Trends in eyewear are linked to trends in fashion clothing. ~ Catharina Rüß, London Academy of Fashion and Design
2017 Fashion Report: It’s All In The Details
London February 2017 — Fashionistas will tell you that London Fashion Week is one of the most anticipated events. With star studded line-ups, avant garde presentations and swarms of catwalk shows, everyone is sure to be lost in a world of style inspiration. It’s obvious – designers are relying more and more on eyeglasses as a key fashion accessory. This trend was huge at February ’17 London Fashion Week where accessories were in focus – bags, jewelry, belts, shoes and especially eyewear were not just regarded as an extra – they were often the highlight of designer shows.
A survey with European fashion students confirms this: 69% of the respondents regard the importance of eyewear as a fashion accessory on a steady increase. This year at Fashion Week the British Fashion Council announced a shake-up in events, bridging the gap between high street and high-end. Burberry introduced a ‘buy it now’ feature to their shows and over 150 pop up shops were added.
To help you stay ahead of the fashion curve this year, Philadelphia Eyeglass Labs has your eyes covered with the key takeaways from Fashion Week – and shows how you can incorporate these looks in your eyewear. Ready to visit London? Let’s go!
Large & In Charge
A hit with bloggers, designers and consumers, the oversized look is here to stay. London street looks showed an oversized pair of specs is an easy way to embrace this trend.
She Comes In Colors
While adding color to your glasses is a must- have for ’17, it’s all about keeping things subtle. The colour palette during Fashion Week was relevantly minimal, and most designers stuck to ambers, cool blues, marbled greys.
Double wire rims have a good spot on the2017 eyewear trend list, as they continue to stand out among the rest on runways all year-long. Tinted lenses with funky wire rims are fun to discover, while mirrored lenses seem to be a top trend and look great mixed with this particular look.
Glasses with colorful lenses made a splash at London shows bringing in bold color pops of fushia and blue. Yellow lenses seem to be a top trend and a sunny look for spring and summer.
If you want to play up the new year trends and are rather adventurous, bold embellished rims are probably your best bet. It doesn’t have to be too much though – even just a touch of floral additions to oversized and rounded lenses gives a fashion-forward look.
Aviators – Still Flying High
Aviators have been a statement on the runways for quite some time, and show no signs of disappearing – something we’re thankful for. There’s just something entirely enticing about a good pair of aviator glasses, and designers at the ’17 shows weren’t shy in updating some rather coveted looks in large dark mirrored and vibrant blue looks.
Hot & Cool Eyewear Trends for Men
For 2017, designers reinvent classic men styles and give men the power to level up style and attitude with everything from round frames to classic aviators. Professional, stylish, geeky, vintage or funky are all updated with a modern twist.
The hipster style made a strong statement during Fashion Week. With simple lines, these frames were shown with thick rims, square large shape and given a ’17 look with edgy colors and patterns.
Thick-framed geek glasses with metallic accents and unusual colors were featured on the runway with personal interpretations seen on the streets of London.
New vintage eyewear for 2017 transforms this look with edgey classic appeal. Shown were exaggerated, oversized frames, thick rims and double bridges, and wayfarers and aviators that shout retro. Inspired by the glorious 50’s and 60’s, vintage glasses include the browline trend. Think Buddy Holly revisited!
With timeless shapes and colors, we easily associate these glasses with a classic look that never goes out of style. This year’s options include minimalistic design elements, and the color code is ranging between black, brown and gray. Shown suited for professional environments or paired with a night look, traditional colors with rectangle, round or oval frames are the go-to choices. They add gravity to a look so they’re perfect for business. Speaking about rigor, classic tortoise patterns are also trending.
One of the advantages of a new fashion season is the opportunity to go for a style change. Change your look and express your personality with stylish glasses that reflect who you really are.
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