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.
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.
You can still find some today on sites such as Etsy.
2009: Linda Farrow with House of Holland’s plexiglass sunglass collection came in Green, Pink, Yellow, Orange and Brown for Spring Summer 2010.
Armani Fall 2011 came in two shapes, both round and aviator and a myriad of colors.
2014: Elle Magazine debuted a one-lens faceted look.
2015: Retro Super Future launches their Tuttolente one lens collection. Six shapes and fantastic reflective colors.
2015: Illesteva Leonard mask Sunglasses are available in pink, sky blue
2016: Saraghina Eyewear Space Collection comes in 12 colors and 3 shapes. Frames is made with nylon.
2016:If you are looking for a more economical check out Esqape which has clear, pink and purple.
2016 Summer from I Still Love You New York, handmade in Brooklyn, NY, this look will make a splash.
Showing on the Runway for Spring Summer 2016
Then we have Gareth Pugh for Fall Winter 2016
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.