The Look of Love: Fashionable Eyewear for Valentine’s Day (and Night)
The season of love is upon us, and 2017 is a particularly fitting year for celebrating the spirit of Saint Valentine. From the monochromatic looks of Céline and Balenciaga to the bold and luxurious materials of Comme des Garcons and Saint Laurent, numerous shades of pink and red featured prominently in both the winter and spring shows of many of the world’s most influential fashion houses. Forget candy hearts and boxes of chocolate on Valentine’s Day, because this holiday is the perfect excuse to stock up on spring’s trendy eyeglasses in festive hues that will give you that loving feeling straight through summer.
photo: Vogue Paris
Rose Colored Glasses
Over the last several seasons, unicolor ensembles have reigned supreme on the catwalks, and while winter white was the hue of the holidays, pink emerged as the prevailing color for spring. Vogue touted blush tones as “the new black,” which means that whether you’re into cat-eyes, square-frames, aviators, sunglasses, or prescription glasses, pink is a foolproof color choice for this season’s fashion eyeglasses.
Feeling a bit bold? The runways of Vetements and Opening Ceremony showed daring pieces in rich textures and warm reds for winter, and top designers of trendy eyeglasses followed their lead. From Italia Independent’s velvet sunglasses in a deep scarlet, to MarchoNYC’s more subdued acetate frames in multiple styles, there is a shape and shade (pun intended) for every face.
It’s Okay to Embellish
Date night often calls for a bit of extra sparkle, and in the fashion industry’s current climate of “more is more,” embellished accessories are an incredibly simple way to add a touch of additional shimmer to your look. From bedazzled shoes to oversized earrings, this season’s accessories are all about big and bold. Seamlessly transition from day to night by adding some crystal encrusted, glitter accented, or precious metal trimmed frames to your holiday look.
This Valentine’s Day visit cohensfashionoptical.com for a list of stores near you, or stop by the Cohen’s Fashion Optical at 825 Broadway (12th street) and fall in love with designer glasses from Stella McCartney, Bottega Veneta, Italia Independent, Saint Laurent, Valentino, Dita, Calvin Klein and many more.