brief breakdown of eyewear trends spotted on the A/W 19 runway spotted and boy are you in for a treat! We just can’t get enough of these innovate eyewear design, we spotted 10 amazing and unique different trends you definitely want to look out for when you’re getting your latest sunglasses.
The Super-Slim Cat Eye
There has been a continued shift towards narrower profiles as the increase of cat-eye shapes gather wider commercial pace. The exaggerated winged shapes are accentuated by slimmer silhouettes.
The Extended Rectangle
An increased in extended rectangle profile proves the shift in slightly narrower and less rounded eyewear shapes as seen above. This style most commonly comes in an acetate frame, this versatile style will pick up 80s through early 2000s inspired looks. Opt for bright and bold colours or embellishments for a contemporary approach.
As activewear continues to stay on the runway and commercially, the shield trend is a must-have style. An oversized wrap profile with flat toplines enhanced the sports and utility associated. Tinted lenses are essentials as seen above.
The Rimless Frame
Metal temples, brow bard and screw-free temples is the new fuss-free style, a new lightweight and youthful shape. Upscaled silhouettes such as the oversized square remains a contemporary shape.
Novelty frames are starting to enter the runway supporting the rise in joyous products, these styles are more catered to the youth market with kitsch, playful references making an impact.
Retro Oversized Frames
Oversized statement eyewear has always been a part of fashion and continues to carry through Pre Fall as an alternative to narrow frames. The renewed interest in vintage and retro frames sees retro-influencer butterfly and flared styles.
The Oval Frame
The oval shape is a fresh alternative to the familiar rounded style that has been in trend for the past few seasons. In addition to the oval shape eyeglasses, there’s a sporty edge from the 90s reference.
The Square Frame
Square silhouettes continues to trend borrowing the retro-vintage feel. Oversized proportions demands demand for statement looks in true square and gently rounded shapes.
The Retro Sports Aviator
The aviator evolved in line with the season’s nostalgic and sports influences, active details come in forms of contrasting colours and shield-style shapes.