BLING BLING AWAY

Author: Giorgia Cantarini

Trends
February 06, 2019

\\ Saint Laurent

The last few seasons haven’t been short on glitz (yes, those glitter-encrusted booties from Saint Laurent and Balmain) but instead of sparkling watch faces or diamond tennis bracelets, our magpie fix has been largely satisfied by embellishment on our clothes, from dresses to jackets, from sparkling heels, shiny pants and flashy sunglasses.
It’s raining crystals! While we’ve been dazzled by the recent array of red-carpet jewels, this bling bling trend is about wearing ornate, heirloom pieces with straightforward, surprising outfits. We’ve moved on from minimalism and become a little bored of normcore. Time to take inspiration from the fashion shows: a perfect sparkling trench from Anouki, a cocktail dress from Saint Laurent, an evening gown from Rodarte. For instant haute-casual glamour, accessories are the key. Chandelier earrings, different shapes of sunglasses that come in different colours will instantly update all our wardrobes. Daytime sparkle means wearing spiky stilettos with boyfriend jeans and a statement pair of sunglasses: a secret weapon to shine. Different types of stones embossed on lenses for different style combinations. Sunglasses as well as opticals can be the secret touch to shine, not just by night. In the past, stones, crystals and glitter used to adorn the arms and bridge of the glasses; the new trend is to draw attention to the lenses, defining shapes with little details that won’t go unnoticed.

N°21 X LINDA FARROW

Style:
S23 C2 CAT EYE SUNGLASSES

Lend a dose of feline attitude to a look with these ultra glamorous cat eye sunglasses from N°21. Channelling an elegant, international sensibility drawn from the runway collections, they’re crafted from bold red glitter acetate encrusted with Swarovski crystals and finished with the logo emblazoned onto the arm.

www.lindafarrow.com

GCDS

Style:
SS19M010070

The frames are transparent, yes, but not invisible. A squared frame that holds another frameless frame in the shape of a butterfly, giving the glasses a futuristic look with a sparkling touch injected in the acetate. This young emerging brand launches sunglasses for the very first time, without forgetting a soft glittery blow.

www.gcds.it
 

CHOPARD

Style:
SCHC83S

Sunglasses by Chopard, a significant name in jewellery and watches, created as a special piece to dress the eyes. At the edge of the deep green lacquered frame are two ornamental stone decoration like those that you’d find in a noble lady’s jewellery box.

www.derigo.com

ANNA-KARIN KARLSSON

Style:
MAGIC YOU

Eccentric style and an eccentric mind, with a good eye for quality. Since 2011 this eyewear designer has fascinated us with her taste for refined, super luxury materials and avant-garde design. Magic You offers curved arms, a rounded frame with emerald decorative stones all around the frame. Wear them and shine.

www.annakarinkarlsson.com

\\ Rodarte, Dalood, Materiel

 

DIOR

Style:
DIORPOWER

Unisex and strong. Minimal and squared with a vintage attitude. The elegance is in the details. The upper part of these squared acetate sunglasses is embellished by a sparkling thin line of little precious crystals. The perfect touch for rock ’n ’roll spirits and a name that says it all: Dior Power.

www.safilo.com
 

MICHAEL KORS

Style:
AVIATOR

Pure glamour is what describes Michael Kors’ eyewear, and glamorous is the style of the woman who chooses it. A refined take on the classic aviator, this style is expertly crafted in lightweight metal with a double bridge, while UV- protective lenses ensure a glare-free finish. Crystals soften this aviator shape with class.

www.luxottica.com
 

LIU JO

Style:
LJ115SR

These refined sunglasses from the “Diamonds” collection by Liu Jo have a lightly rounded frame, decorated on the right lens with a Swarovski crystal floral motif.
The sparkling application of stones adds a romantic flair to the chromatic elegance of the style, which is further accentuated by subtle pink shades.

www.marchon.com
 

VERA WANG

Style:
CAYDEE

The world of Vera Wang is perfectly encapsulated in her sunglasses collection.
A celebration of the designer’s love for exquisite craftsmanship and unadulterated femininity that explores lavish patterns, sleek materials and evocative shapes.
The temple is something very special with five Swarovski crystals set in the silhouette.

www.kenmarkeyewear.com
 

\\ Ashley Williams

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