FULL TRANSPARENCY

Author: Giorgia Cantarini

Trends
January 25, 2021

Although glasses wearers in Scandinavian countries have been sporting them for years, the transparent frames only recently became popular everywhere. 

Although glasses wearers in Scandinavian countries have been sporting them for years, the transparent frames only recently became popular everywhere. Thanks to the comeback to catwalks and of an overall need to protect ourselves during the pandemic, these clear frames, which can be entirely see-through or have a hint of colour, have the ability to match with whatever you are wearing. Another benefit of wearing clear glasses is that you can experiment with larger frame styles, since they don’t overwhelm your face the same way that darker frames sometimes do. The transparent frame is also popular among those who love a bold makeup look, as these understated frames won’t obstruct their look. The early-aughts square style has been a recent favorite among street style stars and it-girls alike, while ‘70s era, oversized, retro-inspired shades appear again and again. The tinted lensed styles so popular in the 90’s are said to be mood-boosting so they’ll offer a much needed happy pop of color to each and every outfit of your wardrobe. Between style accessories and shield, some with medical properties too,  But designers have given these larger than life, with plenty of modern updates on the retro shapes, like matte and gradient acetates, tinted lenses, cut-outs, and fresh color palettes. We already have a face covered with surgical masks, let sunglasses be our touch of glam and an alluring way to unveil our identity while protecting it. The transparent frame is also popular among those who love a bold makeup look, as these understated frames won’t obstruct their look. The early-aughts square style has been a recent favorite among street style stars and it-girls alike, while ‘70s era, oversized, retro-inspired shades appear again and again. The tinted lensed styles so popular in the 90’s are said to be mood-boosting so they’ll offer a much needed happy pop of color to each and every outfit of your wardrobe. Between style accessories and shield, some with medical properties too,  But designers have given these larger than life, with plenty of modern updates on the retro shapes, like matte and gradient acetates, tinted lenses, cut-outs, and fresh color palettes. We already have a face covered with surgical masks, let sunglasses be our touch of glam and an alluring way to unveil our identity while protecting it.

PRADA
Style: 01WS 04L 4Q1
The sunglasses presented during the Prada Men's FW20 show are characterized by their contemporary aesthetics. The sharp design of the frames is in contrast with the oval-shaped lenses, emphasized by sophisticated combinations of acetate sheets that emphasize the three-dimensional effect. Not to be missed is, of course, the PRADA logo on the arms.
 
http://www.luxottica.com/

BALMAIN X AKONI
Style: ARMOUR
Balmain’s golden chain motif, originally inspired by France’s classic silk-scarf motifs and materialized into singular 3-D ornaments in Olivier Rousteing’s most recent women’s runways, has quickly been adopted as a unique rebellion-meets-heritage house signature. “These boldly oversized new house codes reflect the inclusive values of today’s Balmain.” In partership with the Swiss brand Akoni, this style is a protective, yet elegant new transparent shape.
 
www.akoni.ch

 
20.21
Style: PANOR
A silhouette that is singularly retro-futuristic and explores the themes of tension between past and future, and between the alienating and empowering effects of technology. Panor style has a wide view lenses and tone on tone green/blue/chrome/black lenses in contrast with the light weight metal plated frame.
 
www.20-21vision.com

BOLON EYEWEAR
Style: BL7050A30
This model with an oversize and enveloping geometric shape is designed for a charismatic woman with the charm of a diva. The burgundy lenses, inspired by the fiery twilight sky, let the gaze glimpse, for a sophisticated and mysterious effect. Yet you can still see the eyes of the wearer. Protective-glam is served.
 
www.boloneyewear.com

KYME + ISOLA MARRAS
Style: EDIE
From the collaboration of the brand Kyme and the young maison Isola Marras the sunglasses “Edie” were born, a peculiar cat-eyed shaped lense with an ironic and pop appeal. 100% Made in Italy, “Edie” is a Limited Edition realized in cellulose acetate and available in 4 colors: black, pink, green and blue.

www.kymesunglasses.com

GCDS
Style: GD002
Ironic metal shield with a particular "cat ears" shape inspired by the kawaii world. The temples made of a mix of acetate and metal material are decorated with the iconic brand logo. An original and contemporary model.
 
www.marcolin.com

DIESEL
Style: DL0336
A shield designed with a rock ‘n’ roll attitude and a rimless injection-molded construction that offers the utmost comfort and a lightweight feel. The lenses extend along the entire front, ensuring maximum coverage, and are decorated with a “DIESEL-IND” logo. The style is complemented by transparent thick injection-molded temples bearing another “Diesel” logo that reveals a metal core. The result is an interesting interplay of contrasts. It’s a shape that recalls Diesel’s industrial world, for a unique and futuristic look.

www.marcolin.com
 

ITALIA INDEPENDENT
Style: 0912
Glasses made of injected plastic materials that represent the characteristic of quality, technology and resistant dear to Italia Independent. The sunglasses feature trendy shapes with a wide range of lenses in many colours, mirrored or gradient-tinted.

www.italiandependent.com

MYKITA
Style: MYLON GUARD ONE
Protective goggles with anti-fog technology and interchangeable lenses in transparent polycarbonate and Medi Gray with 100% UV protection. The lightweight and durable MYLON® frame has no zippers and is self-adjusting for a long-term comfortable fit. Developed in collaboration with doctors and PPE certification. These sunglasses-masks are soon to be creating a viral buzz. They really protect you and they really style you.

mykita.com  

SARAGHINA EYEWEAR
Style: VITO
A name, a lifestyle, the Italian spirit. Bold & beautiful, decisive features and beauty at first glance. From black and classic havana to matte finishes, the new born in Saraghina already knows how to impose itself with its decisive shape and neoclassical vision. To simply feel yourself, they fit on every occasion.
 
www.saraghinaeyewear

FURLA
Style: VFU400V_9AX
Combined acetate and metal prescription style. The broad cat-eye shape is characte- rised by sophisticated plays of transparencies. Available in a colour variant designed with the exclusive Havana Leo acetate, created expressly for Furla.

www.derigo.com

BLUMARINE
Style: SBM 153
Sporty-chic mask model with metal profile and rimless lenses on the lower part. Plays of solids and voids on the front piece re-create the profile of a rose - the iconic Blumarine flower.
Metal temples with ‘B’ monogram and acetate temple tips, colour-coordinated with the lenses.

www.derigo.com

TOMMY HILFIGER
Style: TH 1804S 2039320003IR
Tommy Hilfiger wraparound sunglasses are the newest style-shield. This monochrome frame reminds of the 80’s style Ski-masks are in thin acetate and flexi pvc arms. Basically a one-piece frame with basically no metal details, not even for the nose-tip, it gives you an empowerment feeling and a very distinctive look on your face. Scary? Not at all! More like a rock-star kind of vibe.
 
www.safilogroup.com

GIVENCHY
Style: “GV LAYER”
A contrast between smoky transparence, a strong hue and metallic accents gives these frames a trend-forward, unisex allure. Solid-colored acetate underscored by screwed metal rims and wire-core encased in lightweight plastic create a sophisticated air, elevated by gold or silver GIVENCHY lettering at the temple and a 2G logo stamped on inside beveled, tapered tips.
 
www.safilogroup.com

LIU-JO
Style: LJ136S
The new mask is characterized by a light structure and peculiar decorative metal motifs that recall the Zebra theme. The golden details at the ciliary make the model unique, giving an extremely glamorous and refined aesthetic. The thin metal temples emphasize the workmanship of the front and illuminate the face, in perfect harmony with the delicate shades of the gradient lenses and with the matching terminals.

www.marchon.com

PHILOSOPHY
Style SL2371_530X
Romance and craftsmanship, lightness and femininity have inspired the creation of this oversize mask in perfect nineties style, available in four colors. An emblematic style, a preview of the refined capsule that will be officially presented next year, it is a perfect balance between timeless beauty and contemporary glamor and expression of the common values ​​between Philosophy and Lozza.
 
www.lozzaocchiali.com

HUMA SUNGLASSES
Style ALI
The style is a futuristic and oval shape, paired with ultra flat lenses, featuring a yellow acetate frame, yellow lenses and a little cut-out on a side, that is to be used to add the special accessories charms designed to go with each and every pair os sunnies. Huma’s Key design elements are in fact the accessories integrated with the frames using an ad-hoc eyelets with a trademarked design that matchs the shape of the brand logo.
 
 
www.huma-sunglasses.com

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