tens sunglasses: see the world through wes anderson film filters

tens sunglasses: see the world through wes anderson film filters

following their first instagram-filter-like shades in 2014, tens sunglasses has created a limited edition range of eyewear that, once worn, visually takes wearers back in time. called ‘spectachrome’, the sunglasses feature filter lens inspired by the colors of wes anderson films.


it’s been five years since we launched our original filter lens, so we wanted to get this right,‘ says founder kris reid. ‘I can honestly say, looking through spectachrome feels like being in a scene of a sun-bleached 1970’s postcard, we can’t wait for people to try it!

all images courtesy of tens sunglasses



for their limited edition ‘spectachrome’ range, tens sunglasses enlisted the help of photographers when developing the designs. the results capture the unique color palettes typically found in wes anderson films, such as moonrise kingdom, the royal tenenbaums and hotel chevalier to name just a few. combining rich emerald greens and accentuated citron tones, the shades deliver an enlightening color shift that transport the users to a world of vintage cinema.



‘spectachrome’ is available in either dark havana or sand crystal finishes, whether in their carter, dakota or classic shapes. with the design manufactured from scratch resistant materials in italy, each frame is then handcrafted in optical grade and plat-based acetate. the limited edition range can be pre-ordered via tens sunglasses’ indiegogo campaign.









project info:


name: spectachrome

brand: tens sunglasses

campaign: indiegogo

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