Last week I attended the Vision Expo 2017 here in Las Vegas.
The Vision Expo is THE ultimate hub for eyewear, sunwear and accessories showcasing the hottest trends from over 5,000 brands and designers. Basically if you want to know everything there is to know about eyewear, The Vision expo is the place to be.
After Attending a few key note speaker sessions at the WWD Vision Expo Content Studio and walking the show floor it’s pretty clear there are some exciting things happening in eyewear.
Let’s talk trends.
One of the biggest trends I noticed was a fun play with geometry. Both lenses and frames in geometric shapes: rounds, squares, rectangles, octagons and pentagons all made a showing at pretty much every brand. These Chloe sunnies showcase the trend perfectly.
Flash lens treatments are another biggie for the season. A Flash lens is basically a “mirrored lens”, but you feel so much fancier saying “flash lens”.
Flash lenses reflect the sun’s rays outward and cut down on the amount of light entering the eye plus they look super cool. For Fall 2017 you will find them in every color of the rainbow. I am really loving the greens and oranges like these sunnies from Chloe.
A trend that has really been building steam over the last year is women wearing mens frames, both in optical and sunglasses. Crossing gender barriers more and more women are using mens aviators as their optical of choice which makes sense considering menswear inspiration is so HUGE in fashion right now. (Yep more Chloe lol).
The cat eye is back and better than ever. From tiny cat-eyes to oversized in both optical and sunnies. Adorned, bedazzled and reinvented this silhouette that looks oh so chic on just about every face shape is hot hot hot for Fall 2017. This cat-eye is from MCM and I think it’s my next optical purchase!
Guys, I didn’t forget about you. Hands down my favorite mens frames at the show were from John Varvatos.
Delivering an array of earthy tones, like aqua and sky blues, seafoam, grassy and olive greens, coffee ambers, and chocolate browns this collection defines craftmanship.
Details like titanium nose pads, temple shields, flash lenses, detailed wire constructions and frame-less profiles will take daring dudes into new territory this season.
I learned so much at the Vision Expo that I can’t contain it all in one post! Stay tuned for more in the upcoming weeks!