Eyewear and Trends: Frames and Sunwear Trends


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Fashion Editor: Gloria Nicola
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Let’s study an elegant teardrop or a whimsical temple tip in the shape of a lady’s slipper. Take a closer look at an exquisitely sculpted temple twist or extravagantly engraved split temples. Intensely eye zebra-striped interiors and iridescent finishes. Gaze deeply at angled bowtie designs and elongated cat eyes. Examine floating lenses and flash mirrors. Details do make the difference.

Clockwise from top left: NORMA KAMALI 7152, modified plastic rectangle with squared metal temple tips, from Avalon Eyewear/Member Nassau Vision Group • Circle No. 267;
VIVIENNE WESTWOOD Evelyn, rimless modified rectangle with dropped temples and sculpted slipper-style temple tips, from Red Rose • Circle No. 275;
TITAN MINIMAL X, SPX oval/upsweep with titanium temples and signature teardrop temple tips, from Silhouette Optical • Circle No. 280;
OMOMUKI K17, titanium rectangle with aerodynamic teardrop temple tips, from Seiko Optical Products • Circle No. 278

From left: KATA 79, semi-rimless titanium bowtie
with engraved open split temples, from eyeOTA • Circle No. 270;
PERRY ELLIS 191, modified plastic rectangle with temple engravings encased in plastic, from Eyewear Designs • Circle No. 271;
KISURA 506, plastic rectangle with twisted temples,
from Mitani USA • Circle No. 274;
MARC ECKO SCOPES 5010, plastic rectangle with metal temples
inset into plastic endpieces and highlighted with signature rhino icon, from Viva International Group • Circle No. 282

From top: COSMOPOLITAN Saucy, plastic bowtie with twisted temples and zebra striped interior, from Rem Eyewear • Circle No. 276;
TURA N505, plastic laminate in bowtie design, from Tura • Circle No. 281;
LAURA ASHLEY Sun 36, plastic oval with lace-like texture, from Signature Eyewear • Circle No. 279;
HUSH PUPPIES 365, metal bowtie with extended endpieces, from Lancer International/Division Kenmark Group • Circle No. 272

From top: ESSENCE 106S, oversize metal rectangle with lenses mounted on frame, wide sculpted bridge and split endpieces and temples, from Marcolin USA • Circle No. 273;
KENNETH COLE Millennium Man, double-bridge metal rectangle with plastic temples, from ClearVision Optical • Circle No. 268;
CAZAL 920, double-bridge design mounted onto lenses floating within oversize metal frame, from Eastern States Eyewear & Ultra/Palm Optical • Circle No. 269;
EUROPHIA Vibe, rimless metal with raised bridge and dropped temples,
from Sama Eyewear • Circle No. 277