Playing eye-spy on the runway
Be it the Indian or the global fashion arena, one common thread running through the two is the focus on eyewear styles. The seasons keep changing and summer turns into winter, but sunglasses have an evergreen run on runways, with a twist, of course!
The recently-concluded Lakme Fashion Week winter/festive collection 2015 saw a brilliant montage of sunglasses, paired with exceptional textures and designs.
Manish Malhotra’s fusion label for men ‘The Gentleman’s Club’, debuted on the ramp, where traditional apparel was paired with classic aviators, notching up the style quotient.
Amalraj Sengupta’s show was packed with funk and a hint of playfulness. The highlight, of course, being the quirky eyewear which added to the fun element.
An unusual but delightful sighting on the runway this time was eyeglasses, in all shapes, that made a comeback with a bang! Designer Manish Bansal floored all with his ‘Union Jack and Bulldog’ theme, where he focused on a new, suave look and boy, did eyeglasses steal the show!
The half-rimmed clubmaster glasses are the in-thing right now and runways are proof of it. The entire look is quite classy and clean. Don a stylish jacket like this, and you need nothing more to conquer the world!
My personal favorites are these round ones, with the animal print frame, which brings out the animal instincts of men. These are super stylish and all-season eyeglasses, which make heads turn. The embroidered jacket and high-waist trousers make comfort the new style anthem. The Lakme Fashion Week has a reputation of taking it to the next level, and this is definitely it, when it comes to eyewear accessories.
The geek in us never dies, however hard we try to hide it and blend in. These oversized square spectacles are uber chic and geeky! Bring back the geek, and you’ve got sexy back.
The international runways are no different when it comes to eyewear trends. The New York Fall Collection showcased modern silhouettes for men, with the full-rimmed classic frame back, looking perfect on formal wear and pairing up well with semi-formals too.
Need that extra punch to stand out? Well, then these round black Harry Potter frames come packed with just the right amount of play and work. Pair them with formals and jackets to get those envious looks!
To sum up the latest fashion weeks, they are playing around with new looks, something that’s been given a miss in the past. Bringing eyeglasses back on runways will change the way we look at sexy. It’s not about donning spectacles and looking dorky anymore. It’s about wearing them with panache and making the whole world go crazy with envy.