Take a look at the eyewear featured here with its strong “notice me” message… Conveyed by striking color ways, innovative material mixes and eyecatching details. Then observe the newest handbags, shoes, jewelry and see these directional trends reinforced… as eyewear comes into its own as the prime leader in fashion accessories.

Senior Features Editor: Gloria Nicola   •   Photographed by Ned Matura

Style is always proud of its identity.

From left:
BADGLEY MISCHKA Marguerite from Sama Eyewear; REVLON 556 from Altair Eyewear

True craft is making what is complex feel (and work) simple.

From top:
THIERRY MUGLER 9089 from Eastern States Eyewear; VALERIE SPENCER 9128 from New York Eye/A Hart Specialties Company; MANHATTAN DESIGN STUDIO Mdx S3134 from Aspex Eyewear; MARC JACOBS 089 from Sàfilo USA; INNOVATIVE M/F TECHNOLOGY 479 from Revolution Eyewear

Semi-rimless rules since it is such a “strong” yet simple solution.

From top:
MENIZZI 1026 from Menizzi Eyewear; VERACRUZ 621 from A&A Optical; OATE June from Rainbow World Optical

Metal is making a return so “mine” that matter now.

Clockwise from right:
GEOFFREY BEENE Fabulous from Nouveau Eyewear; Elizabeth Arden Petites 59 from Eyewear Designs; BCBG Max Azria Ambrosia from ClearVision Optical

...Black AND White.

From top:
GUESS 1434 from Viva International Group; NORMA KAMALI 7252 from Avalon Eyewear; VERA WANG 151 from Couteur Designs/ A Division of Kenmark Group

When it comes to keying new colors less is always more.

From top: JESSICA SIMPSON 800 from Colors in Optics; HUMPHREY’S 2203 from BBH Eyewear; FLOAT MILAN 2622C from Match Eyewear; CAZAL 317 from Eastern States Eyewear & Ultra Palm Optical