There’s a new Scout collection at Glasses Direct, and we’re excited to share all the details. Read on to find out more.

Big news! There’s a new collection of Scout frames on Glasses Direct and we couldn’t be more excited. Since its creation in 2012, Scout has been renowned for its fun, punchy and modern styles created with expert craftsmanship. With this new collection, favourite frames like the East have been given cool updates so you that you can enter the new month looking fresh. We wanted to dig a little deeper and find out a bit more about the collection. So who better to ask than Andie, our resident buyer? We turned to Andie for insider knowledge and insight. Including everything from the inspiration behind the collection, to what customers can expect, check out our interview below.

GLASSES DIRECT: What was the inspiration behind the new collection?

ANDIE: Classic and retro shapes have been the sweet spot of the fashion set for several seasons and we see this persevering for 2019. Round frames have become firm fixtures throughout our ranges and a focus point for Scout this season too. But we have moved the shape on from the traditional colours in which the round is so often offered such as black, tortoiseshell and clear. Instead, we’ve taken inspiration from seasonal colour trends that are set to dominate this SS19.

GD: What are some big trends people should be aware of?

A: Fashion designers are still embracing shapes from the sixties and seventies to the eighties and nineties. But are also embracing colours and prints of the same decades this season too.

One of our favourite SS19 trends is tie-dye. The number of fashion houses using it on their catwalks was as broad as it was colourful. We give this colourful pattern subtle nods in the forms of vibrant tortoiseshells in our most recent Scout collection. Because tortoiseshell is also made using multiple and combined colours it shares a similar pattern to the seasonal print.

GD: Is there another trend that’s on your radar?

A: Another trend that’s capturing our attention with its functional aesthetic is utilitarian. For clean lines and muted colours work as well within eyewear as on the catwalk.

GD: What is different about the Scout collection?

A: Customers will notice masculine and unisex shapes. We felt this was missing from Scout especially during a time when the call for gender-neutral fashion has never been louder. We also noticed a demand for ultra-thin and lighter frames, but we wanted to feature more generous and substantial acetates for SS19. This has helped us achieve more captivating colour combinations that align with seasonal trends.

GD: What is the same?

A: Slender shapes are still present and popular within Scout. Feminine and subtle pops of colour are also still at the heart of the range.

GD: What can customers expect from the collection?

A: Our mission is to create accessible design that sources inspiration from high fashion, but at a low price. There is nothing fast about Scout and we are confident that customers can expect to still be wearing our latest Scout offering long after seasons and trends have changed.

Ready to shop the new collection? Check out the full Scout line here.