Trends are usually so fleeting, coming and going as the seasons past. However, if there’s one thing that’s been a mainstay in both the Spring/Summer and Fall/Winter runways for 2016, it’s ornate, OTT sunglasses.
It seems like this year, designers across the board decided that eyewear should step out of the shadows as an optional accessory and become an essential piece to complete and complement an outfit.
Forget classic aviators — from elaborate embellishments, crazy colours, intriguing geometric shapes to oversized and micro-sized frames, there was no limit to the amount of kitsch and detail that each label put into their eyewear this year.
Chanel, in particular, featured sunglasses and optical frames that transcended time for Fall/Winter 2016. There’s the Vintage, a selection of oversized, frameless sunglasses that scream ’80s retro; Urban Chic, the range of modern acetate optical glasses and sunnies in deep hues of blue, silvery-green and brown with mirrored lenses; and Futuristic, pairs of flat, mirrored sunnies that feature laser-drawn quilting (Chanel’s signature) across the lenses.
It’s not too late to jump on the trend bandwagon — click through the gallery above to check out the coolest pairs from Chanel you need now!
The Chanel Fall/Winter 2016/17 eyewear collection is now available at all Chanel boutiques. The Vintage styles will be available from September 2016 onwards.
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