Fashion designer Giorgio Armani started up his company in 1975. Hailed as one of the most successful Italian fashion designers in the world, the founder did not always have his eyes set on fashion. In his early years, Giorgio Armani actually aspired to become a medical professional then joined the army in 1953. It was only after experiencing hospital life that the founder decided he was yearning a different career path.
In the 1960’s Giorgio found a job as a window dresser then a sales assistant in menswear. It wasn't until this point that Armani discovered his unique talent and new skills set. The Armani umbrella has over 7 different labels; each with its own unique identity and brand image. The two largest labels are Giorgio Armani and Emporio Armani. These two lines offer everything from apparel to jewellery, time pieces and other accessories including eyewear.
The brand's eyewear collection was developed in 2008. Emporio and Giorgio Armani eyewear are very popular brands and have been worn by many high-profile celebrities including Michael Fassbender, Katie Holmes, and Karolina Kurkova. The eyewear collection offers both prescription glasses and sunglasses. The Giorgio Armani label has a luxurious, sophisticated and classic appeal whereas the Emporio Armani label has a youthful, modern glamorous appeal. No matter what generation you belong to, the company offers something for everyone.
Armani glasses are a great investment for those who need to wear prescriptive eyewear. Most of the frames produced are available in all three frame settings so whether it’s a fully rimmed, semi-rimless or rimless frame you are after; there is a model that is right for you. Most of the glasses are made from a metal frame material as this material is strong and very durable.
Durability is very important because the longer your spectacles last, the more value for money you get from them. Armani sunglasses are great for protecting the eyes against the sun’s harmful UV rays. Sunglasses also help to protect the eyes against visible light which can affect people, especially those who are sensitive to strong sunlight. To resolve this problem, make sure you select sunglasses with darker lens tints as the darker the tint, the less visible light is able to pass through the lenses.