Double The Love

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This is literally heart to heart!

Miu Miu has two round rimless lenses sporting a heart-shaped centre sandwiched together with an additional lens in the middle. These triple acetate lenses (yes, three layers!), held together by hexagonal screw, lend textural and monochromatic interest to the sunglasses, in addition to the uncommon combination of shapes.

What is fascinating is the heart in the rear (closest to the eye). It is upside down! Despite the coming together of so many shapes in an almost madcap way, the compressed trio does not affect the wearer’s vision: no strange lines reminiscent of bifocals of the past. Everything is clearly rose-tinted, as it’s meant to be.

This isn’t the first time Miu Miu plays with the heart shape. Previously, it was a heart-frame in which a circle lens was centred. Presently, it’s the reverse. As usual, Prada’s playful sister has something up her surprise-hemmed-in sleeves. I heart you: casting speaking glances can’t be simpler.

Miu Miu ‘Heart’ sunglasses, SGD440, are available at Sunglass Hut. Photo: Zhao Xiangji