I know I am not the only one dying to learn to saddle a horse or tie a lasso after watching Phillip Plein’s Fall Winter 2014 2015 Fashion show in Milan. This German designer gave us his interpretation of The American Dream in this homage paying collection we’ve cleverly dubbed Cowboy Couture. The runway looks get down and dirty and we have the perfect eyewear choices to take them from the farm to the streets in a New Mexico Minute!
The show begins with British pop star Rita Ora ascending from a Chevrolet El Camino on a stage set as a vintage gas station. The color of the car is a customized black matte which reminds me of these Beale Street eyeglasses by Cruz. This smoky metal set of frames is the urban cowboy of eyewear. Best be it known that the opposable nose piece will allow for comfortable all day wear (or at least till the cows come home). Although these frames were manufactured with men in mind, I see no reason why an urban cowgirl can’t enjoy this smoking gun of a style. I feel set to saddle up and face the concrete jungle in Cruz eyewear brought to us by A&A Optical.
Studio 4006 eyeglasses by Zyloware is ready for a Showdown with Phillip Plein’s Western style. This pair in particular emulate the “lived in” look of the bleached grey boyfriend jeans seen at the 2014 runway show. These beautiful frames embrace the look of a polished stone bearing various shades of gray and mother of pearl. The light weight plastic design and sophisticated color palette deem these glasses the self-proclaimed vigilante of boring eyewear.
There’s an old cowboy saying that goes, “If you get thrown from a horse, you have to get up and get back on, unless you landed on a cactus; then you have to roll around and scream in pain.” Proverbial cactus or not, the longevity of eyewear styles like this stand the test of time. What I’m trying to say is when fall off your metaphorical horse you know you can get back on with Quicksilver Style 03440. These thick cut Black plastic frames will always be a trusted confidant to the urban pioneer. I can’t get enough of the rectangular shape of the lenses and I will always adore classic black. I tip my hat to Quicksilver Eyewear.