Must-have eyewear this season

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Summer is in the air, which means your eyewear collection could be due an update.

High-octane glamour
Jimmy Choo is celebrating its 20th anniversary with two new limited edition styles that honor the high-glitz glamour at the heart of the brand’s identity. Christened ‘Vivy’, the styles feature round nude colored or gloss black acetate frames, decorated with removable jewelry made from Swarovski crystals and finished with a gold or silver-plated leaf motif.

Geek chic
Chunky acetate frames are big news this season, with Tom Ford also making the material the focus of his latest eyewear collection. The designer has tapped into the current geek chic aesthetic brought back into vogue by the likes of Gucci with a series of thick, geometric frames like the ‘Greta’ model, in retro-inspired colors such as ‘transparent pink’ and ‘honey/brown’.

Futuristic retro
Fendi is also channelling a retro vibe with its new ‘Eye Shine’ collection, which blends a 1970s color scheme featuring golden yellows and turquoise blues with futuristic shapes and structures. Its ‘frame within a frame’ concept gives round glasses a modern cat-eye silhouette, while the magnetic mirror effect on the entire frame keeps things fresh.

Essence of the 50s
Moncler has gone even further back in time for inspiration for its Spring/Summer 2016 collection, debuting a 1950s-style range of butterfly shaped lenses in pastel colors. With an emphasis on taupes, corals and mint greens, the styles channel a laid-back, feminine vibe.

Luxe mask
Chanel is opting for an ultra-modern look with an urban collection of sunglasses that blend technology with style, with models resembling a flat, mirrored eye mask engraved with laser padding. The ‘Plein Soleil 2016′ line revisits the house’s signature bicolor motif, using colors subtly based on acetate that gradually slip from black to blue on a solar cat eye and from black to white on an oval optic.

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