Spectacles used to serve one purpose and one purpose only – to help us see more clearly. People would simply have an eye test then choose glasses from a limited range of colours and styles. Then we became more fashion conscious. The 1960’s gave us Twiggy. Fashion designers like Mary Quant were pop-cultural icons and, as visual media became more widespread we adopted the styles of our favourite movie stars and celebrities. Jackie Kennedy (Onassis), Steve McQueen and Audrey Hepburn wore the coolest shades. Michael Caine and Peter Sellers, along with artists such as Andy Warhol made spectacles an integral component of the fashion ensemble and so it began. Each celebrity had a different look and their favourite brands. With individuality in mind, Spectacles Direct Edinburgh looks at four very different spectacle manufacturers, so you can choose the perfect designer spectacles brand for your style and personality.