This is a strong look in and of itself, but several major fashion houses seem to have incorporated several trends into one hit designer sunglasses look.
Kate Beckingsdale also seems to have gotten in on the look, but hers, with the less extreme frame shape, is the more feminine take on the rounded plastic gradient lense sunlgasses style.
The gradient lense also reared it’s mysterious face in the futuristic-bohemian Gucci collection for Fall/Winter 2008. Among the fringed boots, ethnic inspired tunics, gold coin belts, flower-child blouses atop tailored slim trousers combined with the unmistakeable Gucci sophistication, were sleek, perfectly shaped, black plastic (but not too heavy) aviators that brought the look together in a truly unforgettable way.
The heavy plastic frames were another strong influence on the fall runways. These seemed to be in keeping with the oversized frames trends of seasons past but there was a notable difference, as seen on the Christian Dior runway, they were…yes, ladylike. The exaggerated elegance of the lady who lunches look took on a positively fashion forward attitude combined with the teased hair, bright lips and absolutely traffic stopping heavy plastic, rounded, oversized and just overall gorgeous shades. For the even less faint of heart, these also come in black and so-of- the -moment purple combination.
In eyewear, whether prescription or just for the thrill of it, the rounded and slightly cat eye tortoise shell eyglasses most notably interpreted by Michael Kors and Ralph Lauren were just the right amount of naughty librarian and lady like chic when smartly perched on the noses of models sporting perfect french twists, immaculately tailored pencil skirts and trousers topped with caramel colored furs.
Last but not certaintly not least, the angular, futuristic look of Prada Fall 2008 sunglasses combined with the ultra elegant, somewhat buttoned up lace dress and severe hair of the ready to wear collection were a truly fresh, tongue in cheek look at the future, with…you guessed it- your very well dressed eye on the past.
Precious, Luxurious residing in the land of contemporary classics.
You can not possibly describe the unique shape of this sunglass. Chic and understated. How about a keyhole detail on the bridge?