Summers are finally here. Woollens have already given way to cotton. People have started showing off their summer wardrobe. But, isn’t it true that nothing quite finishes a wardrobe for summer like a cool pair of sunglasses?
Keeping up with the season, the designers have also showcased the latest pairs of sunglasses in New York Fashion Week. There were Thom Browne’s mad scientist frames to Prabal’s artful acrylics. Michel Kor’s Jetsetter frames and Ralph Lauren’s Mod Girl shades are for sure, the best looks of the season.
When it comes to eyeglasses, it was exciting to see brands such as BCBG Max Azria, J. Crew and Cynthia Rowley featuring stylish eyeglasses for 2014 summer.
Eye-catching brands of the New York Fashion Week
BCBG Max Azria brought chunky bold glasses in a rich brown hue to this spring-summer collection along with relaxed and fluid clothing designs. For J. Crew, it was the wayfarer glasses for a bold, yet relaxed look. Milly, a New York based fashion brand, have presented retro-inspired cat eyeglasses in metallic white.
Charlotte Ronson, the English fashion designer, has presented oversized round glasses with bold patterns and unique shapes. Flirty shapes mixed with retro prints were showcased by Cynthia Rowley. Ralph Lauren’s spring 2014 collection also presented the classic feminine shape with the perfectly round glasses.
2014 Summer Options
The big chunky heavy glasses that you might have felt you’d rather die than wear are in style. If you love colours, you can go for bold coloured frames this season. Designers have also brought back cat eye frames, but with a unique look though. They have started coming in with a mix of two colours.
Over-sized round frame is another retro look that’s back and is being embraced by fashionistas. Funky printed frames and glasses with extra detailing are on trend too.
What’s for him?
This season, optical brands are experimenting with colours and shapes. But, at times, it could be those simple frames that make you look different.
The top pick for men this summer is of course the Ray-Ban black Foldaway Wayfarer. Every man looks great in Wayfarers. And what better than a black Wayfarer with a tortoise shell?
The Tommy Hilfiger’s Red, White & Blue Aviators with a silver frame has a casual look to it that guys will vouch for. Hugo Boss Palladium Black, a mature pair of sunglasses from Hugo Boss, offers an alluring rectangular frame well-suited to a rectangular face shape. Moreover, it has polarized lenses to ensure ultimate protection from the sun.
The best thing about Persol folding sunglasses is that they suit all face types. Their Havana frame colour is equally suitable to all skin complexions. No wonder, there cannot be a more complete piece of sunglass in the market.
For this season’s must have frame colour, Karl Lagerfeld’s 61 frames win hands down. It is probably the best for men in the summer of 2014.