Framed at Milan Fashion Week

Known for uber glam designers and high profile attendees, Milan Fashion Week went off without a hitch as those Italian runways dazzled with luxe looks that left us wanting more. As some of fashion’s finest showed off the season’s sumptuous looks, we couldn’t help but notice the runways were awash with shady ladies. From yummy pastels and playful brights to retro shapes and rimless sporty styles to browline details and gleaming metallics, sunnies proved to be a runway staple.

Let’s take a closer look at the eye candy seen in Milan:

Gucci kicked things off by showing strong squared frames with barely there gradient and tinted lenses for fully exposed peepers.

Milan Fashion Week 09.21.2011


Max Mara chose a clean and simple approach with translucent and frosty neutral colored sunglasses, while FENDI put a new twist on minimalism with oversized, rimless styles and lightly tinted lenses in hues of green, purple, orange and pink. Also inspired by color, Prada injected new life into the retro shapes we’ve been seeing by adding bold detailing and color at the brow. D&G hotties sported rock star worthy gilded shades that added the perfect amount of edge to the colorful and pattern crazed collection.

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Chic jet setting with a touch of the masculine was the story at Trussardi with unisex retro shades that were also featured in the men’s collection. Versace sunnies made a statement in an oversized, rimless aviator shield hybrid with an opaque color tint and a brazen bridge.

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Classic aviators with metallic bridge detailing and blue and amber lenses were the go to style at Just Cavalli. Purple proved to be an inspiration at Emporio Armani who showcased the color in a pretty pastel on double rimmed, square frames, and at Bottega Veneta where the hue was brighter and used to accent the browline of a semi-rimless cat-eye. (This reinvented cat-eye was also seen in red and green and offers a fun take on this much loved shape). Bottega also boasted another novel approach to a retro frame by adding the pointed corners of a cat-eye onto a round frame and giving it a speckled finish.

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Dolce & Gabbana got flirty with pastels in thick, chunky shapes which added extra pep to the already lively collection. Salvatore Ferragamo showed patterned outfits in rich reds, purples and oranges paired with feminine, deep red frames and completed a glam safari look with tan, leather covered aviators.

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DSQUARED2 carried on the color trend with eye-popping neons in sporty plastic shapes, while Giorgio Armani kept it classic in frosted green and honey tones adorned on vintage rounds.

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Can’t wait to see what Paris will bring!