Christmas is just around the corner. Whether you’re looking to treat yourself to something new or you’re shopping for a loved one, there are so many designers to covet in the world of accessories. But which ones are on your wishlist this season? Need some designer eyewear inspiration to help you decide?
Here are some of the top names to write home about in your letter to Santa…
Why it’s hot: The Miu Miu eyewear collection always stands out as being different – and is always fashion forward. Miuccia Prada’s designs are innovative and daring, with the label often dubbed as Prada’s more flirty, fun and creative little sister. For SS18, the eyewear styles are getting a glitzy makeover, taking style notes from the excessively extravagant parties of the 1920s. So expect glitter and sparkly gems, all with a contemporary ‘deconstructed’ twist.
Who will love it: Made for the girl who loves the classic beauty of Prada but wants something a little more inspiring. Definitely not for the fainthearted or the wallflower.
Why it’s hot: Because it’s so retro darling and anyone who appreciates fashion from the 1980s will fall in love with the new SS18 collection. As if that wasn’t enough to entice you into the Gucci story, the fashion house has also been teaming up with Strangers Things stars such as Millie Bobby Brown and Finn Wolfhard in some super cool editorials. And it doesn’t get any more 80s fangirling than that!
Who will love it: Anyone who rocks retro like they woke up like that. But the eyewear range isn’t restrictive by decade because the collection draws inspiration from different eras too. So there’s something for everyone.
Why it’s hot: The new Dior collection is about much more than aesthetics. Sure, it looks freaking awesome (obviously) and it’s bringing back the love for French fashion (so you can expect chambray and stripes galore). But there’s a much deeper meaning to the SS18 narrative. Dior designer Maria Grazia Chiuri explains that it’s actually inspired by artist Niki de Saint Phalle, one of the first 20th Century female artists to be recognised by the establishment. So don’t just love it because it looks good (it really does). Love it because it stands up for female empowerment.
Who will love it: Anyone who gets fashion, loves a deep and meaningful reference, or is a die-hard feminist.
Dolce & Gabbana
Why it’s hot: Because it’s so over the top and totally unapologetic. It’s loud, bold and there’s no such thing as ‘too much’. In a world where more is more, there really are no restrictions to how you accessorise. The fashion house oozes Italian confidence and every year, the designs seem to get wilder and crazier. Eyewear and accessories are never a second thought with Dolce & Gabbana runways. They take centre stage so you can expect the sunglasses and specs to be ultra-elaborate and always adorned with gems.
Who will love it: The type of girl who is always extra. The type of girl who turns up in a frock when the invite clearly says ‘casual’. And the type of girl who has a penchant for sparkly things and diamonds. Magpies are definitely welcome in the D&G house.
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