Fashion Friday – Eyewear Trends from NY Fashion Week

new york photoToday is the final day of New York Fashion Week. This year, a profusion of innovatively designed eyewear has been showcased, both on and off the runway. We’re taking a look at our favourites…

This year’s trend at NY Fashion Week is unmistakably completing your look with statement accessories, and in particular, statement sunglasses. From the super tiny to the oversized, both models and guests set an extremely high bar for stand-out eyewear.

Tiny Sunglasses

As Kanye West predicted; Tiny Sunglasses are in. With the likes of Gigi Hadid rocking up to events in Matrix-esque eyewear, and Alexander Wang’s tiny eyewear stealing the limelight at his show, we know they’ll be flying off the shelves this summer. Get the look here:

Small Metal Round Sunglasses in Gold Green by Ray-Ban.
Small Metal Round Sunglasses in Gold Green by Ray-Ban.

Ray-Ban have tapped into the tiny sunglasses trend with these small metal round sunglasses which feature in gold with dark green lenses.

Small Metal Round Sunglasses in Gold Grey Flash by Ray-Ban.
Small Metal Round Sunglasses in Gold Grey Flash by Ray-Ban.

These grey flash lenses are a fresh and summery take on the tiny statement sunglasses seen last week in NY. The lightweight metal wire frame features in gold and is complimented with Havana ear pieces.

RA7040 Glasses in Violet by Ralph Lauren.
RA7040 Glasses in Violet by Ralph Lauren.

Tap into the trend with a stunning pair of glasses. These sleek Ralph Lauren glasses feature in a narrow rectangular frame with a unique colour scheme. The violet frames are given extra character with the marble temple details finished with the gold Ralph Logo. They’re the perfect pair of glasses to stand out in the crowd.

Retro Round

 

Despite the common thread of completing your look with tiny sunglasses, some guests did take a different approach. Front row at the Tom Ford show, next to Rosie Huntington-Whiteley Zayn Malik turned heads in his striking retro-style round sunglasses with a modern edge. The eyewear Zayn sported were a pair of dark super-round lenses finished with an exaggerated gold brow frame. Steal his look here:

FT5494 Sunglasses Clip On in Shiny Rose Gold Blue by Tom Ford.
FT5494 Sunglasses Clip On in Shiny Rose Gold Blue by Tom Ford.

This sunglasses clip-on accessory by Tom Ford can be used to add a unique twist to a set of Tom Ford opticals. The darker round lenses and arched brow bar detailing are a match in style to Zayn’s striking look.

Bridge Feature Round Sunglasses in Pale Gold Black by Prada.
Bridge Feature Round Sunglasses in Pale Gold Black by Prada.

For a more modern approach to Zayn’s look, these round sunglasses by Prada are perfect. The urban character of this pair is created through the black super bridge detailing and grey lenses. They showcase the modern and innovative luxury design Prada is known and loved for.

GG0289O Glasses in Black Gold by Gucci.
GG0289O Glasses in Black Gold by Gucci.

Gucci’s round glasses in black gold offer an optical version of Zayn’s NY Fashion Week look. The classic gold vintage round frames are transported into modernity by the double bridge detailing and black frame. For that extra Gucci flare, the temples are adorned with the iconic three stripe logo.

Flat Brow Sunglasses

For both genders, another eyewear trend at NY Fashion Week were the flat brow sunglasses. Victoria Beckham stepped out in New York last week wearing her signature sophisticated style. Posh Spice’s tailored trousers, roll neck jumper, and sophisticated brown coat, were given a modern urban edge with a pair of oversized sunglasses with a statement flat brow feature. On the runway, Tom Ford’s collection for men showcased many dark, modern mirrored lenses featuring in the this same statement flat brow style. Steal the look here:

1002 Sunglasses in Havana White by Carrera.
1002 Sunglasses in Havana White by Carrera.

The oversized flat top square frames by Carrera are beautifully similar to the style worn by Victoria Beckham last week. The Havana frames are given a bold edge with addition of the white reverse detail. The urban frames have stepped temples that are specially moulded for maximum comfort.

Felix 02 Sunglasses in Shiny Black by Tom Ford.
Felix 02 Sunglasses in Shiny Black by Tom Ford.

These Tom Ford Felix sunglasses are a softer version of the flat brow sunglasses showcased at their show last week. They are incredibly bold and modern, with shiny black frames and the iconic “T” hinge detail on the temples.

Angus 02 Sunglasses in Shiny Black by Tom Ford.
Angus 02 Sunglasses in Shiny Black by Tom Ford.

These futuristic shiny black frames by Tom Ford are bang on trend again this season. The oversized lenses are complete with half-frames in black. The flat brow line detail is bog, bold and showcases the innovative designs of Tom Ford.

 

What was your favourite eyewear style from New York Fashion Week? Let us know in the comments below.