Eyewear Trend 2023: Our Predictions

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A new year means a new eyewear trend. This year, fashion designers are moving away from minimalist looks in favor of bold colors and maximalist designs. Keeping this trend in mind, here is our predictions on the eyewear trend in 2023. Looking for new and innovative ways to add dimension and refinement to their latest collections, a trend towards geometric designs and multi-tone frames has emerged. Fashion eyewear is about creating designs that easily go from day to night and the boardroom to the ballroom.

Designers have taken inspiration from a variety of sources, including a journey back to the 1950s with the re-emergence of the cat eye as a wardrobe staple. The classic design has also taken a step into 2023 with a return of the 1970s oversized eyewear, so you can rock your inner disco queen with glasses that will have you shaking your groove thing.

Let’s look at some of the most popular trends in glasses for 2023.

Cat eye frames

Eyewear Trend 2023

We have all seen this iconic style on fashion mavens like Marilyn Monroe and Audrey Hepburn – a look has been one of the most popular eyewear styles since the 1950s. It remains one of the most flattering frame shapes for people to wear, encapsulating all things chic, sophisticated, bold, and trendy, making it one of the most in style women’s glasses year after year.

Brands like Jimmy Choo and Emporio Armani have taken this look and given it a whole new dimension with chic colours and patterns that play up your best features. We love how Cazal has taken innovation even further with the cat eye, adding unique metal detailing that takes the simplicity of the original design, and adds a whole new, fresh feel to this beloved look.

Round frames

Eyewear Trend 2023

Round frames have been a popular eyeglass trend for centuries. From steampunk to John Lennon’s classic round specs, this look has transcended time and fashion. Today, brands are taking round frames to truly iconic levels with patterns and design elements that will have eyewear aficionados spinning.

Notable brands like Guess are flawlessly blending materials like metal and acetate to offer a new element to round glasses and sunglasses. Meanwhile, Yohji Yamamoto has redefined round eyewear by adding a geometric element – typical of their avant garde, futuristic styles.

Tortoiseshell glasses & sunglasses

Eyewear Trend 2023

The classic tortoiseshell frame remains at the top of glasses trends this coming year. Brands like Oliver Peoples continue to elevate the style and substance of tortoiseshell eyewear, making them a favourite among celebrities like George Clooney, Robert Downey Jr and Leonardo DiCaprio – men who appreciate fine styling and timeless elegance. Tortoiseshell remains trending men’s eyewear due to its versatility. Easy to pair with a classic t-shirt and jeans or a suave tuxedo, this piece seamlessly moves from day to night, making it a staple in any fashion-conscious man’s wardrobe.

Vintage eyewear

Eyewear Trend 2023

It’s the return of the 1970s with vintage eyewear making a major comeback in 2023. Oversized frames are particularly popular, with brands finding new ways to make this classic vintage style complement a modern wardrobe. From the Kardashians to JLo, the oversized frame continues to be a celebrity favourite.

Oversized sunglasses are the perfect choice for the beach or hitting the shops. They offer an added level of sun protection due to their larger size, making them both functional and fashionable. We love the range from Tom Ford this year, who continues to make eyewear more than just a fashion statement, but a true work of art for any wearer. His bold, geek chic and glamorous look makes for the perfect addition to your eyewear wardrobe.

Geometric shapes

Eyewear Trend 2023

For eyewear lovers who want to take their look from commercial to edgy, designs from Cazal and Yohji Yamamoto are the right direction to go in.

Cazal has been an innovative fashion eyewear since 1975 with luxurious materials and designs that have helped them to reach global cult status and have made them one of the most sought after brands of eyewear in the fashion and music industries. Each frame is uniquely crafted with bold geometric designs and made in limited quantities, so you know you are getting a truly valuable and unique design when it comes to trending men’s eyewear and in style women’s glasses.

For wearers who want to take their look even further, Yohji Yamamoto has taken geometric design to unique new levels. His pieces blend soft curves and bold lines, seemingly Picasso inspired in their shape and artistry. They are a fun, futuristic, and fashionable way to take your look in a bold, edgy direction.

Shop sunglasses and glasses online for 2023

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