Looking ahead to A/W 21/22

Author: Giorgia Cantarini

July 12, 2021

Athleisure clothing and “ugly” trainers have dominated the catwalk in recent years. Now fashion’s infatuation with sportswear is branching out into sunglasses, especially in the winter sports territory of oversized ski goggle-style eyewear. Designer labels feature visor styles in place of last year’s hard-to-wear shades. Many fashion brands got ready to venture into the great outdoors with collections inspired by their love of mountains together with a desire to incorporate those aprèe-ski or sporty looks into layered outfits that will be cool in a more urban setting too. Designers such as Miu Miu or Dolce & Gabbana introduced alpine and skiwear influences in the form of insulated layers, padded jackets and furry boots but didn’t abandon domestic dressing entirely. Lingerie satins and bustier or comfy hoodies scontrasted with protective pieces for an ultra-feminine, hybrid take on the outdoor which culminated into the use of sporty sunglasses. Sporty and oversized specs are de rigueur; hence, ski sunglasses are at the apex of style. Thanks to their advanced aesthetic, flat-top frames will add a high-tech touch to any look, especially when presented in a vivid palette of color combinations. But not every shape is ultra-modern, in fact, once again, designers look at the past, when sporty looks on the slopes were an other occasion to show off. Some shapes are the ones of the 60’s aviator styles, some are minimal in perfect 90’s revival, some are bold and quirky like in the 80’s. But is it necessary to go for a full sporty look? Not at all. If you are not a down-jacket lover or a sporty person to begin with let the sunglasses be your only noticeable detail in this style. Play outside, complete your après look, or throw some serious shade—choose your own adventure with these versatile sunnies that do it all even when you are far from wearing performance gear or just venturing out in a big thick sweater. Featuring polarized lenses and performance-forward technology in sleek designs, these are the best sunglasses for skiers or non-skiers and they will definitely win our approval for any and all slopeside adventures as well as your urban ones.

Style: CR7 Eyewear by Italia Independent
Sunglasses model made of TR90. The frame has a unisex mask shape, made with bi-injection technology. Nylon and rubber joined together give uniqueness and lightness to the product and make it rich in details, both on the front and on the temples. Fluorescent details and contrasts represent the most sporting-chic part of this new collection.

Retro-inspired sunglasses with an avant-garde twist, the Jackie comes in 4 different color combinations in geometric shaped acetate with gradient lens. The shape of the silhouette and the lens recall the mountain’s edges.

Style: CL40196U 02C
The new Celine ski mask is introduced with a rock and fashion-forward inspiration. This matte black style with silver studs comes with silver mirror smoke lenses and a black elastic band adorned with an oversize white Celine logo. The lenses used on this model are of exceptional quality and performance.

Style: BL3032E90
This unisex eyewear features a geometric and distinctive silhouette for a bold and fashionable look. Transparent acetate frame with photochromic yellow lenses. The perfect eyewear style to wear on the slopes for an understated yet refined look.

Style: GG0900S
The oversized vintage-inspired sunglasses with gold-colored metal Web detail on the frame refine the history of the Maison. The Epilogue collection wants to convey the idea that garments and accessories should be timeless. A pair of sunglasses that never goes out of style or trend.

Style: FT0886 – Serena-02
An oversized rounded shield design characterized by a bold acetate front with a double bridge. A space-age inspired style with strong 60s references. The thick tapered temples are enhanced by the signature ‘T’ temple logo detail.

Style: PIPER
Timeless aviator style inspired by a model from the historic Lozza archives, boasting soft lines. The latter variant reveals a glimpse of the metalcore, which is also present on the front piece: a clear nod to the structure of the iconic Zilo model, synonymous with style in the late‘ 40s.

Originally introduced in 2000; the criss-cross design is inspired by archetypal Spanish architecture and features technically advanced panoramic lenses that closely conform to the contours of the face. A futuristic aerodynamic mask.

Style: X2S
Blending style and personality the Signature Series goggles capture the vibe and vision of Dragon’s most influential athletes with unique graphics and custom colorways. The lenses offer high definition vision in different weather conditions. Perfect for a snowy day!

Style: MAGDA 9
Channel a sporty edge with the latest sunglasses from our collaboration with cutting-edge designer Magda Butrym. The flat top silhouette is realised in acetate with sculpted nose pads and temple tips to provide comfort to the wearer. The solid grey shield lens offers 100% UV protection.

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