It is a well known fact that fashion trends tend to repeat themselves and eye wear is no exception. Eye wear designers will often look back into a bygone era to discover trends that they can reinvent. For example, the London Fashion Week 2012 introduced some fresh designers who exhibited designs based on street styles. The designs were accessorized with retro eyewear such as Wayfarers and the ‘geek chic’. Other designers displayed a range of stylish eyewear and designer frames crafted from bamboo.
The ‘Geek Chic’ Look
Recently, the ‘bigger, the better’ arty look has surged in popularity. The oversized thick plastic frame is trending among city hipsters. Everything once unpopular or nerdy has become the latest style statement. It seems like every art and fashion icon is wearing a pair of these glasses. These Geek chic glasses are best worn to art affairs and other casual occasions such as luncheons, parties, museums, film screenings and galleries.
Raymond Stegeman, an optical designer, designed the Wayfarers back in 1952. The style was made famous by Audrey Hepburn when she wore a pair in the cult movie Breakfast at Tiffany’s. 50 years later, these designer glasses are as popular as ever.
The Cubic look
With boxy frames and ninety degree angles, the ‘cubic look’ comes in full rimmed or rimless cubic eyeglasses. They seem to derive inspiration from sharp edged rectangles and squares. They look ultra modern and undeniably chic, while projecting an intellectual and professional air.
Oversized t-shirts, oversized handbags and lately oversized glasses. Super hip and bold people should try big sunglasses and glasses. These glasses can be worn with anything, as long as it looks funky. But keep this tip in mind. Make sure that the frame goes well with the shape of your face. Round glass frames may not suit rounder and fuller faces very well.