The Isson Spring Summer 2012 Collection is Strange and Unusual

By: Corinne Guirgis - Published: Aug 13, 2011 • References: isson.au and lifelounge.au
Hold your horses: the Isson Spring Summer 2012 collection is using every animal in sight, from parrots to puppies, to sell the fresh line of eyewear. The bold accessories are far from ordinary. Although eyewear styles have been getting progressively outlandish as hipsters battle to see who can have the most out-of-the-box frames, the Isson collection takes freaky fashion to new heights with these thick and colorful specs that are almost goggle-esque in nature.

Former industrial designer Catherine Federici is to thank for these unique glasses, and claims that her most recent inspiration is the German 1920s alternative art movement Bauhaus. According to LifeLounge, "There's chunky and bold frames with a host of vintage Italian and Japanese acetates: tortoiseshell, metal shavings, silk threads and rock swirls."

Implications - Fashion is experiencing a retro revival, with consumers eager to capture the simple and hip nature of styles from decades past. As modern fashion becomes increasingly generic, designers are sampling ideas from a variety of periods.