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Envisioning Eyeglass Fashion Trends: The Best for Spring 2024


As the sun casts its gentle glow over the blossoming fields and the world awakens from its winter slumber, Spring arrives like a breath of fresh air, bringing with it a cascade of vibrant colors and renewed energy. It’s a time when nature bursts forth in full bloom, inspiring a sense of rejuvenation and transformation. And just as the world around us undergoes a metamorphosis, so too does the realm of fashion, particularly in the world of eyewear. Wether we are talking about men’s eyeglasses fashion trends or women’s glasses the trends start on the runway and on the streets!

Imagine strolling down a quaint cobblestone street, a gentle breeze tousling your hair as you peruse the latest styles adorning the faces of passersby. Each eyeglass tells a story, reflecting its wearer’s unique personality and style. From bold and daring to elegant and sophisticated, the options are as diverse as those who don them.

But what are the eyeglasses fashion trends shaping Spring 2024? Let’s delve into the world of eyewear and uncover the latest styles that are set to make a statement this season.

1. Retro Revival: Embracing Nostalgia

Spring 2024 sees a resurgence of retro-inspired eyeglasses, with styles reminiscent of bygone eras making a bold comeback. From oversized round frames evoking the glamour of the 1960s to slim rectangular shapes channeling the sophistication of the 1990s, vintage-inspired designs are all the rage.

According to a recent survey conducted by, an online retailer specializing in designer eyewear, sales of retro frames have surged by 30% compared to the previous year. This trend is further supported by data from Pinterest, where searches for terms like “vintage eyeglasses” and “retro frames” have seen a significant uptick in recent months.

’ 70 trends are only growing stronger and stronger in 2024. Oversized frames, round frames, large square frames, and, of course, the aviator made famous in the US by Taxi Driver in 1976 are all signature looks of ’70s fashion. Whether you opt for sunglasses or prescription eyeglasses/sunglasses, you can easily incorporate this style into your wardrobe and stay on-trend.

This vintage-inspired trend was a top choice amongst designers during the spring/summer ’24 fashion week shows.

2. Futuristic Frames: Embracing Tech-Forward Designs

In the Spring of 2024, eyewear isn’t just a fashion statement; it’s a glimpse into the future. As technology continues to permeate every aspect of our lives, eyewear designers are pushing the boundaries of innovation, integrating futuristic features into their designs. From sleek, smart glasses with augmented reality capabilities to lenses that seamlessly transition between different light conditions, the eyewear of Spring 2024 seamlessly blends fashion with functionality.

According to a study by Statista, the global market for smart eyewear is projected to reach $46 billion by 2024, indicating a significant shift toward tech-forward designs. This trend is echoed in the Spring collections of leading eyewear brands, which showcase avant-garde frames that make a bold fashion statement and enhance the wearer’s daily experience through advanced technology.

4. Bold Colors and Unique Shapes: Making a Statement

In addition to embracing retro-inspired, Spring 2024 sees a resurgence of bold colors and unique shapes in eyewear fashion. Gone are the days of subtle neutrals; this season is all about making a statement with vibrant hues and unconventional silhouettes.

According to data from trend forecasting agencies like WGSN, bright and eye-catching colors such as electric blue, neon green, and fiery red are set to dominate the eyewear scene in Spring 2024. Paired with unconventional shapes like geometric frames and asymmetrical designs, these bold styles add a playful yet sophisticated touch to any ensemble.

Release your inner fashionista with colorful frames that are all the rage in eyewear. Whether you prefer thick or thin rims, adding a pop of color to your neutral outfits can be a fun and stylish way to express yourself. So go ahead and make a bold statement with a pair of trendy frames in the “it” color of the season – red, or choose a neutral frame with a soft, playful tint.

And when in doubt, square is the way to go. The large square frames are all the rage in ’24

5. Genderless Eyewear: Breaking Boundaries

Another trend that is gaining momentum in the world of eyewear is the rise of genderless designs. Spring 2024 sees a shift towards inclusive and gender-neutral styles that defy traditional categorizations, allowing individuals to express themselves authentically without constraints.

Market research firm Mintel reveals a growing demand for genderless eyewear options, particularly among younger consumers who prioritize individuality and self-expression. Brands are responding to this demand by offering collections that eschew traditional gender norms, featuring unisex frames that cater to diverse preferences and identities.

By embracing genderless eyewear, Spring 2024 heralds a new era of inclusivity and acceptance in fashion, where personal style knows no boundaries.

6. Transparent Frames

If you’re looking for a trendy accessory to add to your collection, you might want to consider transparent glasses. These glasses are the latest fashion statement, and all the cool kids wear them. Thick, clear frames are the way to go if you consider yourself a trendsetter. They can add an elevated touch to your outfit without being too heavy or bulky on your face. The best part? You can find clear frames in every style of glass. But, if you want to be the most fashion-forward, go for an oversized shape. Not only will you look amazing, but you’ll also be in sync with the latest trends. So, go ahead and rock those clear frames with confidence!

7. Oval Shapes

Step into the future of eyewear with Miu Miu leading the charge as they declare oval glasses the major optical trend for 2024. During their Winter show, multiple models showcased the chic oval silhouette, setting the stage for a style revolution in eyewear.

Whether you wear prescription lenses or fashion glasses, embracing this nerdy-yet-edgy style will instantly elevate your fashion game, acting as a bold accessory for any look. The key to mastering this trend is opting for glasses with an exaggerated oval shape that gracefully curves to the nose arch, ensuring a contemporary and eye-catching appeal. Stay ahead of the fashion curve and make a statement with the sleek and sophisticated oval glasses trend for a genuinely visionary look in 2024.

7. Wire Frames

Year after year, wireframes continue to reign supreme in glasses trends, and it’s no surprise why—they’re a timeless classic that never goes out of style. Whether in round sunglasses or aviator-shaped eyeglasses, wire glasses exude a distinctive charm that’s versatile and effortlessly chic.

The inherent preppiness of wireframes lends an intellectual vibe to any ensemble, making them a must-have accessory for those seeking a sophisticated yet approachable look. But don’t be fooled into thinking that wireframes are limited to preppy attire—these versatile glasses pair seamlessly with various styles, from leather jackets to long dresses and chunky sweaters.

Embrace the enduring appeal of wireframes and add a touch of timeless elegance to your eyewear collection. With their timeless charm and unparalleled versatility, wire glasses will become a staple in your wardrobe for years.


As we step into the vibrant world of Spring 2024, eyewear emerges as a focal point of innovation, self-expression, and individuality. From retro-inspired designs to tech-forward frames, bold colors, and genderless styles, the eyewear trends of this season offer something for everyone, inviting us to see the world through a lens of creativity and possibility.

So, whether you’re drawn to the nostalgia of yesteryears, the allure of cutting-edge technology, or the freedom of genderless fashion, Spring 2024 invites you to embrace your unique style and vision with confidence and flair.


  • Statista
  • WGSN
  • Mintel

6 Zenish Principles of Buying Glasses Online?

Does it stress you out trying to buy glasses online? It’s hard to know where to start.

When trying to decide what type of glasses to wear the first place to start is with your tried and true!

What is the shape, and the size (measured in millimeters)? What is your favorite color? At these prices, I’m always ready for a couple of fun colors and one serious ‘silver/black frame!

But do your favorite glasses translate into a great pair of frames? These will be on your face, remember that – and close to your skin. So take into consideration the tone of your skin and what would best emphasize or complement your tone. Colors like black (of course), red, soft pink, dark purple, and teal look great on people across the board – in fact, red is one of the most popular colors for eyeglasses frames.

Different color and shaped glasses will also fulfill your many different moods every day and hopefully add a little fun to your attire.

So take time, relax and pick up some nice frames in great colors for you!

Browline Retro Eyeglasses

Browline retro eyeglasses are the classic frames from the 50’s and 60’s made famous by the likes of Malcolm X and James Dean to name a few; both of which were men that pushed the boundaries of their time and left behind a lasting impression.

While some refer to them as horn-rimmed retro frames…the modern name is more browline eye frames; still, there is the name created by the legendary RayBan… “Clubmaster” which is now a registered trademark of the giant eyewear monopoly Luxottica that bought RayBan in the 80’s.
These distinctive frames consist of a broad, sometimes shaped upper frame: made of plastic and some metal then down to a thin metal beneath the lenses. They can be referred to as half frames, half-rims or full rims depending on the width of the thin metal on the bottom.
The black with the silver/ gold is one of my favourite standards.


Malcolm-x” by Marion S. Trikosko – U.S. News & World Report Magazine Photograph Collection, Library of Congress, Reproduction Number: LC-DIG-ppmsc-01274.
This image is available from the United States Library of Congress‘s Prints and Photographs division under the digital ID ppmsc.01274.

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Celebrites and the general population  a like wear these half rim frames as sunglasses as well as regular prescription glasses Image result for celebs wearing clubmaster styles


Aviators You Must Sport For 2018

Pilot Glasses“, “Cop Glasses”,  “Aviators” are some of the names that are attached to the tear-shaped one-of-a-kind shape that has been an icon in the eyewear industries since forever. And when you want to look hot, badass or just plain trendy these are the perfect frames.

With the sun (or snow for that matter) in your eyes, wearing one of the hippest styles of the last two seasons ( and still going strong on the designer runways for Spring 2018) is a must and easily done. These frames are now pretty much  a staple in the wardrobe of the elite fashionista.

Gucci Aviators with Tint
Gucci Aviators with Tint

Whether you wear them clear ala the 70’s – as clear (or prescription) glasses or with a bit more modern styling rather than retro – in light blue, yellow or rose or get them mirrored.

“Pilot Glasses” are definitely a must-have with any 70’s or 80’s type dressage, and what with these-cheap glasses (but great quality) available you can’t go wrong.

You can rock YOUR style the way YOU like it. Since all the frames at Eyewear Insight can be made into sunglasses, it’s easy to pick and customize your glasses!

Modern Styles

Some of the the modern styles are so much fun, mixed materials like this one with acetate and stainless steel, these not only give interest in the coloring and contrast but functionally take advantage of the best that each material has to offer. Like the light weightedness of acetate and the vivid coloring with the tenacity and resilience of metals. Others are studded with Rhinestones (think Louis Vutton yet way cheaper) added for flair and styling that is definetly not understated – but more like like “stepping out with something to say” are just some of the examples of what is avalible in these styles.

Double bar aviators
Double Bar Aviators

Gold Classic Aviators
Gold Classic Aviators

Red - Rhinestone aviators
Rhinestone Mirrored Aviators

Polarized Aviator Sunglasses
Polarized Aviator Sunglasses

Mirrored Sunglasses - Aviators
Mirrored Sunglasses – Aviators

In Conclusion

Take a chance if you haven’t already update your look with any or pick from these cheap glasses – prescription sunglasses and check out the many ways to have fun with your style.

To see a short list of Aviator frames Continue reading “Aviators You Must Sport For 2018”

70’s & 80’s Aviator Original Style

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The slight subtle differences in Aviator frames.

So yeah, basically, though we all might think that RayBan was the originator of aviator glasses; they actually were developed by Baucsh& Lomb in the 1930’s. They were one of the first glasses made with either reflective lenses or as polarized sunglasses for pilots to use as protection from light and reflection while flying. Therefore the name aviators.

General Douglas MacArthur with signature Aviator glasses
One of the most well-known historical figures to wear them as his signature style was Douglas Macarthur (General)


As airplanes started flying higher and exposing the pilots to all types of weather dangers, pilots had to wear goggles (lined with protective fur) to protect their eyes from the elements. But these goggles were not dark enough nor did they help when the weather created fog situations which made it hard to see at all. In fact, there is a story that one of the pilots worked with Bausch and Lomb to create the exact design. The shape and the light frame along with the polarization or the mirror coating became a standard for pilots; As well as within the public for fisherman to golfers and other outdoors sports. “The model’s signature feature was its so-called ‘cigarette-holder’ middle circle, designed to free the hands of the shooter.”

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During the 1940’s they were worn by the likes of General Macarthur and most in the military. Ray Ban started to refine the styling and create offshoots to enhance their marketing as sunglasses started to become a statement of fashion instead of just for safety.

One of the most well-known historical figures to wear them as his signature style was Douglas Macarthur (General)

The 70’s built on this trend of style versus function. Celebrities were seen all over town sporting aviators.

Peter Fonda in 70's Wearing Aviator Sunglasses
Peter Fonda in 70’s

Travis in ‘Taxi’ continued the trend of wearing polarized sunglasses for style as well as function with his gold aviators.  Similar pop culture visibility helped to continue to propel the momentum of increased popularity of these glasses. Soon quite a few several “design houses” took this as a generic style and added their flare to it.

Rober Di Nero with his signature "taxi driver glasses"
“Taxi driver glasses” Robert Di Niro

There was Michael Jackson’s appearance during the Grammy’s where he received 8 (wow, the most ever in one night) awards. Up to this point, aviators were largely seen on

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men but soon that too will change.

As the 80’s rolled in a version for the ladies was created, with rhinestones and in “feminine” colors! And female celebrities were seen wearing the cool glasses!

Soon the frames where to be seen on the runways, with bling, and in interesting versions.

Today this iconic frame continues to be reinvented by design houses. Are you looking to setup up your style or wanting to relive you younger years?

Either way, you can add your faviourite style of aviators to your eyeglasses arsenal.

Clear as prescription eyelgasses or fashion glasses….or tinted in fun whimsical colors…maybe you like them mirror or polarized so that you can keep your cool!

Anyway is the right way today!









7 Eyeglasses Trends for 2017


Eyeglass trends for women for 2017 is still a refresher of the past few cycles, with a few exception. Borrowed for the past and  moving into the future we all know that fashion is a sequence of patterns that repeat throughout the times.

Fendi Oversized Glasses
Fendi Oversized Glasses : Courtesy of

D&G Sunglasses
D&G With Huge Sunglasses








  1. Big Huge Oversized Eyeglass Frames

The coolest trend that keeps on movin’ on. Some with the still strong 60’s and 70’s influence, others more futuristic, but always very feminine and a big statement. With a flash a woman goes from just being to being glamours! From Dolce e Gabbana, to Fendi and Gucci for Spring go Rock the Oversized Sunglasses!

Oversized Prescription Sunglasses
Oversized Prescription Sunglasses

The beauty at Eyewear Insight is that you can tint and customize your prescription sunglasses and upgrade your style within a very affordable budget.



2. Super Funky Round Frames

Ferragamo Round Glasses
Ferragamo Round Glasses

Tinted, oversized, small….round glasses for women are still the thing!

Add some color have fun…From Dries van Norten, Miu Miu, Ferragamo to name a few round glasses are showen in many different looks be it modern, clean and slick, or very retro and vintage-y.



Sometimes the styles are mixed with the use of double wires or cateyes with the round frames. But definetly we see round frames sometimes with subtle differences other times more drastic. Small changes in the bridge can affect the look and the emphasis on the face.

LV Round Glasses
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Wide Spaced Round Glasses
Round Wire Glasses

Our Eyewear Insight variations will allow you to create your style at a great price. Follow the trends and see how you can update your style with class 🙂


Round Red Tint Glasses
Round Red Tint Glasses

Round Tortoise Glasses
Round Tortoise Glasses


3. Catty Cat Eye Glasses

Cat eyes just keep coming and I get it…it’s a very flattering look for a very wide variety of face shapes and is a very, very feminine and sexy look. Not too big but seen in all types of combinations, half frames, round shapes, and on and on. Cat eye glasses appear as on of the top trends from all around the runways.

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Eyewear Insight Halle B Cat eye Sunglasses

Blue cateye glasses
Blue with crystal bottom cat eye glasses




Ferregamo Round Cateye





Round cateye glasses
Round cateye glasses


4. Clear, Clearest, Very Clear Sunglasses

Clarity, yes it’s a beautiful thing and as someone who wears glasses all the time knows. There is nothing better than not having any clear defined borders around my frames. It also creates a look of lightness. Whatever the material, clear eyeglasses frames in plastic mostly or just the lenses without frames around them can be tinted in a fun or somber coloring will give this look.

MGHJ16311-C2-5Round glasses

Rimless tinted blue

Clear with Black oval frames

Clear Eyeglasses frames

Crystal clear glasses
Crystal Clear Retro round glasses

Clear With Black Frames with Purple Tint
Clear With Black Frames with Purple Tint Combine the trends

5. Aviator Sunglasses with Flair



Aviator frames have now become the staple and like a good leather jacket you need at least one and to step it up a notch you can add a little flair…which could be fun tinting or just one with a little umpffff to it.

Want to live up the retro style of the ’70’s? Get your aviators clear if you need prescription eyeglasses  or if not use as fashion glasses.

Purple Aviators

6. Crazy Fun Tinting

We have repeatedly seen the trend of tinting and it’s getting funner and crazier…from wacky unusual colors to basic but fun tints. We have see the celebrities as well on the runways stylin’ there glasses with color.

If a more traditional style is what you need then pep it up with a little color.

Half Rim Tinted Glasses
Half Rim Tinted Glasses


Tortoise Browline Clubmaster Tinted Glasses
Tortoise Browline Clubmaster Tinted Glasses


Woman with butterfly glasses

Browline half rim Glasses
Browline half rim Tinted Glasses

Filigree Eyeglass Frames with Tint
Filigree Eyeglass Frames with Tint




At there are many colors of tints to pick from. There are solid tints and gradient tints that are available in 7 colors – Grey, Brown, Green, Yellow, Blue, Violet and Red all in a light (0%-20%), medium (50%) and dark (80%) allowing for complete customization.

Matching your mood with your outfit  is the best way to feel great.So take your fun shapes have some fun.

Miu Miu Red Tinted Sunglasses
Miu Miu Red Tinted Sunglasses

Woman wearting tinted round glasses

 7.Clear Sunglasses

Clear sunglasses! Well it’s really another way of saying fashion glasses or clear glasses. This is such a great way for everyone to create a different look from what they normally look, as well it’s a great accessory to add some more depth to your outfit.

It is a misnomer in a way as sunglasses are by nature dark lenses that are polarized.

At clear sunglasses will still have the protection that you need for your eyes. You don’t have to sacrifice your eye health in the name of fashion!

All our glasses come with free UV coating so you will be safe ordering fashion glasses!

Pick any of the sunglasses and order them as fashion glasses (with a note to let us know you do NOT want the polarization)


Clear sunglasses

Large Clear Sunglasses















Cat Prescription Eyeglasses

There is nothing more hip right now than the cat prescription eyeglasses, even the regular sunglasses.

Everywhere you look. On celebrities, on the runways or out and about on the streets these are really make another wave..another come back.

Cat eye glasses started becoming very popular in the 1950’s; not only did women wear them but men did to. Some say cat eye glasses were usually associated with the beehive hairstyle, others say it was the inspiration of Cat Woman on the Bat Man series starting in the 1940’s. Looking at the costume one could feel that this was the beginning of the  conception of Cat eyeglasses; add to that the classic name for women as “cats”  and as having cat fights…it’s all very possible.

Cat Woman Comic Cover- Cat Eye Glasses Origin
Cat Woman could be the start of the Cat Eye Glasses

No matter where they originated they have enjoyed a very long life in the center stage of fashion starting from the ’50 till about the ’70s. During that period they saw a remarkable transformation from extreme bejeweling to a clean simplicity that was ever so enduring.

As we come rushing to the present …I would say …for the last 4 years cat prescription eyeglasses have seen a gradual resurgence.

Fashion trends usually start on the streets and sometimes thrift store buys can build the mystic of any style.

There is a sexy allure to a woman wearing cat eyeglasses, be they prescription glasses or sunglasses…they create a mystery and sophistication that we do indeed maybe attribute to the cat family. Looking at the eyes of the lady in the picture from the ’50’s she certainly has a playfulness and sexiness that is clear.

Today these cat eyeglasses are seen with a thicker frame that make the wearer appear younger and fresh, yet showing style and sophistication that can move through the day into the night for an evening dancing under the stars. Here are a few styles that are easy and affordable. Customize them as you like and create your own look. These are the ‘sign of the times’!

Red-Black marled thin frame cat eyeglasses
Thinner frame cat eye glasses- great for a rounder a bigger face shape

Black cateye prescription sunglasses
Cat eye prescription sunglasses. Custom tint

Sexy Cat eye glasses, black with embellishment on the temples
Black cat eye glasses with a thinner and smaller shape. These are perfect for most all face shapes giving just the right accent.


Cat prescription eyeglasses with blue tint
Thick frames cat prescription eyeglasses with a blue custom tint! Great for rounder yet smaller face shape.


Plastic Frames for Men – (Eyeglass Frames)

The perfect accessory is light durable and has style. Plastic frames for men are just that…these frames come in nice, fun colors and can be molded in all kinds of great shapes. Rectangular shapes, updated in a clean professional look; then we have the wayfarer shapes including  the nerdy look that is so the “thing” still….as well the round shapes or even the more retro round shapes from the 40’s. The best part of this is that these are about the most affordable glasses you can buy, which means you can also have loads of fun with your style. Pick different shapes for different moods or colors to compliment your style everyday.

plastic glasses for men

For the fall and spring the tortoise coloring be it in the more trendy styles…round glasses, or wayfarer or even rectangular glasses or just bright colors as well as color blocked …white and black glasses?

Heading into the Spring we see the designers on the runway are showing many types of shapes and styles but mostly in the easy to fashion and mold plastic materials. You will find styles that are out there and very avant garde as much as you will find more basic everyday styles.

Picking the right size is easy…just look at the measurements of your favorite glasses and pick the same size. Plastic frames for men are also not too hard to adjust if the need arises. Take them over to your optician or if the temples are too loose or too tight in the back use hot water to carefully adjust the curve of the temples.

round plastic glasses for men

Plastic frames for men have been a staple in the eyeglasses world.

There are many types and qualities of plastic in the eyeglass market today. From extreme durability and flexibility like TR-90 to just cheap plastic, offering a creative outlet for great design and wonderful explosive colors that can be made much brighter and richer than in any other material.

Plastic frames are a great choice for men being both a cost effective choice or even a more one that offers more fun and style.

Plastic Eyeglass Frames for Men
Men’s Stylish Glasses





EnChroma’s Accidental Spectacles Find Niche Among the Colorblind – The New York Times

The inability to see color under normal conditions or even to pick out the subtleties  that are seen as differences between colors …is referred to as color blindness. The word blind is a little misleading as there is no actual blindness.There is a huge percentage of our population that is affected by color blindness.

An inventor of lenses invented to aid surgeons found that they could also help the colorblind, leading him to start a company that sells glasses.

Source: EnChroma’s Accidental Spectacles Find Niche Among the Colorblind – The New York Times

Spring Runway Report Sunglasses/Eyeglasses 2016 – Milano

Sunglasses see a huge embellishment trend for the coming 2016 Spring season with designers showing off all the bling, flowers or just anything fun to through onto the frames to make them special. Though all in all the frame shapes remain very much the same as we have been seeing in the past seasons..with some updating…some major others not so much.

And on to the Milan Fashion Week:

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Dolce and Gabbanna shows a collection that is typically fun and playful with lots of eyewear that has super ornamentation (“baroque eyewear”). The shapes seen are round and cateyes shapes.

White frames, cateye frames and bright colors adorn the lovelies for Moschino….more fun more colors!!


Moschino Milano 2016 Spring



Then off to the austerity of Prada, style reserved yet daring at the same time Prada shows off these great big square glasses with detailing on the sides as well as the over-sized browline line or brow bar sunglasses. Graduated tints add cool to the browlines while the square sunglasses get a all over tint that is dark but shows the eyes! Very sexy!

Pat McGrath
Prada Milan Fashion Week 2016 Spring

Prada Milan Fashion Week 2016 Spring

Prada Milan Fashion Week 2016 Spring



Prada 2016 Spring


Marni – Milan Fashion Week 2016 Spring


Emilio Pucci
Emilio Pucci Spring 2016







Marni has an innovative type shape but I wonder of it’s functionality as I’m not sure how my peripheral vision will fare in these shades. But Pucci shows a cool all clear style with the color of the frames extending to the lenses with a tint to match! Love the fun and play with tints!

Bottega Veneta
Bottega Venata Milan Fashion Week 2016 Spring

Fendi Spring 2016







Roberto Cavalli
Roberto Cavalli Spring 2016 Milano Fashion Week


Gucci Spring 2016

Gucci shows fun innovation too with the big 60’s square frames updated with the clear shading on the edges…plus a little bling. And with these golden over-sized aviators with a light golden tint on the lenses that makes them ever so springy!!


Marco de Vincenzo 2016 Spring

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