Blue is the color of the summer, of clear, cloudless skies and warm, tropical seas. The variety of tones in fashion, where powder and pastel blue compete with glamorous royal blue, watery hues and down-to-earth denim, is an ongoing story, as catwalks give prominence to this popular and soothing color of choice once again in 2019.
In eyewear, the trend continues to permeate the fashion-led collections, with tone-on-tone proposals or lively, blocked single hues. In terms of giving our eyewear a modern makeover, the subtle variations punctuate fresh design details for a unique alternative to classic, strong-performing blacks which we’re more used to wearing on our face.
A perennial favorite like Ray-Ban is a go-to collection where the latest easy-to-wear colors are always in the mix. Ray-Ban 2132 is an Italian acetate style with a traditional shape and in an attractive balance of navy with crystal which lines the deep blue front, the color comes into its own. The subtle matte finish is really only visible to the naked eye but it’s a nice contemporary touch on a truly wearable style.
Beyond classic are the statement-oriented options in the reading category. These are big on design and flattering color details, inspired by textured effects, marbling, tortoise patterns or beautiful luxurious tactile textiles.
Coach HC 6108 is one of those designs that will make a flattering ‘alternative’ pick for any fashion-loving, ‘cat eye’ girl. Its stripy or striated coloration is described as a blue glitter, as it glints in the light highlighting tones of bright, blue, black and delicate hints of crystal.
For those who feel good in more earthy tones, this is also traditional, much-loved terrain in eyewear – and the 2019 neutral-tone frames are more chic than ever.
Tantalizing shades of honey, tortoise, umber or ochre are flattering to many skin tones and complexions, and bring out the color of the eyes with a delicate effect. Textures of horn, seashells, natural stone and wood grain are reinterpreted with extraordinary creativity and craftsmanship in acetate materials with a soft and silky finish.
A trend for graduated colorations and fading hues in the summer collections plays out in the decorative model Orwell from Circa Spectacles. Vintage inspired in shape, this frame has an impressive three-tone colour scheme with the honey base color fading into a delicate transparent gray at the lower rims. It’s a pretty combo for holiday season, and an ideal match for relaxed apparel, jeans and leisurewear.
For reading at the beach or by the pool, a sunglasses model such as Maui Jim Island Time 237 bifocal is designed to protect and relax the eyes with excellent optical clarity thanks to their advanced MauiBrilliant™ lens technology.
The details to notice include the smooth, high-gloss finish, the result of a special tumbling process through natural teakwood and bamboo. The subtle textured-look in the high-grade nylon is inspired by the natural patterns of tropical wood.