COLOR MY WORLD: For next year, men have a plethora of sunglass options to choose from. But if there’s one rule to follow, it’s “start with color”, says Lindsey Ruhe, the fashion eyewear expert with The Vision Council, “Color trends in eyewear tend to follow closely behind the Pantone colors”. So it’s no surprise to see the Lemtosh frames from Moscot in a color they call “blush” (reminiscent of Pantone’s Rose Quartz) and which has now become commonly known as “Millennial Pink”.
PILOT SEASON: Aviators are squared off, while the lens becomes a shield for the face. Some frames have a double rim in contrasting materials, pushing the boundaries of conventional eyewear silhouettes. The Vision Council call this “vintage made new” according to Ruhe.
SHELL GAME: Tortoise shell is back, but not in your granddad’s color and scale. They’re brighter, bigger and bolder than ever. It’s also combined with zero gravity lenses and graphic hardware that creates a new modernity.
NATURE BOY: Organic and natural elements such as wood, metal, stone, leather and even cactus fibers (being used by Shwood, above) are just some of the materials found in the trendiest of eyewear.