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Eyewear Trends Fall 2010

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W om e n Eyewear Trends fo r F a l l 2 0 1 0

Wom en ’ s Ey ewea r Trend s Shapes



Mixed materials




Decorative hinges







Vegetal tones



Light cosmetic tints

Color blocking

Blue, green, orange

Tortoise Clear

and yellow tints

Rev e ng e of th e Ner ds This season nerdy specs up their social status and head straight to the in-crowd. Oversized plastic wayfarer or round styles are a must, either in clear, black, brown or tortoise. Smaller versions of these styles, as well as rimless and semirimless frames, channel this trend in bookworm fashion. For a quirkier twist try bold colors or half colored frames, browline or horn-rimmed frames, keyhole bridges and Clubmaster remixes. What once screamed geek now says oh-so-chic. Pair these nerdy frames with a chic outfit consisting of knit tights, winter shorts and a cropped sleeve turtleneck or bow blouse.

Graphi c Appe a l Think of eyewear as artwork this season as anything graphic goes. Shapes are uber angular showing up in every geometric shape from squares, pentagons, hexagons, octagons and more. The use of color is alluring in black accents on neutrals, brights, color blocking, ombrĂŠ effects and color tinted or gradient lenses. Mono-lens shields, sleek flat tops, mixed materials, layered plastics and new takes on aviators show off a futuristic vision. Frames with all-over or partial details like prints, patterns, filigree and cutouts prove that eyewear is a form of self-expression. Wear frames with peplums or drop-waist style shirts, dresses, skirts or jackets; or try a leather jacket with fur trim to add edge to the look.

Vinta g e Vix e ns Options abound this fall for the fashionista with an obsession for all things vintage. Eyewear evocative of the 50s and 60s runs rampant with cat-eyes reigning supreme. Small, classic square, oval and cat-eye shapes in warm neutral hues and tortoise are must-haves for optical frames. Oversized shades in bulbous square, Jackie O-round and bug-eye shapes are key, while tinted lenses and gradients in cosmetic hues keep things feminine. Opalescent finishes, vegetal tones, embellishments and decorative hinges provide a classic richness to these retro-glam styles. For a lady-like look, pair frames with a full skirted dress or dirndl skirt and a silky top with ruffles or flounces.

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WOMEN’S Eyewear Trends for FALL 2010

men Eyewear Trends fo r F a l l 2 0 1 0

men’ s Ey ewea r Trend s Shapes



Material mixes


Keyhole bridges


Horn-rimmed frames

Retro round and square


Colors Tortoise Black Brown Color blocking

Thick plastics Thick temples Browlines Semi-rimless frames Lenses Gradients Brown, black and green tints

Dapper Da nd y Eyewear this season takes inspiration straight from the set of Mad Men. The dapper style of this era is conveyed in retro square, oval and round shapes and timeless colors – tortoise, horn, black and brown. Also taking center stage are frames with an emphasis on the browline – think Clubmaster remixes – as well as semi-rimless styles. Material combos keep frames up-to-date, while vintage keyhole bridges are an ode to the past. Create a dashing effect when pairing these frames with a scaled-down collared shirt, double breasted cardigan or a tailored jacket.

Th e F utur e is Now All eyes are on the future this fall as angular and geometric styles take frames from mundane to sleek. Sporty and futuristic influences collide to produce hard-edged wayfarers, mono-lens shields, layered plastics and more. Color blocking and printed or embedded patterns on frames add a 3-D twist to typically flat, dark styles. Shields and wraparounds come to the forefront, as well as thick plastics, flat tops and sharp shapes. Pair fashion forward frames with metallic scarves or neon-accented, reflective gloves, a semi-sheer basic tee and slim fit dropped crotch pants for a look that is totally futuristic.

Al l Amer i ca n Mr. All-American will be happy this fall as the aviator remains the go-to style this season. Options are endless as aviators appear in all varieties from classic metal looks to plastic 70s styles to thick nerdy frames. New takes on the aviator include bug-eyes or squared navigators, luxurious touches of leather and mixes of plastics, metals or both. Whether it’s a Henley tee, cableknit turtleneck, toggle sweater or anything denim, as long as it’s paired with classic aviators the look will definitely be all-American.

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MEN’S Eyewear Trends for FALL 2010

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