The Fashion Week shows from New York to London, Milan to Paris featured a theme of eclecticism where designers really played with prints and textures and savory flourishes such as that of lace, embroidery, crystal details and lots of sequins. Glitters and sparkle really took flight. The opulence noticed was also to be found on the innovative summer 2016 eyewear trends that often took us to the future and back. We notice everything from the true to form wayfarers and aviators but also some rather odd and flashy versions of those accessories we so love to boast.
The top 2016 eyewear trends noticed on the runway include:
1. Oversized Sunglasses Are a Must
This is the theme that you should take care to follow best. While you might like tiny glasses, it is the oversized that rules the runway for the spring and summer seasons of 2016 and we expect it will continue on into the fall and winter as well.
We see round frames with floral embellishments at Dolce & Gabbana, along with candy striped butterfly frames, square frames with golden glitters at Gucci, gorgeous aviators at Chanel with the engraved looks, and those round Escada pieces with the double wires. We see oversized squares at Cg, rounds at Custo Barcelona, combinations of round and cat at Marni and D lenses at Felder Felder, the likes of Boss, Bibhu Mohapatra and Banana Republic not too far behind.
2. Aviators Still Dominate the Style
Gorgeous aviator sunglasses can be seen all around, from the futuristic but gorgeous Chanel pieces with the multiple hues and the engraves frameless designs to the crescendo effects on the Acne glasses that have a rather shooting star look to it, double tailed and all. Furthermore, Stella McCartney makes sure to pack a pretty punch with the red and green framed reflective glasses that cover up half the face with their oversized appeal, the dark lenses only adding to the funky results we are faced with. With House of Holland, the red turns to yellow though, the frame picks up some mesh and the wire rims appear to hold those sunshine yellow lenses in place.
3. Titillating Detailing All Over
Details, details, and details… There are all types and forms and designs in terms of details, from the barely there to the over the top embellishments. The former can be visualized through the Chanel glasses that come in different hues but all seem to share a similar engraved design that has a rather futuristic effect to it. Titillating details you want? Check out the round-lensed beauties we see at Opening Ceremony with the waving lace details across the top, along the brow-line. We notice lovely details appear at Dolce & Gabbana with their buggy appeal, even more insect related as the floral embellishments appear on all sides.
4. Square that is Not Really Square Shield Sunglasses
Rounded glasses are great and all, but it is the square that appeals to so many of us out there and that is exactly what Felder Felder has vowed to give us, only with its own flair. This is a look we notice also at Ralph Lauren, the double wire rims and darkest of dark lenses really giving the style an interesting appeal. It is a gorgeous trend, especially when you add candy apple red to a similarly colored frame, the eyes clearly visible behind the coloring, as seen at Emilio Pucci.
5. Dark Lenses Are a Favorite
Lenses can come in many different colors but it appears that the dark is holding tight to the top slot, with good reason. It is the best to protect against the fierce glare of the sun in general, making designer pieces such as the grey rimmed techy looking futuristic lenses at Marco di Vincenzo, the round and cat eye combinations with aqua detailing at Fendi, and the red and white stripes on the frames of butterfly shapes sunglasses made to match with the outfits at Dolce & Gabbana look positively delectable.
We see futuristic sunglasses for 2016 with crescendo wayfarers at Acne, cat eyed beauties at Isa Arfen, and lovely aviators at Chanel. Dark lenses in a red and black color combine at Marni, the frames and interesting detailing taking over at Opening Ceremony, and it is all about the black lens with the colorful frames in a cat eye fashion as per the Moschino summer 2016 show. The dark lenses are in and we are loving every aspect of it.
6. Rise of the Rimless Glasses
It is not a common theme, but it is a trend nonetheless as we notice the lack of frames on some of those Chanel aviators that cover a blue shadowed face underneath. Who needs frames anyhow? Along with Chanel, Roberto Cavalli agrees that you certainly do not, presenting gorgeous yellowish ombre lenses to match with the golden detailing on the clothing and the flower inspired hoop hearings in an 18-karat yellow gold. You can opt for the much smaller, Neo-inspired pieces spotted at Akris that give you a definite amount of cool and a really out of the box effect.