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Increase style quotient instantly with sunglasses, writes Sushma Veera

Posted Jul 30 2012 2:30am
SUNGLASSES have fallen a long, long distance. From Tom Cruise making Aviators look cool in Top Gun to front row attendees at fashion shows shielding their eyes from explosive camera flash, sunglasses are part necessity, part vanity and part fashion statement.
And makers bank on their popularity and power to instantly up wearers’ fashion quotient to the hilt. Like clothes, sunglasses too, have seasonal collections.
Each season, eyewear brands capture special attention with colours and shapes.
Blue may seem to dominate there is much surprise’s catwalks. So for that 2012 collection, nowhere-mirrored lens from Police present a variety with vintage feel, where metal frames prevail, either drop-shaped, aviator-like or with square profiles.
These come alongside quite a few sophisticated acetates, despite the presence of two-coloured versions. The famous blue lens are revived and represented as must-haves using a more daring approach, combining new shapes and designs.
However the brand is for men, there is, for that second season, a series of women’s glasses that offers a feminine twist to its sense of manly style.
This results in many new shapes along with the introduction of colours for instance red, blue, purple and green.

Change
The important thing house make of the De Rigo Group, Police presents a range using a more daring look.

? Square: Drawing inspiration from the typical shapes of the 1990s, the sunglasses in acetate and metal with square, linear and flat shapes emphasise the wide front piece.

? Drop shape: An ageless classic which you can’t do without. It evokes a classic style and is particularly featured in a variety of types of the brand new collection.

? Double profile: The blue lens and the double profile in metal that frames the lenses include the most distinctive top features of the 1980s must-have from Police. For 2012, the Double Profile pops up in four new models: Square, rectangular, round and mask. Quite obviously, they are all available in the hyper-Police version with blue mirrored lenses, though also with one-colour or gradient lenses, in black and brown.
? Bicolour: A trendy version is in non colored documents, apart from that in cream with honey horn-effect inserts. The temples are decorated with the Police logo. For girls, it provides a more personal, glamorous and coloured quality.

? Top bar: Police have not forgotten its past and rediscovers a typical detail from the 1990s: The leading bar. The metal bar superimposed around the upper area of the front piece marks and recreates the eyebrows.

FROM OTHER HOUSES
Designer sunglasses by Chopard, Lanvin, Ermenegildo Zegna, Furla and Escada are fabulous and eye-catching.
This season, Furla proceeds a journey throughout the Mediterranean with sunglasses that draw inspiration through the an entire world of nature, looking at the shapes and colours.
The colour palette is rich with intense shades such as coral red and sea blue, matched using the warm earth tones.
The revolutionary styles from Furla are designed for the dynamic woman who likes travelling. Wide shapes, with neat and essential lines, reveal the brand’s close attention to detail.
Chopard combines simplicity and exclusivity featuring its top features of luxury, femininity and sophistication.
A newcomer in the market, Lanvin posseses an exclusive brand of sunglasses that combines couture details with industrial aesthetics sufficient reason for a mixture of both retro and contemporary features.
Ermenegildo Zegna’s sunnies give men a picture of refined, contemporary elegance and someone that understands style.


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