Retrospective: One Lens Sunglasses

1960’s Mod Fashion included the futuristic look in sunglasses. One look was the plexi-glass or an acrylic lens one piece sunglass. The sunwear look was vibrant and made colorful statements.

We first see this look in a 1959 Vogue Fashion layout. Anne St. Marie is sporting a large square and orange sunglass.

1959 Anne St. Marie for Vogue Magazine

1959 Anne St. Marie for Vogue Magazine

The look as we know it shows up in the 1960’s in Riviera Sunglass ads. The start of Mod Fashion in eyewear. The colors, orange, yellow, green and blue in two shapes, round and square.

Plexiglass

You can still find some today on sites such as Etsy.

Riveria 1950's Sunglasses

Riveria 1950’s Sunglasses as seen on Etsy

Riveria 1960's

Riveria 1960’s

2009: Linda Farrow with House of Holland’s plexiglass sunglass collection came in Green, Pink, Yellow, Orange and Brown for Spring Summer 2010.

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Armani Fall 2011 came in two shapes, both round and aviator and a myriad of colors.

Armani-Purple

Armani

2014: Elle Magazine debuted a one-lens faceted look.

2014 Elle Canada

2014 Elle Canada

2015: Retro Super Future launches their Tuttolente one lens collection. Six shapes and fantastic reflective colors.

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2015: Illesteva Leonard mask Sunglasses are available in pink, sky blue

Illesteva Avocado Mask

Illesteva Avocado Mask

2016: Saraghina Eyewear Space Collection comes in 12 colors and 3 shapes. Frames is made with nylon.

Saraghina Eyewear

Saraghina Eyewear

2016:If you are looking for a more economical check out Esqape which has clear, pink and purple.

http://www.esqape.net/eyewear/

2016 Summer from I Still Love You New York, handmade in Brooklyn, NY, this look will make a splash.

Cat-Eye One piece Lens

Cat-Eye One piece Lens

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Showing on the Runway for Spring Summer 2016

Moschino Spring Summer 2016

Moschino Spring Summer 2016

Mila Schon Spring Summer 2016

Mila Schon Spring Summer 2016

Roberto Cavalli Spring Summer 2016

Roberto Cavalli Spring Summer 2016

Chanel Spring Summer 2016

Chanel Spring Summer 2016

Then we have Gareth Pugh for Fall Winter 2016

Garth Pugh FW 2016. Image credit unknown

Gareth Pugh FW 2016. Image credit unknown

There are other ‘mask’ type of eyeglasses and sunglasses over the years. While you can’t put a prescription in these fun sunglasses, you can achieve the tint and the mirrored coating in any sunglasses. Visit your local eyecare professional to find out more.

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