History is said to repeat itself and we see that in eyewear trends. The Harlequin look is the Cat-Eye (1940’s) and the Upswept lens look from Solamar is back.
One look is that has come back is the over the top lens look. We first see the look in Sol Amor’s sunglasses circa 1945. Pointy lenses make a dramatic statement.
Neostyle eyewear known for high style, relaunched their version of the look, abet not with the lens. An translucent acetate bar is attached to a sweeping metal brow line. The collection was known as EOS (goddess of the dawn) and was available in the late 1990’s.
In 2010 Louis Vuitton, expanded on the look with a cat-eye shape and even more daring acetate brow line, with Louis Vuitton engraved on the top bar.
In another interpretation, Eyewear designer Linda Farrow for Walter Van Beirendonck in 2010 a collaboration had pointed upswept lenses were over yummy colored square frames.
2014, catwalk style for Fall Winter, Christian Dior’s sunglasses went back to the huge oversized lens over the top bar. Shapes was oval until Fall- Winter 2014-14.
Fall Winter 2014-15 Christian Dior sunglass appeared to be a combination of the Sol Amor and their own iconic vintage looks.
2015: The look continues forward with indie brands such as Massada.
2015: Bespoke and 3D Eyewear designer, Tom Davies launches his TD Tom Davies version of the upsweep lens.
2015- 2016: Italian eyewear company, Essedue Sunglasses look encompasses an acetate cat-eye shape with a lens layer. The lens is round with a bite out of it to make the upsweep.
2016: UK based Spitfire, look is in acetate zyl. A sporty look with a peeping tom lens set behind the frame
2016 Solamar 1946 Releases their updated look called Elisa.
What is old is new again, everything that comes goes around comes around again. These Exemplary Eyewear looks will never go out of style.