London Eyewear Week – Fashion forecast

There is no other accessory that can reinvent your look quite as creatively and dramatically as a pair of spectacles and owning multiple pairs of glasses to accessorise different styles and to help shape how you’re seen that day is an absolute must for 2019.

Elizabeth Yeowart

 

Pink frames and specs that ooze British heritage are just some of the eyewear styles predicted to be hot this London Eyewear Week, from 7 – 13 January.

Discover the key 2019 eyewear trends as style blogger, Elizabeth Yeowart of whatlizzyloves.com, gets a sneak preview and goes behind the scenes at the UK’s biggest optical event, 100% Optical.

 

 


Oversized

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Oversized – Expect to see over-sized spectacle frames. They fit with the “more is more” ethos of the season and will inject an outfit with an air of dynamism and mystery. This look exudes energy and confidence and it complements the continuing trend for statement earrings. Understated is over-rated.  (Picture: Bolon Eyewear)


Pink

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Pink – A standout colour for 2019 is pink. Pink has always had a whimsical, optimistic and energetic appeal which makes it appealing throughout the year. It can add a carefree vibe to an outfit and can add a bit of joie de vivre to greys and neutrals. (Picture: Ana Hickmann)


Forest Green

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Forest Green – Depending on the shade, green can be quite an introspective colour and forest green in particular very calming. It is an alternative to classic neutrals like brown and black. It is undemanding and harmonious and suits every skintone. And forest need not be sludgy, it can be earthy, refreshing and bohemian. (Picture: Monkey Glasses)


Material

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Material – The standout trend in frame materials is for those that are sustainable. We’re all getting more conscious across the board, whether that is fashion, food or cars. MonkeyGlasses “look good, whilst doing good” ethos is one I subscribe to wholeheartedly. They are set to launch some new designs for 2019 at with environmentally-friendly frame materials made from materials such as biodegradable cotton acetate and recycled stainless steel.

Another sustainable-eyewear company is Bird. They use natural materials such as beech and bamboo, with aluminium and cotton-based acetate to create high-quality frames. They have partnered with SolarAid and every pair sold brings clean light to remote communities in Africa. (Picture: Bird)


British Heritage

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British Heritage – 100% Optical will showcase some British heritage brands too. De Rigo is set to launch its Mulberry SS19 collection and Eyespace will unveil their collection of men’s sunglasses under the Land Rover license, with Anthony Joshua as its face. (Picture: Land Rover + Mulberry)


100% Optical and Eyewear Week

The 100% Optical eyewear show runs from 12-14 January and is the place where optical fashionistas, stylists and stockists go to browse and uncover new eyewear trends and latest styles modelled on the vibrant catwalk, presented by Annaliese Dayes, Heart radio presenter and ex Britain’s Next Top Model contestant.

100% Optical is launching its brand new Eyewear Week, starting 7 – 13, January to help raise the profile of the most important fashion accessory there is.
A social media selfie campaign will go live during the week calling for people to wear their favourite specs and share selfies using #eyewearweek and #loveeyewear.

For more information and free registrations visit www.100percentoptical.com and follow us on social media @100optical #100optical

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