GOTHIC & PUNK:
iconic, more than ever

Author: Giorgia Cantarini

Trends
December 09, 2019

\\ From left: Dion Lee, Alexander McQueen, Prada  

Some of the fashion shows of the season seem to be reprising the kitsch B-movie iteration of goth. We spot 1960s TV shows like The Addams Family and imagine Wednesday Addams (as some designers literally did, looking at the Prada woman’s hair), and the raised boulder shoulder of Uncle Fester at Louis Vuitton.
And moreover the tartan, typical of the punk era, together with spikes and chains, are hot again.
And when it comes to sunglasses, the brands are channeling the iconic neo-gothic formulae into retrofuturistic eyewear designs. The shapes vary from classic cat eyes, to geometric frames and minimalistic silhouettes, rounded or rectangular with sporty accents.
The look is bold and graphic, the glasses incorporate artistic vibes, little hints of colour, textures like lace, clip-ons with “robotic” mechanisms - a little bit Frankenstein-esque.
Most of these styles turn towards black; metal and acetate fight against each other for supremacy while the devil is the details: gold and glitter adorn creepy bone like bridges or extravagant temples. The frames are striking, chiselled and refined—where a mixture of the crazy and beautiful provides a vision of high- tech smoothness, and sharply constructed design.

O-SIX
Style: SPATIALISM MOD.590

Artistic and innovative inspirations shape the new style of the O-Six Spatialism Collection. A large optical frame that recalls the wings of a butterfly, made in glittery acetate characterized by contrasting colours. A little hole in the front lets the sun brighten your (dark) visions.

www.o-six.it

WUJIC JO
Style: W3

WUJIC is an Antwerp-based producer of artisanal eyewear that combines inspirational stories with innovative Japanese craftsmanship. Inspired by The Old Man and The Sea by Ernest Hemingway, the first collection tells the story with four different designs: the W3 is “his boat’s rope”, a clip-on set with a knot detail cast by hand.

www.wujicjo.com

KREWE
Style: ORLEANS BLINKER

The Orleans Blinker silhouette, with its sleek acetate side-shields and seamless titanium integration, provides a vintage-inspired evolution to a classic, universal frame shape. The flowery texture effect of the side shields is like a new take on lace.

www.krewe.com

CAROLINA LEMKE X KIM KARDASHIAN WEST
Style: NIRVANA

\\ Carolina Lemke x Kim Kardashian West

The Kim Kardashian West Collection for Carolina Lemke Berlin champions fashion-forward individuality. Combining the expertise of the Berlin based brand, Kardashian West’s designs offers a range of options inspired by colorful and high-impact aesthetics. This style is inspired by the early 90’s big skiing masks and an ode to the most famous grunge band ever.

www.carolinalemke.eu

KUBORAUM
Style: MASK A – PRETTY VACANT A1 BT PV SID VICIOUS CAPSULE

Kuboraum masks are designed on the face of its wearers to highlight their personality and character. Mask is synonymous with mockery and game, protection and daring attitude. This rounded hand- made resin and acetate frame is adorned with studs and spikes, for a punk-feel à la Sex Pistols.

www.kuboraum.com

VIU X JULIA SEEMANN
Style: THE BATCAVER

These limited edition sunglasses, designed in collaboration with Swiss designer Julia Seemann, are rebellious yet effortlessly stylish. A sophisticated frame combining a 90s raver look with a dark techno vibe and a bit of Audrey Hepburn too.

www.shopviu.com

COVRT PROJECT
Style: MP4

MP4 –This hexagonal-shaped sunglass design is more conventional in the appearance of the individual lenses, cut from one visor lens, but more daring in the structure of the high double bridge, topped with an acetate bar. The design has undergone fine machine work to create a precise nose bridge for high-level functionality and comfort.

www.covrtproject.com

JACQUES MARIE MAGE
Style: LEONORA NOIR

\\ Jacques Marie Mage

A feminine angular cat-eye frame in acetate with a gunmetal concealed hinge and acetate temples that feature a custom floating wire core.
Vintage and techno at the same time, this sunglass style will make quite a statement look.

www.jacquesmariemage.com

 

KALEOS
Style: AIRD1

Supremely handmade acetate optical glasses in monochrome opaque black, with gold-coloured titanium profile, bridge and arms. Delicate yet strong, they design the line of the eyebrows, ideally for geeky girls.

www.kaleoscollection.com

SPORTMAX
Style: SM5005_001_01

Material juxtapositions and a faceted frame makes a statement for the brand new collection from Sportmax, providing a bold, slightly futuristic look in perfect harmony with a retro twist. A thick acetate geometric shape with gold temples, perfect for Wednesday Addams or a reprise of Ghostworld.

www.marcolin.com

DELIRIOUS EYEWEAR
Style: ACETATE COLLECTION

Delirious is always a source of excellence: Mazzucchelli acetate – the highest quality available – Japanese titanium (the frames are handmade in Japan and adaptable for the Asian fit). Masters in reliability and durability of luxury materials as well as the latest glamour infusion.

www.deliriouseyewear.com

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