2019 is coming to an end and we are already thinking about which glasses to wear in the New Year. Some styles are staying the same for 2020, however new innovative shapes are coming to start the year boldly. Here we have the trend forecast for glasses from WGSN X MIDO so you know what styles, colourways and trends to buy in the New Year. Whether you want a new pair of prescription glasses, sunglasses or prescription sunglasses, this guide will help you with what to look out for from January.
WGSN has presented three macro trends which will influence 2020, these include: Code Create, Empower Up and Designing Emotion.
A combination of science, technology and nature will be influencing design factors for next season. So you will see a collection of innovative designs in fashion and accessories as well as new future facing materials emerging.
This trend has led to a mixture of handcrafted texture and premium materials. The designing emotion trend can investigate how technology and craftsmanship can work alongside each other to create unique designs, representing imperfections and deeper purchase connection.
A youthful trend inspired by emerging economies and Generation Z with empowering, upbeat connotations. This results in a combination of sustainable and playful elements creating a unique design element for eyewear in 2020.
COLOURS TO WATCH
5 key colour ways are trickling down to the mainstream which will impact 2020. All five colours represent a progressive mood, in particular optimism and versatility paired with cool crisp hues with a futuristic edge, representing all three macro trends.
- Burnt Lemon
SHAPES TO WATCH
There are a number of statement shapes which are on trend for 2020. Retro shades have returned, transporting us back to the 1970s. Cat eye and Butterfly frames are in for the quirky ones among us and of course bold, block shapes for the minimalists. All shapes and styles are available in both optical and sunglasses.
Jumping back to the 1970’s with the oversized square. This frame is a stylish alternative to not putting makeup on when you are out of the house before 9am. The Oversized square is an effortless shape which instantly looks cool with anything in your wardrobe whether smart or casual. The brands to watch are Dior, Fendi, Gucci and Dolce and Gabbana if you want this look for 2020.
Why wait for 2020?
Pair the Dior Stellaire 1 with a jumper, jeans and a trench coat to look on trend this season. We currently have this style available in 8 colourways.
For 2020 the Cat Eye silhouette gained a style sister in the Butterfly frames. This is a flattering look which emphasises the cheekbones offering a unique vintage styling. If you want to start 2020 boldly look for Chanel, Tiffany, Swarovski, and Max Mara in particular on our website.
Style these Chanel Butterfly Sunglasses from day to night. The Chanel Butterfly comes in 10 styles with a variety of colourways. Shop it now and be ahead of the trends.
Are you a minimalist that likes to stand out? 2020 is all about geometric and innovative shapes. We have a collection of bold shapes which are in stock as well as more coming in for our 2020 collection. Our minimal shapes can be paired with any look regardless of the season. For a statement shape, keep an eye out for Oliver Peoples, Christian Roth and Givenchy.
Style the Oliver Peoples Saurine with a sophisticated minimal look, stick with neutral colours, they complement the bold frame, which is available in 6 hues.
For the festival goers, the futuristic trend is one for you. This trend is a combination of 80’s ski, sport influence and festival fashion to create the ultimate shield frame. We have many new futuristic styles ready to be delivered for our 2020 restock. However, we have a range of shield glasses in sun and optical ready for you to buy today. This shape is another flattering, oversized frame which creates a unique statement on their own. Worn by a combination of A-listers from Gigi Hadid to Kim Kardashian, in a number of brands from Fendi, Moschino,Vogue and Balenciaga.
The Futuristic Oversized frame doesn’t have to be associated with summer and festivals. Pair our Fendi Fabulous with an oversized winter coat for a winter styling, make a bolder statement and wear a bright colour.
A returning favourite is the retro styling. A complimentary shape which has been adapted over the last few years has been worn by the biggest names in fashion and the celebrity world, from Kendall Jenner to Jennifer Anniston. The ageless frame comes in a variety of sizes from micro to large so any face shape can join the retro trend. Most brands have adopted the retro frame however give Christian Roth, Tom Ford, Chanel and Stella McCartney a look.
Style the retro frame all year round. In summer add edge to a ¾ shorts and T-shirt. For the winter sun add to a cosy styling with a Borg jacket and corduroy trousers. Shop the Christian Roth Firi here.
We are all still following the trend that Harry Potter started back in 2001. However, the top eyewear brands are all over this shape and have brought it back for 2020. Ray-Ban might be known for their classic Aviator but why not try the Ray-Ban round metal?
Style the Ray-Ban round with a sophisticated styling. Try a neutral shirt with shorts for the summer and jeans for a colder chill – the Ray-Ban is your statement accessory.
TRENDS TO WATCH FOR 2020
Look out for gold frames this season. Antique gold is a forecast which you want to be ahead of.
Barely There Metal
Optical manufacturing is getting more and more advanced. Lenses are becoming larger but the frame is becoming thinner. Try a thin delicate pair of glasses this season.
Lab Grown Diamonds
Diamonds are a girl’s best friend. Why only wear them on your fingers when you can wear them on your glasses too?
Pearl finished frames are a trend to watch for 2020, look out for new designs on our website from Jimmy Choo, Dior, Celine, Chanel and many more.
Metallic finishes on your frames will create a statement in the New Year.
Sustainability is not just a trend but a lifestyle choice. Of course the planet is important to us at Fashion Eyewear. Shop our Stella McCartney range for sustainable eyewear, made from natural, renewable and biodegradable bio-acetate.
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