At Dipple & Conway we offer a wide range of brands from world famous designers, to the finest hand crafted independent frame manufacturers.
Known for its bold prints, elaborate embellishment and luxurious dark glamour, Versace’s eyewear collection mirrors its catwalk shows.
The range includes rich colour palettes and embossed gold detailing, presenting contemporary shapes, finished to the highest quality of design. The eyewear exudes confidence and features the iconic emblem of the brand’s own mythology – the medusa.
Since 1837, Tiffany & Co. has epitomised style and innovation. Its iconic jewelry has inspired a collection of modern, chic sunglasses and eyeglass frames.
Tom Ford has brought luxury into the twenty-first century.
After years presenting his fashion via a world of decadence at Yves Saint Laurent, then Gucci, he finally took centre stage with his own label in 2004.
Much like his clothing lines, Tom Ford eyewear presents a blend of retro and contemporary styling with inevitable luxuriance. Subtle details are instantly detectable and have become modern classics.
Silhouette eyewear was first developed in 1964 by Anneliese and Arnold Schmied and proved to be immediately successful and sought after.
Silhouette developed their first rimless glasses in 1983 and by 1999 they introduced a titanium model that was lightweight with no screws or hinges and could be tailor-made to fit the individual.
Silhouette continues to provide high-end, luxury glasses and take great pride in providing handmade frames that require the highest degree of precision craftsmanship. This means every Silhouette frame is highly detailed and a masterpiece in its own right, enabling Silhouette to gain a reputation for excellence and timeless design.
Founded by Dr. Wolf Schnuchel and based in Hetlingen, Germany, this unique eyewear company specializes in hand crafted custom-made frames.
The frames are available in over twenty colours and can be fitted for any face shape. Dipple & Conway are proud to work with Schnuchel to offer personalized engraving on the temples, for a truly customized look.
Created by Optician to the stars, Larry Leight in the late 1980s, Oliver Peoples has since gone on to become a leading fashion eyewear brand.
Designing progressive styles for expressive individuals, the brand has acquired a ‘fash-pack’ following, including celebrity fans of the edgier kind.
Handmade to the highest quality with iconic designs that define the brand’s heritage, of their frames are logo-free, letting the design do the talking. Oliver Peoples maintains its allure and continues to be a leading fashion eyewear brand that designs progressive styles for expressive individuals.
The fastest growing premium polarized sunglass maker in the world currently is Maui Jim, which begun in 1980 as a small company selling sunglasses on the beach in Lahaina, Hawaii.
Seeing a need in the market for technology that could combat intense glare and harmful UV, Maui Jim brought the brilliant colours of the island to life with the revolutionary PolarizedPlus2™ lens. Incorporated into seven new sunglass styles, the Classic Collection was introduced and a steady cult following began.
Over the years, Maui Jim has continued to offer fans high-performance design developments. In 2004, PolarizedPlus2™ technology revolutionised the sunglass market – patented, colour enhancing treatments in the form of rare earth elements were added to their lenses. In 2007 and 2008 MauiReaders™ and MauiPassport™ were introduced, offering prescription wearers wide views and outstanding acuity. That same year, their new MauiHTTM lens brought clarity to low-light conditions and expanded their range even further.
A constant search for innovation, the visionary use of materials, and a wealth of experience in eyewear design are the defining elements behind MYKITA’s collections.
MYKITA was founded in 2003 by Moritz Krueger, Philipp Haffmans, Daniel Haffmans and Harald Gottschling. All of its products are hand-assembled in their manufactory in Berlin Mitte.
In 2004 MYKITA launched its first metal-frame collection, Collection No1. The frames for this range are made from stainless steel and feature a patented hingeless design, with no screws or welded joints. Collection No2 launched soon afterwards comprising acetate frames and includes both prescription models and sunglasses.
The Lite, Decades and Luxe lines were then also added to the product range. The Lite collection incorporates MYKITA’s lightest models, which have an ultra-thin frame comprising of just three parts. The Decades collection is based on spectacles forms from various eras of the 20th century. Luxe has an emphasis on naturally sourced materials.
According to the manufacturer, MYLON provides a wide range of design options thanks to its lightness; in addition, the material’s thermal adaptability means the frames are fully adjustable. The first MYLON collection was premiered at the Silmo Eyewear Fair in September 2011.
Lindberg are a Danish eyewear manufacturer offering glasses, sunglasses and fashion frames for men, women and children.
They specialise in lightweight titanium frames and a wide variety of frame designs, custom fittings, colours and multiple lens shapes. Lindberg’s innovation eyewear system makes it possible to put together unique personal frames to suit the wearer in terms of every design aspect.
Over the years Lindberg have been able to create minimalist, light as a feather eyewear, with individual style. They have replicated this philosophy, producing one of the lightest acetate frames on the market, and without comprising their elegant style, maximum comfort and functional design.
With over 46 different styles in the Lindberg glasses collection, each one is unique, trendy and of course hardwearing. There are even some that have award winning next to their titles. More than half of the Lindberg frames weigh only 1.9 grams – good news for those who feel the weight of their glasses on their face.
Lafont is a renowned brand that has become synonymous with stylish and functional eyewear.
The first generation owner, Louis Lafont, opened the Paris shop doors in 1923, but it wasn’t until 1972 that the brand Lafont was born and created by Phillipe and Laurence Lafont.
The company redesigned traditional frame shapes and began to create bold new items that have become true classics. Their major stroke of genius was in using a wide variety of colours and materials that no other frame makers worked with at that time. At present, over seventy percent of the colour pallete and range utilised are exclusive to Lafont glasses. Every day they continue to seek out new colouration techniques to craft acetate and metal into a design like no other.
Every frame design calls upon the craftsmanship of four generations, combined with modern inspiration and techniques to create a truly unique new frame. Each frame is master crafted to perfection, which has led to the understandable elevation of Lafont glasses into the high-end world of fashion. The brand continually wins awards from all over the world, for example winning Best Women’s Eyewear in Tokyo 2006 and Best Children’s Eyewear in Paris during the same year.
Lafont glasses are considered top tier works of art and appeal to anyone that desires to be seen as fashionable, inspired and creative.
Hugo Boss continuously offers a modern yet timeless look across their range. With effortless collections suiting the needs of practicality, comfort and style. Remaining true to its heritage, Boss Hugo Boss is fashion forward while offering flattering shapes made from premium materials and high-end technology.
Displaying absolute class and sophistication, Giorgio Armani never fail to present us with luxurious offerings.
With both statement frames and simplistic looks, Giorgio Armani will suit any style. Making a statement with their attention to detail and the use of premium materials, Giorgio Armani eye-wear achieve the same recognition as the clothing line. If anyone has mastered the art of smart elegance and intricate detail, it would be this brand.
Launched in 1981, Emporio Armani eye-wear is instantly recognisable due to the iconic eagle logo on each frame, thus instantly adding the association of status and luxury.
With a cult celebrity following behind them, at Dipple & Conway we can really see why they have become so popular. In comparison to the main line of Armani, Emporio is becoming just as sought after. Emporio Armani are sexy, modern and extremely wearable with classic shapes in a variety of colours.
The classically British brand Cutler & Gross have been designing creative and innovative spectacles since 1969. A perfect blend of handcrafted heritage paired with bold designs. These glasses are now handcrafted in Italy, adding a touch of Italian opulence and style to each design.
From vintage looks and classic aviators to glamorous oversized shapes, the Ralph Lauren eyewear collection offers everything needed to make a style statement.
The eyewear range combines the finest, most luxurious materials with iconic brand elements, making their collection unmistakably Ralph Lauren.
Since 1937 Ray-Ban has been one of the most successful eye-wear brands in the world. Its authentic, iconic, cool and courageous ethos has made it a cross generation brand worn by movie stars, musicians, athletes, rebels and mavericks.
Famous for producing timeless collections, the Aviator, originally designed for the US Airforce and the Wayfarer, launched in 1952, are still inimitable trend icons today. A style staple for many fashion gurus, Ray-Ban regularly top the must-have lists of individuals all over the world.
Bvlgari glasses are sleek, modern and daring. Giving the wearer the opportunity to try out new styles. With styles available to fit any face shape, Bvlgari glasses are crafted from the finest materials paired with a mystifying amount of attention to detail. Unrivaled quality and design, this brand is the ideal option if you’re looking for something to wow.
One of the most adored brands under the Paris fashion houses, Chanel still remains in charge of the fashion industry today. With their well-known patterns using subtle touches of pearls, tweed, chains and two tones all matched with an abundance of class, elegance and sophistication Chanel continuously offers timeless collections.
Salvatore Ferragamo is one of the world’s best-known Italian luxury brands.
Today, the basic principles underlying Salvatore Ferragamo’s art of shoemaking, craftsmanship, creativity and elegance, are reflected in the entire product range, including eyewear.
Salvatore Ferragamo eyewear uses iconic symbols from its heritage, whilst also experimenting with new shapes and materials, paying attention to the finest detailing.
As we slowly saunter into the Summer months, we at Dipple & Conway are delving into the latest seasonal trends and welcoming a new sunglasses collection across our three stores. With the lighter evenings and a tease of warmer weather on the horizon, it’s time to start parading those shades! Take a look at our style blogs to inspire your new look this season.
"I’m very impressed by the friendly and helpful attitude of the staff at Dipple and Conway, and by the very competent and professional service my optometrist provided. It really is a pleasure to ones eyes tested there."Mike Lindsay