Eyeglasses Fashion Trends

Eyeglasses fashion trends whether from the runways, from movie icons, or on the street or inspired by retro fashion styles; is an accumulated study to see what is said in unison from all the various sources.

Fashion houses lead the way most times, great and influential house like Gucci, Tom Ford and the resurgence of the Ray-Ban brand all have planted themselves right at the for front of the trend…setting the way.

Pilot Glasses Aviators Alfred T. Palmer [Public domain or Public domain], via Wikimedia Commons

 

While movies and re-designed or updated styling plays a big hand. The fashion houses often allow us to feel a sense of familiarity with the design yet giving us a fresh look, in color and styling.

 

By Ed Ford, World Telegram staff photographer [Public domain], via Wikimedia Commons

By Ed Ford, World Telegram staff photographer [Public domain], via Wikimedia Commons

History plays a major part, recreating a validating looks from times past. A feeling of nostalgia and nod to the personalities that we are reminded about. People like John Lennon and Malcolm X are almost synonymous with the looks they portray. Who thinks of John Lennon without imaging the round glasses, be they sunglasses or just his regular prescription pair of glasses. And Malcolm X?  same thing…Malcolm X glasses are another very well known name for the browline glasses he wore.

Yoko Ono and John Lennon at John Sinclair Freedom Rally.jpg

By Unidentified (Michiganensian is the University of Michigan yearbook published by University of Michigan) – 1972 Michiganensian, p. 203, Public Domain, Link

Then the people speak: from the streets we often see some creative women and men don a style forgotten, maybe from the thrift store shopping and looking through past jewels that give them a sense of style, and a fresh unique look is born. Marrying the two points of time in fashion, creating thus a new feeling as new look. Soon to be recreated as new in the fashion houses; or worn by a famous personality, celebrity, it comes to the forefront again for a resurgence and renewal in a new time…

 

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