Welcome to this week’s B Sunglasses Round-up. Each week, we’re focusing on the biggest sunglasses news stories, looking at fashion news, eyewear technology, the wider eyewear industry, and pretty much anything else that strikes our fancy. Last week’s round-up focused on Intel and Hussein Chalayan’s collaboration at Paris Fashion Week and Moncler’s first sunglasses range. This week, we’re looking at Paris Fashion Week and we also want to talk about some of the exciting things we’re up to here at B Sunglasses.
Sunglasses at Paris Fashion Week
Oversized round Baroque sunglasses from Prada
Paris Fashion Week came to a close on Wednesday and all of the biggest magazines are talking about it. We can’t supply photos as they were all taken by professional photographers, but we can link you to some of the best sites! As you would expect, Vogue covers PFW in a lot of detail, over several articles, so it’s definitely the top pick. But Elle’s PFW section is also a great resource.
At PFW, Fendi used a lot of glitter to get everyone’s attention, and the latter half of the week featured designs that were heavily inspired by the 80s. As far as sunglasses go, it was similar to the recent London Fashion Week, as round-rimmed sunglasses continue to rise up to the top of the fashion world – particularly oversized round sunglasses. You can check out our round sunglasses and oversized sunglasses, but here are a few of our favourites:
Tom Ford Carrie round oversize sunglasses – available here
Chloe New Erine scalloped lens detail sunglasses in black – available here
MIU MIU Metal Mix round sunglasses in black – available here
Brand Focus: Michael Kors
This week, we’re focusing on Michael Kors, the incredible fashion designer based in NYC. Michael Kors is famous for its shoes, stunning clothes, and its elegant sunglasses.
With an aesthetic that is perhaps better compared to the great Italian designers than to its American competitors, Michael Kors has some of the most impressive sunglasses in our entire collection. You can check out the Michael Kors collection today, but here are a few of our favourites for you consider:
Michael Kors Kendall II sunglasses in silver teal mirror – available here
Michael Kors Adrianna I sunglasses in dark tortoise gold – available here
Michael Kors Willa I round sunglasses in red gold – available here
Macmillan – Brave the Shave!
On the 1st of November, three of B Sunglasses’ finest will be “braving the shave” in order to raise awareness and money for Macmillan Cancer Support. So many people are affected by cancer at some point in their lives and Macmillan works tirelessly to support them, but it needs us in order to do this. So B Sunglasses’s Philly, Jake, and Matt are all shaving their hair off in the hope that generous donations will be made – all in aid of Macmillan. Shaving your hair off is a massive deal, but it’s nothing compared to the struggles of people who lose their hair as they go through chemotherapy treatments. If you’d like to support Macmillan, then please donate whatever you can to our JustGiving page. There will be more information and pictures closer to the first of November!
We’ve Got a Winner!
Some of you will remember the competition we ran last month in association with Ray-Ban®. The prize was a trip for 2 to Miami, along with a Ray-Ban® goodie bag. Loads of people entered and this week we announced that Damien Broom won the prize. So congratulations to Damien; we hope you have a brilliant time! This competition was conceived as a way to give back to our customers a little bit, but also as a great way to raise awareness of Ray-Ban® latest Clubround sunglasses, which combine the vintage Clubmaster style with the round sunglasses style that is absolutely huge at the minute. Here are a few of our favourite Ray-Ban® Clubround sunglasses:
These black and pink Clubrounds are incredible – available here
These blue Clubrounds are stylish yet casual – available here
These brown and Havana double bridge Ray-Ban® Clubround sunglasses are a brilliant mix of vintage and modern – available here
Another Competition! Win a Pair of Marshall Headphones!
B Sunglasses have teamed up with Marshall (the iconic guitar amp and fashion company) to offer five lucky customers the chance to win a pair of Marshall’s incredible new headphones. With decades of experience in the music business, it’s about time Marshall brought out its own headphones. And as B Sunglasses has a brilliant range of Marshall Eyewear sunglasses, it seemed like a brilliant opportunity to reward our customers and promote their new headphones. Anyone who buys a pair of Marshall sunglasses from B Sunglasses during October is automatically included in this competition. At the end of the month we’ll choose 5 people at random to win! You can read more about this competition here.
Keep your eyes peeled for next month’s competition, where you’ll be in with a chance of winning a £200 voucher to send here at B Sunglasses – and we’ll also include free vision lenses as part of the prize! We’ll give you more details about this competition closer to the time, so remember to check out our blog every now and again and to drop by every Sunday for a new B Sunglasses Round-up!