As we get ready to welcome that time of the year when those carefully packed jackets, scarves, boots and other woolens manage to take the front shelf in the wardrobe, here is a look at the coolest brands and their winter collection of sunglasses…
Just because it is fewer hours of daylight doesn’t mean the eyes don’t need protection as much as they do in the summer. In fact, during the winter, eyes need more protection from the glare that could end up causing more harm. Despite of the popular opinion, winter season comes with a strong necessity for a durable and stylish pair of sunglasses. As the countdown begins to the colder days, the eyes and skin around them need more protection.
So unpack your coats and scarves, as we cruise through the Winter 2017 collection of various brands that have freshly transitioned from the Fall 2017 collection of colours and beautiful details.
The Bigger The Better!
Fendi is bringing back the seventies, this season. The Fendi Run Away sunglasses celebrate the graphic heritage of Fendi with a feminine touch. Oversized round shapes and see through effects that act as the USP of these new sunnies. Introducing the new F within a circle logo, designed as an artwork on the lenses and crafted with a special manufacturing technique playing with metal and mirror effects for a clear vision. Incorporating iconic details, such as a thin double bridge and temples featuring a round detail engraved with the F logo, this design truly stands out.
Extra Is Enough!
Echoing the eponymous fashion, Emporio Armani’s collection is playing on contrasts. Merging a mix of materials with striking details and over-the-top design, the frames are constructed to stand out.
EA 2060 sunglasses by Emporio Armani enjoy the quintessential feminine look that reflect sheer elegance with design and functionality matching in all ways.
The sunglasses from the fall-winter collection of this brand are built out of a floral theme that reprise in the rippling metal detail around the lenses and laser-engraved logo accentuating the temple arms. Gloss gold with brown mirrored lenses, could be the next favourite winter accessory.
Designed For A Showdown!
The designers from Dior are presented their Winter eye-pieces in the Maria Grazia Chiuri’s fashion show for the house! These sunglasses are casual and sophisticated in every inch of the detail yet outstanding. Oversized and square shaped with fine metal frame, for the likes of everyone. The models come with quasi-flat lenses engraved with the initials ‘cd’ and a blush hue that evokes this season’s primary colour story.
Not So Minimal!
Geometric, oversized and enhanced by metallic gold details are a pick for the designers at Salvatore Ferragamo! The women’s sunglasses style SF863S feature a contemporary design. The designs are iconic in details with brand’s signature Gancino on both of the temple tips. Reminiscing the days from the era of Audrey Hepburn, these outer profiles of each of the lenses are embedded in a sophisticated interplay of open spaces.
Bold And Beautiful!
Fresh out of boxes, the Julia sunglasses are shining bright in the latest winter collection by Tom Ford. With 100 UV protection lenses, shiny acetate with shiny metal bridge and temples this eyewear style from Italy is going places. Soft squared style with metal T decoration, Tom Ford has been keen on keeping the signature style intact with bold detailing that cover the eyes and provide maximum protection from the glare.
Colours That Don’t Fade!
The rains might be gone but the rainbow sunglasses are here to stay. Ferragamo eyewear presents ‘Rainbow’, inspired by one of the most celebrated creations in the Ferragamo archive.
The patent for the original, iconic Rainbow shoe dates back to 1938, with its cork wedge covered with multi-color suede. Innovative in both material and shape, it was designed by Salvatore Ferragamo for American actress Judy Garland in a bold array of colors. Although it was a far cry from the linear style of the 1940s. These eyewear models draw on graphic design and extensive production techniques, pairing an aviator frame with bold, special ‘tattoo’ style lenses which feature a digitally printed, full-coloured horizontal design.
The new line Echo featuring MMECHO001 is a new line from Mykita+Maison Margiela collection that has been the star of the ramp at the Maison Margiela SS 2018 womenswear show during Paris Fashion Week.
The model MMECHO001 recalls the slim, classic cateye glasses favoured by Fifties film icons. With a rimless shield that extends beyond the visor-like top line, the MYLON model offers a strong, futuristic take on this vintage shape.
Handmade And Handpicked!
Styles in eyewear are one thing, but hand-making them is another. The models from Andy Wolf’s latest Love collection for the winter season are handmade in Austria and much appreciated by stars like Rihanna!
Made from acetate, the model Gloria Sun is a mix of round lenses and cateye frames. Now that is some combination everyone can adore during the winter! Not just a tasteful accessory to team up with long coats and leather boots, these come with the best quality lenses of ZEISS.
Barberini eyewear is walking into the Christmas affairs with Platinum GlassTM. The collection is emphasised by most sparkling models, through lenses that sublimate vision and protection. Saturno (BR 161606) model is a mirror pink gradient gold Platinum GlassTM lenses, in a game of warm and precious nuances such as rose gold metal and burgundy acetate. Another one, Voyager (BR 171402) model comes with infrared protection set in shiny light gold metal circles. Golden ceramic nose pads and an injected bar with ivory-coloured faceted profiles give birth to a fashion icon.
Inspired By Technology
Another collection for the winter that one can’t miss. Okia’s latest ‘UV Designspiration’ collection is an astonishing mix of HDA® technology and UV printing. To further increase the three-dimensional effect, Okia has combined this patented technology with UV printing, a form of digital printing that uses ultraviolet lights to dry or cure ink as it is printed. The look and feel obtained through UV printing is not only for enhancing a customer’s experience but also to enrich the design and highlight colours.
Fashion-forward details and high-end materials are a pick for Versace this winter season. With Maison’s legendary aesthetics and spirit, the eyewear models are displaying strength and power. The model VE 3250 of this collection features a feminine oval shape with slim profiles and, three small glass Medusas in tone-matching colors on the temples. Innovative ‘stained glass’ colour effects give this style a playful pop of contemporary colour.
The relationship between sunglasses and winter fashion is deeply solid. And there is no one to deny to it. Sunglasses in the world of luxury fashion are taken very seriously and thus, the brand owners and designers have been keen on designing the lines that are specifically catering to the weather in this season. Loud colours, maximum UV protection, oversized and wide lenses that not just cover the eyes but also the skin around the eyes. This clearly means that the eyewear fashion is not only developing into a better state but they are being better produced as well!