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The New Fashion for Eyewear is Vintage

on August 2, 2012

As many of you have probably noticed lately, whether you see it on TV, in Hollywood, within the music industry and even in professional sports; there is a definite trend towards the vintage look in eyewear today.  Common place 60’s styles like the aviator, cat eye and wayfarer are reborn again for the modern fashion market made in vivid colors, given cleaner lines or made chunky for the ever popular “Geek Chic” look. Whether you are a Baby Boomer who loves them for the nostalgia of our youth, Gen X, or Gen Y who want that cool, new, bold fashion statement for their wardrobe. All age groups seem to find something appealing about vintage!

While it might seem logical to blame the deteriorating eyesight of the aging baby boomer or the ever increasing computer and smartphone induced strain on our eyes, consumer behavior statistics don’t show a jump in the number of people who need prescriptions. What they do show is an increase in the number of people who wear glasses without prescription lenses — presumably to look cool.

As we look forward to the fall and winter, fashion trends continue to model chunky, color blocked, bolder, “look at me” styles. Everything from rich tortoise shell to colorful patterned eyewear, fun and flirty, and attention getting. The colour trends for fall 2012 aren’t all cloudy greys or cheerless blues. If the colour trend predictions are anything to go by, our wardrobes will be filled with traditional fall tones punctuated by optimistic pops of bright colour.  Hot colors for this fall and winter in clothing and accessories will be; honey gold, pink flambe, tangerine, ultramarine green, chartreuse, olympian blue, titanium, rose smoke, french roast brown according to Pantone.

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