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The Third Renaissance of the Round

Mykita has launched a third renaissance of the quintessential ”intellectual” glasses from the 1920s and 1930s: the panto form.[/vc_column_text][/vc_column]

The word panto has its origins in a Greek term meaning ”all, every, entire”. The size of the lens corresponds to the human eye socket, which is why panto is considered the first lens form to enable the wearer to see ”everything”.

This classic round / oval shaped spectacle frame celebrated its first comeback in the late 1960s as an expression of opposition to the traditional, conservative lifestyle. In the 1980s the fashion world became interested in the panto look and popularised it in all colours and forms.

Mykita’s stainless steel models Teiti and Thorvald from the Lite collection boast fine contours, large frames and tinted lenses in cobalt-blue, bordeaux-red, green and black.