Revel in Fall 2011 Eyewear Trends

If you’re baffled about how it’s already August and wondering where your summer went, you’re not alone. While we will all be mourning the lazy summer days that will soon be no more, there’s at least one thing to look forward to: new fall fashions! As you can probably guess, we’re more than excited about the fabulous eye candy that fall will bring. Take a look at some of the upcoming season’s hottest trends – we know you’ll find them eye-resistible!

This fall women will be Mod about eyewear’s retro appeal, delight in the decadence of Baroque influences and go wild over the pattern craze.

Baroque Beauty

Opulence is golden this fall as runways gleamed with decadent accessories, eyewear being no exception. Extravagant temple bar designs, rhinestones, crystals and intricate embellishments pay tribute to sumptuous Baroque fashion. Cat-eyes – a must-have in kitschy, classic or updated styles – show off ladylike style in bold berry hues. Gold accents on black frames create a statement-making combo.

Caviar (6845) by Ultra Palm Optical; Lafont (Gilda) by Lafont; Judith Leiber (JL1622) by Legacie and Prada (PR27N) by Luxottica

Graphically Devoted

Bold ‘80s influences inject life into the traditional subdued neutrals of fall. Wild patterned frames (think polka dots, lace, plaid and more) ignite the creativity and passion for individual style that ruled the fashion world at that time. Bright colors, translucents, two-toned and ombré looks keep things flirty and fun, while metal aviators, mirrored lenses and angular shapes add a new wave edge.

Lilly Pulitzer (Harper) by Kenmark Group; Face a Face (Moons2) by Face a Face; Marc Jacobs (MJ367) by Safilo Group and Dolce&Gabbana (DG3116) by Luxottica

Mod Madam

The ‘70s rave from last season picks up steam, but this time with a splash of ‘60s persuasion for frames that will leave fashionable femmes wanting more. Frames have retro glam appeal in circular styles – from rounded squares to small rounds to oversized bug-eyes. Honey brown hues, abstract tortoise patterns and colored lenses play up the vintage vibe of this tantalizing trend.

NO2 Sun (Ornella) by MYKITA; Face a Face (Terry1 & Terry2) by Face a Face; Phillip Lim (Sabine) by MODO and Emilio Pucci (EP680S) by Marchon Eyewear


For men it’s all retro all the way with styles inspired by the irresistible frames of the ‘60s and ‘70s.

Refined Gentleman

Retro influences continue to steal the spotlight in eyewear. However, these familiar silhouettes have been tastefully pared down to refined proportions this season. Designers revealed their devotion to iconic 1960s style specs in tortoise and black, making them the most dominant style on the runway. Circular shapes are key – from true rounds to rounded squares. Thin wire frames, semi-rimless and rimless styles take a clean, minimalistic approach.

Colors In Optics Original Vintage Collection (CS146) by Colors In Optics; Flashlights (7731) by Silhouette Optical; Randolph Engineering (P3) by Randolph Engineering and Seraphin (Sumpter) by Ogi Eyewear

Practical Prepster

Men won’t be able to resist the tempting bold browlines, geometric shapes and alluring details that they will be faced with this season. Last season’s semi-rimless frames with statement-making browlines continue to be a strong focus, while squared or angled frames, smoky or marbled hues and ombré colors prove to be awe-inspiring. Fall’s charming take on tortoise will have every guy eager to release his inner prepster.

VonZipper (Joe) by VonZipper; Tru Trussardi (TR12814) by Charmant; 7 For All Mankind (Westgate) by MODO and Mario Galbatti (MG118) by Best Image Optical

Vintage Jock

This fall, vintage inspiration meets sporty styling for a look that is on point for the trendy, active male. The classic aviator has been revamped and has re-emerged on runways with that infamous ‘70s flair. Blues and whites keep it light and fresh, while tans and somber two-tones keep the vintage spirit alive. Decorative and double bridges keep frames modern, yet true to their retro roots.

Columbia (Gordo) by L'Amy America; GANT by Michael Bastian (G MB Geek) by Viva International Group; 4th Dimension (4656) by ProDesign and DSQUARED2 (DQ0031) by Marcolin


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