Last year Specsavers launched a competition searching the nation for outstanding design talent in eyewear. From 143 entries and 13 finalists, the judges chose four winners to make their innovative ideas come to life.
Specsavers is one of the first high-street opticians to work with skilled design students to transform their amazing designs into a commercial product, available across stores throughout the UK and Ireland.
The Design Collective range includes bold, statement specs styles as well easy-to-wear frames, to celebrate individual style and inspire people to feel confident when it comes to wearing glasses.
Joshua Teodoro, Loughborough Univeristy
'My frame designs were inspired by space travel, so I've incorporated a red stripe, similar to the stripe seen on spacesuits, in my designs. I see space as a metaphor for the creative process - it's all about exploration and being curious.'
Emily Hill, University of the Arts London
'In my opinion, glasses can be a big part of someone's identity. My designs were inspired from growing up surrounded by the decorative architecture in both London and Spain. I've taken baroque details and given them a modern twist with shape and colour.'
Tiffany Bachelet, University of Dundee
'I really wanted these glasses to be for everyone, not gender specific. For me it's all about style. I'm a bit short sighted so one of the reasons I entered was because I wanted to wear my own designs! It's been an amazing learning process for me.'
Lydia Blackshaw, The Glasgow School of Art
'Being able to create my designs and see them come to life is really inspiring. My inspiration came from seeing the rise in popularity of clear glasses, I wondered if I could add personality with pops of colour.'