SICILY CALLING – As this summer’s Dolce&Gabbana eyewear collection is inspired by the volcanic island of Sicily, the approach taken by the designer duo is more literal than you’d expect.

The men’s eyewear collection features squared-shaped and aviator frames. The aviators are particularly impressive with their metallic double bridge and temples that are made out of basalt, a volcanic rock.

To make this precious detail, the lava stone was mixed with resin and transformed into an ultra-resistant material. The designers gambled with this literal, tactile translation of the island’s spirit – and they won. The result is a perfect balance of shape and material.

The Dolce&Gabbana men’s eyewear collection features 3 types of sunglasses and 3 types of optical frames.

See the Sicily-inspired women’s eyewear collection from Dolce&Gabbana here.

Photo credits: Dolce&Gabbana Eyewear