Internationally recognised Australian fashion designer Collette Dinnigan has launched her first eyewear collection for kids and young teens, exclusive to Specsavers.

The ‘Spirited’ collection comprises seven ophthalmic frames, offering unique styles in a bright colour palette. It features playful patterns, including checkerboard prints, jumbled spots and flower motifs that decorate the arms of cat’s eye and bold-fronted frames.

The collection also incorporates elements of Collette’s signature aesthetic, refashioned with children in mind. All pieces have been crafted from high-quality materials with strong attention to detail. Design features include crystal acetates in tinted pink and red tones and with a signature star temple tip on each frame.

Collette, who was recently awarded an Order of Australia honour for her distinguished service to the fashion industry, said she was really proud of her new eyewear range.

“When designing this special collection, I was thinking about petite profiles, yet wanted to make sure the range was versatile enough to fit a variety of face shapes,” she explained.

“Most of all, I wanted to make sure the young wearer would be excited to wear their glasses with pride – whether it be at home, in the classroom, or in the playground. Every care has been taken in the design stages to deliver a quality product so the wearer can focus on the important things in life without their glasses letting them down.”

Specsavers Head of Frames Juan Carlos Camargo said, “The team at Specsavers loved working on this new range with Collette. The frames are so fun and colourful, and we think our youngest customers will be very pleased with the new collection.

“We saw a gap in the market when parents and young spec wearers were calling out to see more stylish and unique frames in the younger age bracket. I believe the Collette Dinnigan kids eyewear range truly responds to what our customers have been looking for.”

The Spirited collection made its debut in Australian and New Zealand Specsavers stores on 14 September 2017.