summer Looks - Luxe Living

When Mr. Louis-François Cartier began making watches in his workshop in Paris in 1847, he never envisioned that his little store would be one of the world’s leading luxury brands. Over 170 years later, the name Cartier is now synonymous to luxury. A Cartier piece of jewelry, an elegant but functional watch, and now its latest Spring-Summer Panthère Eyewear Collection, oozes with the idea “first class”. Remaining true to their roots, the new eyewear collection continues to have a polished but timeless aesthetic that will surely bring any summer look up a notch.

Cartier Panthère half-rim shape
Cartier Panthère Eyewear Collection

On each piece of Panthère eyewear, the iconic feline head from Cartier’s jewelry pieces now becomes a 3D decorative detail. It is striking and modern, a new take on the iconography that has made Cartier jewelry a global phenomenon. Tailored to match the personalities of “assertive and audacious women”, the Panthère symbol acts as guardians of the face, powerful with onyx-inspired black hand-lacquered eyes and noses. These light and flexible frames are extremely resistant to high tension, making them the ideal companion on sunny days around the city, or seaside holidays by the Mediterranean.

The new collection features a variety of impressive styles. The first is the half-rim shape which is available in silver with grey temples, platinum finish, and silver lenses, in gold with gold flash lenses and also in silver with platinum finish and rose gold flash lenses. It is for the fashionable girl who knows to have fun even in the summer heat. A rimless shield style is also available and is softly rectangular in shape. It may prove to be a bold choice for a busy business woman looking to add flare to their corporate attire.

Cartier Panthère Eyewear Collection optical cat-eye shape
Pieces from Cartier Panthère Eyewear Collection Spring Summer 2018

Ladies with daintier sensibilities may also opt for the modern cat-eye shape in acetate. Finished in precious metal, it is sure to add allure to even the simplest summer dresses. Lastly, the optical cat-eye shape in acetate, offers a more modern, attractive look with darker frames, allowing the Panthère symbols to pop out like pieces of fine stones. Both pieces are quite adaptable, allowing those who choose to wear it the opportunity to do so from day to evening. Whether coming out of brunch with your closest girlfriends, or sitting by the pool at dusk enjoying cold piña colada, Cartier eyewear will add sophistication to your summer look. And not for just one summer, but for many summers to come. Because as Mr. Louis- François envisioned, Cartier is forever.

Cartier is located at Greenbelt 4, Rustan’s Makati, Rustan’s Shangri-La, and Newport Resort World. Visit ssilife.com.ph and facebook.com/Cartier, or follow @Cartier and @ssilifeph on Instagram for more information

By Chino R. Hernandez

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