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Summer eyewear


Priyanka Joshi  |  New Delhi 

often repeat themselves and eyeglass trends are no exception. This summer, designers are predicting a fusion of the retro and the futuristic look with squares, contrasting hues, oversized styles and unique and dramatic shapes deemed fashionable. Just pair your eyeglasses with a ‘50s knit cardigan, high-waisted wide leg jeans, or a tweed suit jacket to create a cohesive vintage summer look.

Versace’s retro look

The latest from includes retro with many throwbacks to older styles like wrap-around lenses. The collection stocks only glasses with complete ultra violet ray protection. So, this summer, be assured of complete care for your eyes while still retaining the stylish look. The colours in this collection include bright and stylish reds, greens, and even metallic hues. A favourite with celebs and international stars like Lindsay Lohan, these sunglasses are bound to turn heads when you wear them. Just grab a magnificent pair for Rs 21,000 (or some more).

‘Geek chic’ by

Everything oversized is cool at the moment. too celebrates the “geek chic” trend. Those wanting to project themselves as bold, super-hip people should try donning Bvlgari’s 124 crystals studded glasses that are made up of copper and berryllium alloy. Whatever image you’re after, be assured that with these pair of wide-armed glasses there’s no way you can be branded as frumpy or passé. In the price range of Rs 16,000- Rs 28,000, you get the brand logo that has been placed in blocked-out metal and olive details in metal and rhinestone.

Vintage cool

Choosing a pair of glasses from the Prada 2009 collection can elevate your style to the likes of Uma Thurman’s, Bon Jovi’s and Jessica Simpson’s among others. Prada’s collection has a vintage feel to it, but all the models meet the company’s strict standards for quality and workmanship. The collection features an interesting mix of organic forms and geometrics. Could it be that a return to the fluid natural and fanciful designs of the art nouveau movement are creeping back into the line? Perhaps. This summer be ready to get lighter by Rs 18,000.

Oversized frames

The already extensive women’s sunglasses collection gets a new addition this season — a voluptuous, oversized ‘70s-style frame with an inset rim of contrasting colour and cutaway lens detail from Tom Ford. Available in several shade combinations, including ivory frames with soft Havana rims and transparent olive with plum rims, the collection upholds the brand’s legacy of grandeur both in spirit and style. The collection ranges from Rs 12,400-21,000.

First Published: Sat, April 11 2009. 00:51 IST