Hogging the Fashion Week runways… Sunglasses

The world is buzzing with talks about the hottest trends and styles with fashion month in full swing! From Milan Fashion Week to the recently concluded Lakme Fashion Week, it’s peak fashion season. We’re being introduced to the Spring ’15 styles, and I must say, this season’s runway presentations have been very appealing. The clothes are more wearable and styles enchanting, relatively.

In all the maze that the glitterati created, I couldn’t help but notice one thing – that’s how sunglasses have made an important appearance on the runways, both domestic and international.

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While the recently concluded Lakme Fashion Week Summer/Resort 2015 too saw designers like Sabyasachi, Tarun Tahiliani, and many others, complimenting there fresh apparel with trendy sunglasses, what left me wondering was the reason for doing so.

Clearly, Sabyasachi’s collection, as is the case with all of his design line, didn’t fall in line with the casual spring wear. The models wearing the long traditional skirts with crop tops made quite a statement with dark round sunglasses!

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Even men with Sabya trademark achkans were seen walking the long runway with same black round sunnies.

In fact, it seemed Sabyasachi wanted to make a point with these sunglasses, considering no other accessory decorated the divas and hunks walking for him. I wanted to get you his version of the story, but all the efforts of calling him went in vain.

With others, however, it was pretty clear that they were setting the styles rolling for the upcoming spring and summer seasons, and hence the sunglasses fitted the bill.

Setting the ramp on fire with their hotness

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The designer duo Aiman Agha and Armaan Randhawa’s ‘Armaan Aiman’ pieces of feminine pastel tones were well-paired with retro round frames.

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Shon Randhawa’s Patine saw the allure of the 70’s. These modern & relaxed pieces with tea shades recreate the 70’s bohemian look aptly.

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The Easies collection by Killer Jeans embodied the urbane casual wear, ideal for the young at heart men who’re always on the go. A line of relaxed summer clothing, they were paired with vintage, yet casual eyewear.

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Probably my favourite of the lot, Tarun Tahiliani’s luscious and royal Indian prints with embellishments, chunky jewellery and headgear were to die for. An added bonus was the oh-so-stylish round frames!

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Modern and downright classy, Shruti Sancheti’s Pinnacle was inspired by Indian tradition & craft. The vintage-inspired with modish twist sunglasses added to the classiness of the line.

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Oh my, my! Anuj Bhutani showcased an extravagant and elegant travel inspired collection for his label ‘Reboot’. The line was well complemented with modish sunglasses.

So, why is eyewear becoming such a hit on the ramps?

I would presume it’s a cultural shift which reflects the look-at-me trend which is reinforced by fashion-focused celebs. Or as Brad Goreski would say, “Putting on a new pair of glasses or sunglasses is a simple way to completely transform your look – just like a new hairstyle.”

Whatever the case is, the plethora of eye-catching eyewear that’s been doing rounds in the runways is simply chic. Something I would love to get my hands on! 🙂

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