Glasses are more than just tools to improve vision. They are fashion centrepieces that make a statement. There are a variety of designs that people can only enjoy for so long before they go out of style. The designers at International Eyewear provide a wide and varied mix of eyewear products that suit everyone’s style, as well as the tides of time:
Aviators or “pilot” glasses were first made during the First World War for pilots to protect their eyes while flying. In the 1930s, aviators became a luxury item for hunters and fishers. It became a fashion item and was more popularised by icons like Michael Jackson and Elvis Presley. This style best suits square-shaped faces.
Popularised in the 1950s and 1960s, this style got its name from having a thick upper part of the frame that mimics the eyebrows. Its thin bottom gives balance to the face, creating a striking appearance. This retro style suits those who have oval or circular and triangular faces.
Wayfarers are an iconic style that has been around since the 1950s. They were considered revolutionary at the time for their design went against traditional frame styles. This wayfarer style has been adored by several eyewear brands and many have since tried to replicate it. Wayfarers became even more popular when worn by Tom Cruise in his 1983 movie Risky Business. People with a triangular face shape are best suited to this style.
The classic cat-eye frames are both classy and sophisticated. Its oval shape is defined by angled frames that resemble a cat’s eye; hence, the name. People wearing cat eye frames stand out because of these bold frames. Celebrities Audrey Hepburn Marilyn Monroe popularised this style in the 1960s.
It has been proven time and again that eyeglasses serve more than just a pragmatic purpose. In fact, their glory is driven by their aesthetic value. Instead of following the current trends, the eyewear industry should invest in timeless frames that stand the test of time.