Black, white or both together?

Author: Giorgia Cantarini

December 10, 2018

\\ Sunglasses Oakley for Philip Lim SS19

A popular style trend makes a come back for Spring/Summer 2019

Some things just look better in black and white: old-fashioned movies, classic photography... and now it’s time to refresh the Spring wardrobe with this classic combination.
Take a hint from the Prada SS19 runway and look for delicate yet strong Yin Yang combinations.
Or get a kick via Philip Lim who uses Oakley sunglasses as s contrasting element for an array of pure white.
It might seem crazy that after an entire season of darkness we’re still promoting black, yet, for accessories, this absolute classic has never been so hot!
“Black and White always looks modern, whatever that word means,” says Karl Lagerfeld, who never forgets to remind us of the classical palette of Chanel.
But when used to punctuate a canvas of white (or vice versa), the two shades in tandem feel fresh, sporty and chic, whether infused with a touch of 80s vintage attitude or a more futuristic statement and edge...


Indian Summer

Indian Summer is a bold, female sunglass design which will keep sun rays at bay.
The style is offered in five different lens and frame colour combinations, including three with an outlined front, as well as two monochromes.


Jeremy Scott A05029

Alain Mikli and Jeremy Scott have partnered again to create a new line of sunglasses which effortlessly reflect the shared aesthetic vision of both brands: maximal design, effortless glam. in a black and white squared acetate style that looks like mother-of-pearl with just two touches of black at the corners of the frame.


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It is all about duality. One eye is black the other one is white.
A funny evolution of the classic cat-eye, diamond shaped sunglasses began to appear in the late ‘50s. Reimagined with a geometrical approach and references to optical art. Presented in bi-color acetate, these retro-inspired rhombus shades add an eccentric touch. The wow-effect is guaranteed.

\\ Chanel SS19 and Sara Giunti



An oversized mask, frameless at both sides and with little decorative holes on the lenses for a sporty white accessory that will pair well with a gym or travel wardrobe as well as an outfit for clubbing. This style was unveiled during the SS2019 KENZO fashion show for the very first time. KENZO eyewear is produced by Thélios and will be available from 2019.



The French design label presents a new transparent frame – outlined in black.
In bold acetate and with very dark grey lenses, this style suits the Parisian girls and anyone looking for old-school glamour.



Sunglasses for a diva: the bling factor is key here with a cascade of crystals embossed on the inside top inside of the frame. Swarovski stones are the uiltimate embellishment in this luxurious design, produced by Marcolin.

\\ Greedilous and Prada


The Jacksons

Tiny rectangular frames seem to be the perfect accessory for an understated look, suitable for both men and women.  The design offers a simple lightweight metal frame paired with classic black lenses.



The sunglasses of Mr Freud are the minimal accessory of the intellectual type.
Tiny round lenses, hand-crafted into a silhouette of solid steel. The bridge forms a little arch on the nose while the side pieces have a weightless feel over the ears.



Made from 100% recyclable acetate, VAVA proposes an innovative design with super lightweight aluminium hinges and top quality Barberini lenses, Vava style is always forward-focused. With a sculptural approach, these sunglasses make an impact in terms of design. The shape mixes Sci-fi elements with 70s flair.

\\ Simone Castelletti

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