Over the last several years we have seen the cat-eye take on some very dramatic looks. The upsweep is akin to the raised eyebrow, the look of surprise? The look can be layered over a round frame or a square frame or even another cat-eye.
Is this look new? The Harlequin look came in the 1940’s- 50’s. We see the first upsweep n the late 1940’s early 50’s with a the Sol Amor Sunglass. Note the upsweep over the the eye wire.
The next time it makes it’s appearance is from the late 1990’s from the EOS collection from Neostyle. The metal rims came in several shapes with colored Wings.
In 2010 Louis Vuitton catwalk cat-eye was a dramatic look.
Again in 2010 a collaborative effort from Linda Farrow and Walter van Beirendonck made a cat- eye from a square frame.
Christian Dior Fall Winter 2014 on the runway; Oversized look with straight eyebrows.
Christian Dior upsweep is a combination of their iconic look from both the 1990’s and today.
Massada remakes the historic Sol Amor sunglasss.
TD Tom Davies version of the upsweep
Essedue Sunglasses from Italian craftsman, layered a round lens with a bite out of it over a modified cat-eye.
Sporty Spitfire layers the lens behind the frame front.
2016 Solamar 1946 Releases their updated look called Elisa.
What is old is new again, everything that comes goes around comes around again. These Exemplary Eyewear looks will never go out of style.