TVR SERIES 4 French Classic
TVR OPT kick off the new Autumn / Winter 2022 season with another unique revival that celebrates the beauty of French aesthetics. The TVR SERIES 4 French Classic is a French reinterpretation of the Classic Arnel, which was also the the best-selling American eyewear at that time in 1950s.
The Arnel shape was originally a celebrated style in French eyewear in the 1940s. The French Arnel influence travelled to America and assimilated into the eyewear industry as a cult fashion — taking over as an American icon design by the 1950s.
When the French created this classic shape, the Arnel was reimagined with the French codes woven in vintage-like texture of the golden age. One of the most prominent feature include the front with raised corners without cutting. The front of the frame is extravagant — so less to be expected from the French belle époque — with a mix of straight and curve lines, balanced with wide library temples (known as boat paddle) tapering to flared tips.
17th Century Baroque style engraving festooned the metal core, and can be appreciated at a closer look. The excellently beautiful flat bridge surface and fitted temples provide comfort and snug fit, with a lot of attention to details involved.