2022 Pantone colour
Words Alessandra Albarello
The new Pantone colour of 2022 conveys positivity and energy, turning glasses into talismans
Every year the desire for new colours is immediately intercepted and interpreted by Pantone. But 2022 is a special year and the American company did not want to offer just any colour but rather tried to translate the spirit of resilience and optimism that everyone now needs in order to get going again into a very specific and specially created shade. A chromaticism that from a reassuring periwinkle blue base (hence the name Peri) moves into a red violet undertone to instil energy. Chromotherapy therefore applied to the letter. Thus, the Pantone colour 17-3938 Very Peri (this is its full name) came to be, which we saw in advance at the end of November 2021 worn by Lady Gaga for the London premiere of Ridley Scott's film "House of Gucci" (with a Gucci dress from spring 2022 of course!).
Of course, glasses could not escape this colour trend, as they are so closely linked to the sense of sight, which determines mood and thus contributes to defining the psychophysical well-being of each individual. The proposal by Karen Walker, the New Zealand designer known all over the world for her original style and careful attention to sustainability, focuses on a wide, square line for the Deep Freeze model (in the opening picture) in transparent bioacetate with frames and lenses in the same colour shade. One more detail: the deep 13 mm nose pads for standard and low bridge comfort fit. The new stacked arrow pins on the tenons and temples are also found in other glasses such as the rounded Super Duper Strength. Both models are supplied with a custom pouch made of recycled material. This transversal trend is therefore sweeping the planet and is certainly being echoed in the media (social and otherwise).
Stella McCartney, mod. SC40032I
Barton Perreira, mod. Ostara
Linda Farrow, mod.Victoria
Salvatore Ferragamo, mod. SF289S
In some cases, depending on the materials, the colour shifts towards lighter shades tending towards lilac, as in Stella McCartney's futuristic SC40032I model from the "Iconic" line featuring a logo made of small studs that extends from the front to the temples. Consistent with the British designer's commitment to sustainability, this collection by Thélios has been awarded the Environmental Claim Validation (ECV) by UL (Underwriters Laboratories). Colour is instead shaded in the round lenses of Linda Farrow's Victoria model, illuminated by gold details, and in the large hexagonal sunglasses in hand-enamelled metal Ostara by Barton Perreira by Marcolin. While for Salvatore Ferragamo, colour extends all over the elaborately structured metal frame of the SF289S model, with tone-on-tone lenses that also reappear shaped on the bridge. Colours and accessories that go beyond their function, taking on other meanings and becoming veritable talismans.
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