Looking to ring in the new year with a new pair of sunnies? Luxury eyewear brand Velvet Eyewear combines a lavish-yet-laid-back aesthetic that pairs well with a range of looks. Created by Cindy Hussey, the brand takes cues from American fashion/ culture and is manufactured in Italy for superb quality craftsmanship. Their styles can be found online as well as the garment district in NYC.
They also help support art education through Velvet Foundation for the Arts. Through the foundation, they provide finds and recycled materials to various organizations. They also offer contests, internships, summer camp programs and educational grants to young adults to practice their artistic mediums. So if you are dreaming about a new look for the new year and are interested in helping young aspiring artists, check out this chic brand.
-by Johanna Silver