Trend Alert: Sunglasses for A/W 2015
Adieu summer, and hello autumn! The change in seasons usually demands a wardrobe overhaul – pack away the tank tops, shorts and summer dresses, and bring out the coats, jackets and scarves. It’s also the time to put away summer’s colourful sunglasses and those mirrored glasses, and bring in deeper colour tones and matte finishes to complement your autumn wardrobe. Here are the eyewear trends from the runways for Autumn / Winter 2015.
Cat Eyes Rule
This has been one of the most enduring styles for the past couple of years. It’s no surprise that the feline trend continues into A/W 2015. Instead of the usual animal print frames, try something a bit more sophisticated with grey frames. Go for a more modern cat eyed look with a thicker rim. Fendi’s round lenses fitted into cat eye frames were also a hit on the runways.
Moving away from summer’s light coloured lenses and ombre sunglasses, A/W 2015 is all about dark lenses. Our favourites are the really dark lenses fitted in a thick rim, preferably in neutral colours. Michael Kors, Fendi, Armani and many other designers showcased this trend.
If a neutral colour is not your thing, go for frames with bold, primary colours – red, blue and yellow are all very happening. Thick frames will make these colours stand out even more.
Round it off
Just like cat eyes, round frames have also been in vogue for some time now. Get the bug-eyed look with Pucci’s studded lenses or Anna Sui’s funky effects on the frames.
Fifty Shades of Grey
While bold colours made a splash on the runways for A/W 2015, the colour that had everyone talking was grey. Dark grey was especially popular, as were textured grey rims. Prada’s grey frames with bluish lenses were very futuristic (but cool), and we also spotted some stylish camouflage prints in grey and white.
Get the look
Get ready for the new season with a little help from Leightons Opticians and Hearing Care. Drop in at your neighbourhood store and browse through our extensive collection of designer sunglasses. Try out Dior’s cat eyes in brown or purple – just the right colours for this autumn. Their leather finish makes these sunglasses a truly luxurious fashion accessory. Or go classic chic with Carolina Herrera black cat eyes – simple and elegant, and the perfect accessory for your autumn holiday. Gucci’s jet-black rectangular frames are perfect if you’re looking for a functional yet stylish pair of sunglasses.
If you have a winter sports holiday on the mountains coming up, go for Maui Jim’s premium polarised sunglasses, which have no less than nine layers of protection built into each lens. This reduces 100% of the UVA & UVB rays and also cuts the glare by 99.9% – perfect for the slopes this winter! While you’re at the store, don’t forget to take an eye test to make sure that your eyes are in perfect condition. If your prescription has changed, we can custom-fit your chosen designer sunglasses with prescription lenses. So go ahead and set the trend; sport the hottest fashion accessory this A/W 2015!