AS HOST OF PROJECT RUNWAY, TIM GUNN IS NOTABLY ONE OF THE FASHION INDUSTRY’S LEADING EXPERTS. HIS LATEST FASHION PROJECT IS AS THE NEWEST TRANSITIONS AMBASSADOR.
IN THIS ISSUE OF OPTICAL PRISM, GUNN SHARES HOW HE BECAME INVOLVED WITH THE BRAND AND HOW EYEWEAR HAS TRANSFORMED FROM FUNCTIONAL MEDICAL DEVICE TO WARDROBE STAPLE.
Why did you choose to partner with Transitions® or why was it the right partnership?
I have been curious about Transitions® lenses for several years. Earlier this year, I purchased a pair Transitions lenses myself, and they have surpassed my expec- tations by far. Transitions® lenses not only correct vision, they adapt to changing light providing just the right amount of tint to enhance the way you see the world. I’m excited to open the eyes of a whole new group of eyeglass wearers to the possibilities of Transitions® lenses and show others what it’s like to see things from a new, unique and exciting perspective. Because of this, this partnership with Transitions® Optical was a natural fit. It has developed into a way to see life – and fashion –through a new lens.
What are you looking forward to most being a Transitions® ambassador/ style consultant?
I want to help make the wardrobe selection prove more successful and less complicated by giving advice that will make people’s style choices more fashionable and functional. Everyone wants to look fabulous all of the time, and that means
uncovering a style that is truly you. I’m excited to provide style tips that help people celebrate their own look and how eyewear can be a part of that look.
What is your present personal eyewear style?
Recently, I made a change to my trademark rimless lenses, which I can’t live without, and upgraded to Transitions® SignatureTM lenses because they are as clear indoors as the ordinary clear prescription lenses I was used to. I find it fascinating that they automatically filter just the right amount of light, so you see every- thing the way it’s meant to be seen – I now see things morevividly than I did before. Transitions® Optical has a product option for anyone who wants more than a basic lens. Aside from eyewear, I love a tailored suit. I add in pops of color with my neckties.
How can wearers make glasses part of their overall wardrobe?
Again, it is about the functionality and looking your personal best. Transitions® lenses are available in a variety of colors, including grey, brown and iconic graphite green, to complement your personal style.
What are some of your style tips for eyeglasses wearers?
When selecting eyeglasses, your lifestyle, face shape and complexion will guide your selection, but something else to consider is the most important part: the lenses them- selves. Transitions® lenses are great because they block harmful UV rays and help protect your eyes the same way sunblock protects your skin. They are also available in a variety of colors, including grey, brown and graphite green.
Where can wearers hear/see your latest tips suggestions – youtube/ facebook/website ?
Throughout the year, wearers can see how fashionable and functional Transitions® lenses are, and watch the activations unfold through Transitions Optical’s social media channels:
– Facebook.com/TransitionsLenses – Twitter.com/Transitions
What are some of your favourite eyewear trends right now?
Modern round glasses with larger frames and loud colors are gaining popularity. Women are also looking fabulous in shades of blue/navy frames.