Talk about good timing. Only 500 pairs of Bottega Veneta’s first limited edition sunglasses, the Felis, is released worldwide and Singapore has managed to snag a precious pair — just in time to tackle the sweltering heat.
Available at the ION Orchard boutique, the cat’s-eye-shaped shades feature the world’s thinnest polarised mineral lenses that reduce reflections and glare. But what makes them such a coveted collectible is the iconic intrecciato motif on the upper part of the black frames. Usually portrayed in leather, the distinctive signature is now interpreted in premium acetate, meticulously “woven” by the hands of brand’s artisans as seen in this making-of video.
This loyalty to the long-standing tradition of harnessing skilled craftsmanship and technology is extended to the customised hand-woven leather case with a matching box.