Once a year, New York plays host to the world’s best eyewear designers – a trade fair incorporating eyewear showings that sets the scene for tastemakers globally. ACO was there. The design talent and frames on offer each year are extensive and awesomely impressive. The trends which really stood out for us have been brewing for a while, but have now taken hold and look like they will continue leading the pack for some time.
Here’s a snapshot of what we saw.
Colours are trending towards the matte clear/crystals acetates, white is emerging, tortoise shell is dominant yet again, while gold and silver metals are taking hold.
Shapes are trending towards mod and vintage rounds, and a reimagining of the classic aviator. Hipster squares remain and oversized looks are here to stay.
Frame details of note were metal layering/combinations, unexpected bridges, natural/earthy materials, and subtle sparkly embellishments.