Dita Narcissus, the lively companion to last season’s hit frame Creature, probes the complicated interplay of two 1980s cultural phenomena that continue to reverberate in contemporary society: the embrace of angular, directional silhouettes in fashion and the rapid shift from analog to digital technology.
This modern revival of a DITA classic exemplifies the brand’s dedication to fine design and innovative materials. Narcissus’s oversized frame recalls the bold, muscular proportions of 80s-era womenswear and accessories—silhouettes that tinkers with traditional concepts of power and subverted gender roles; the effect is especially pronounced in the carefully sculpted acetate lens rims, which dispense with cliché and offers a fresh take on power dressing for modern women.
The contrast of materials and the novel experimentation with familiar form makes Narcissus a bridge between past and present, nostalgia and innovation. The slender titanium front frame and 2-base lens configuration recall the flourishing technological advances that heralded the arrival of the digital age; exquisitely rendered monofilament details, made possible by DITA’s precision manufacturing techniques, demonstrate the power of blending technique and tradition for a new expression in contemporary eyewear.
- Combination titanium/acetate frame
- Exposed monofilament on inner nose bridge
- Lens mounted inside the titanium structure, encased in acetate
- Custom titanium nose pads
- CR39 100% UVA and UVB protection lenses with anti-reflective coating