Eyewear trends in 2018 – why so controversial?
Indeed, in 2018 eyewear trends headed into the pool of variety and became slightly controversial: about colouring, about patterns, about manners.
From lipstick red to pastel, from metal thin to bulky wooden construction, eyewear is now to be a true character signature, a point of personality. You may have nothing interesting to wear, but a pair of really good frames will pull you through.
There is not a single shape or design keeping on top this year, but many of them: round, aviator, oversized, cat eye, blinkers, wooden, metal, matte, pastel colours…quite a handful of styles are going to find their masters in 2018.
The more vivid, the better. We don’t discuss the common brown tortoiseshell, but this year’s famous fresh and colourful one: white, blue, purple or black and amber interconnected and spilt all over the surface. Tortoiseshell is an energetic pattern, spotted in blurred colours, creating subtle, charismatic effect.
Colours: from lipstick pink and red to pastel
Up to you, whether you want something loud or something silent, it can be in your eyewear. This year brave pink and red is the main focus while wearing a monochrome colour suit.
On the other side of the scale is pastel grey, white milk, cream, cacao, light pink or even totally clear – all of these tones are often humble, but definitely noticeable.
Shape: from very edgy to very smooth
Adventurous aviator, artsy round, flirty cat eye or oversized, bulky affirmation – all of them are on the stage. The only difference is the thickness and material of the frames. Usually, aviator and round ones go along with golden or silver metal. Sometimes thin lines draw a truly remarkable look on your face.
Source: holywoodeyewear.com, MICHAEL Unisex Prescription Wooden Eyeglasses
On the other hand cat eye design or the oversized one can appear in massive construction and be a confident, wide wear.
Source: holywoodeyewear.com, Holy Kitty Bubinga Wooden Sunglasses
Wood was not playing a role in eyewear trends much before, but now, thanks to technology and its specific pattern, wooden eyewear has earned the attention it deserves.
Wood is special for being lightweight, robust, and ecological. It also has a pleasant touch.
Source: holywoodeyewear.com, Gabriel Sun Zebrano Unisex Sunglasses
Metal has always been here, the king of soft and smooth shapes, strength and sharp look. Sometimes it’s retro but never old fashioned.