COOL OFF: Singer Kyle Deutsch with a friend at the launch.
COOL OFF: Singer Kyle Deutsch with a friend at the launch.
Now there is eyewear to match your favourite pair of Havaianas. Supplied picture.
Now there is eyewear to match your favourite pair of Havaianas. Supplied picture.
Singer Kelly Khumalo
Singer Kelly Khumalo
Singer and MC Leanne Dlamini rocks a pair of Havaiana eyewear. Supplied picture.

Every stylish fashionista knows that a pair of flip flops or sandals from Havaianas are the perfect accessories for summer and the beach.

Made from high-quality rubber, the sandals come in a Y-thong design and textures and colours range anything from neon pink to dark colours and animal print foot bed.

One thing is for sure, they are one of the most stylish and recognised flip-flops in the world. Now there is eyewear to match your favourite pair.

Recently launched by the Safilo Group at a beach-themed party at the chic Sandton San Deck Bar and Restaurant, the Havaianas Eyewear Collection embodies Brazil’s spontaneous vibrancy and impresses with playful colourful and mirrored frames.

Attended by the who’s who in fashion and entertainment, hosted by the effervescent Taryn Louch, we spent the afternoon sipping on refreshing cocktails, nibbling on delicious canapés and enjoyed a live performance by Kyle Deutsch.

The Safilo Group is a Italian eyewear creator and worldwide distributor of quality and premium sunglasses, optical frames and sports eyewear.

Its impressive portfolio includes Dior, Dior Homme, Fendi, Jimmy Choo and Moschino.

Created by Robert Fraser in 1962, Havaianas is a Brazilian brand of flip-flops inspired by the Japanese * ri sandals.

Fraser became the first to mass-produce flip-flops out of rubber; with the brand name derived from the feminine form of the Portuguese word for “Hawaiians”.

Today 200 million pairs of the brand are sold every year. First launched in August 2016 in Brazil, the birthplace of Havaianas, the Havaianas Eyewear rollout is now in full swing worldwide.

With two collections scheduled to launch per year, spring/summer in January and fall/winter in August, the eyewear is set to be the coolest summer companion for trendsetters.

The Havaianas SS/18 Eyewear collection comes in easy-to-wear styles and a variety ofshapes, sizes and colour combinations.

It also offers an extra-large option, which is a global first in the business.

Interesting shapes include the Pilot, Cat-eye, Panthos, Square and Floripa. The fun packaging is colourful neoprene pouches in a variety of options.

The lenses have UVA/UVB protection and an array of finishings including solid, gradient and mirrored.

Summer is all about sun, the beach and sipping cocktails poolside with friends.

If you enjoy dressing for summer then the Havaianas SS18 Eyewear Collection was made for you. 

*You can shop the Havaianas SS/18 Eyewear collection in South Africa towards the middle of next month at selected sunglasses spots, such as EyeCandy in Hyde Park Corner, The Eyemakers, Sunstoppers Gateway in Umhlanga.