Fashion

Trend report: 5 eyewear trends to sport this summer

By Amelie Langenskiöld

Photo: Hunter Abrams

With spring starting to rear its head and more hours of daylight creeping in every day, sunglasses should be your next investment. Below Vogue Scandinavia has pinpointed the trendiest shades to try this year

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Hunting for the perfect sunglasses can feel like a bit of an art form. When it comes to selecting a fitting pair, finding a shape that suits is key. And, admittedly, once you find it, then it's likely you won't stray from it. Take inspiration from fashion icons such as Karl Lagerfeld and Greta Garbo, who were very rarely seen without a pair.

Previous seasons have been focused on mega-oversized accessories, whereas this season designers are more concerned with unique colours, shapes and textures of eyewear. And tinted glass and bold colours are two words to keep in mind when browsing. But where to start? We're turning our heads towards names like Tom Ford, Saint Laurent, Alexander McQueen, and Christian Dior for inspiration.

Find below, a round-up of the five biggest eyewear trends from the SS23 runways.

Mirror, mirror on the wall

Photo: Alexander McQueen via Vogue Runway

Photo: Saint Laurent via Vogue Runway

Mirrored sunglasses first made their way onto the fashion scene with the classic polarised sunglasses in the '30s. The ambition was to create a pair of sunglasses that would minimise UV rays directly reaching the eye. Now, almost 100 years later the trend is still thriving. Balenciaga, for example, have embraced the mirrored sunglasses wholeheartedly, sending their models down the runway wearing the reflective accessories since their SS14 show. And whilst the fashion industry might not be known for prioritising health, mirrored sunglasses demonstrate the perfect mix of functionality and fashion.


Mirrored Sunglasses

Narrow tinted sunglasses

Balenciaga

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Mirrored pilot-frame sunglasses

Rick Owens

SHOP NOWEUR 418
Salar De Uyuni Silver metal sunglasses

Marni

SHOP NOWEUR 350

Go minimal with black

Photo: Victoria Beckham via Vogue Runway

Photo: Dolce & Gabbana via Vogue Runway

Photo: Tom Ford via Vogue Runway

Keep things straightforward and simple with a classic pair of all-black sunglasses. They are minimal effort (they will likely go with most things) and the boxy, rectangular frame silhouette help to toughen up a lighter look, as seen on Dolce & Gabbana's runway.


Minimal Black

Recovery sunglasses

Le Specs

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Black rectangular sunglasses

Ganni

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Narrow frame sunglasses

The Attico

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Make a colour statement

Photo: Versace via Vogue Runway

Photo: Marni via Vogue Runway

Whilst us Scandinavians are famous for wearing neutral colours, the exception is often eyewear. Think bright, statement-making hues and big round shades, so even if the sun hasn't reared its head in a while, then you can bring your own DIY cheer into your everyday with this selection. Plus, a pair of these will add an extra contrast to an otherwise muted outfit.


Statement Sunglasses

Square sunglasses

Isabel Marant

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Symbole square-frame sunglasses

Prada

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Purple Aviator Sunglasses

ACNE Studios

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Snow white frames

Photo: Christian Dior via Vogue Runway

Photo: Munthe SS23

Photo: Lanvin via Vogue Runway

White-framed glasses are a timeless investment as you can wear with pretty much everything and anything. And when paired with a black lens, the monochrome look is always a safe bet. This Inflated Square-Frame pair from Loewe are exactly the sort of whimsical and fun oversized pair that we will be coveting this season.


White Frames

Navigaze bold aviator sunglasses

Moncler

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Lady oval-frame acetate sunglasses

Dior Eyewear

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Inflated Square-Frame Acetate Sunglasses

Loewe

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Brown-tinted lenses

Photo: Isabel Marant via Vogue Runway

Photo: Rodebjer via Vogue Runway

Photo: Max Mara via Vogue Runway

Coloured lenses are a great straightforward way to pep up any outfit. And these brown-tinted sunglasses scream sexy '70s detective and we're definitely convinced. Plus, lenses in a natural, tanned colour help to add a sense of warmth and glow to the face, especially when paired with a smokey eye, giving you a two-dimensional look.


Brown-tinted Sunglasses

BV1236S metal sunglasses

Bottega Veneta

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Cassius sunglasses

Tom Ford

SHOP NOWEUR 480
The round half-rim sunglasses

COS × LINDA FARROW

SHOP NOWEUR 150