Eyewear Now And Then: Upswept Sunwear

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.

1950's Sol Amor Eyewear Image: Moss Lipow, The Eyewear Blog

1950’s Sol Amor Eyewear Image: Moss Lipow, The Eyewear Blog

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.

1996 Neostyle EOS

1996 Neostyle EOS

In 2010 Louis Vuitton catwalk cat-eye was a dramatic look.

2010 Louis Vuitton Sunglass Style Ella

2010 Louis Vuitton Sunglass Style Ella

Again in 2010 a collaborative effort from Linda Farrow and Walter van Beirendonck made a cat- eye from a square frame.

Linda Farrow and Walter an Beirendonck 2010

Linda Farrow and Walter van Beirendonck 2010

Christian Dior Fall Winter 2014 on the runway; Oversized look with straight eyebrows.

dior sunglass

Christian Dior Fall Winter 2014

Christian Dior upsweep is a  combination of their iconic look from both the 1990’s and today.

2014-Christian-Dior

Massada remakes the historic Sol Amor sunglasss.

2015 Massada Big Maine

2015 Massada Big Maine

TD Tom Davies version of the upsweep

2015 Tom Davies

2015 Tom Davies

Essedue Sunglasses from Italian craftsman, layered a round lens with a bite out of it over a modified cat-eye.

Essedue Sunwear

Essedue Sunwear

Sporty Spitfire layers the lens behind the frame front.

Spitfire

Spitfire

2016 Solamar 1946  Releases their updated look called Elisa.

2016 Solamar

2016 Solamar

What is old is new again, everything that comes goes around comes around again. These Exemplary Eyewear looks will never go out of style.

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