Summer has finally arrived and although it may not be like a normal summer it doesn’t stop the sun from shining, and with the sun comes the need to wear sunglasses. Just as we look after our skin in the sun, it’s just as important to protect our eyes for UV rays. So sunglasses really are a health essential. While sunglasses are practical and fundamental to our eye health, you may as well protect your eyes in style! It can be so hard to keep up with fashion trends just like clothes fashion eyewear fashion constantly changes with the seasons. Luckily, when it comes to sunglasses the change isn’t quite so drastic so a good pair of fashionable sunglasses can be on-trend for years. In fact, sunglasses can be split into staple sunglasses which never go out of fashion and trend-led sunglasses which will come in and out of fashion as the cycle keeps turning.
- Blog New Collections
One of our newest additions to Fashion Eyewear is the DB Eyewear collection by David Beckham. This creation is in collaboration with leading luxury Italian eyewear manufacturers Safilo, with David Beckham curating the collection. The aim of this product range is to combine David’s style with timeless staple frames which will always remain fashionable, along with the finest optical materials from Safilo. His eye for detail and high fashion taste has created an exceptional contemporary aesthetic with traditional craftsmanship.
“My own style journey has taught me the power of simplicity and the importance of detail and craftsmanship” - David Beckham
The collection is split into sections which have inspired the range:
How Maui Jim Began
Maui Jim started in 1980 as a small company selling sunglasses on the beach in Lahaina, Hawaii. Spotting a new emerging market for a technology that could combat intense glare and harmful UV while keeping the true colours of the island of Hawaii, Maui Jim engineered the revolutionary PolarisedPlus2 lens. This lens is incorporated into seven new sunglasses styles in the classic collection. Maui Jim now has an overall product range of 125 styles of sunglasses, 100% of which are polarised and protect from 100% of UVA and UVB rays. We are proud to be a certified retailer of this brand not only because they sell high-quality products but because of their brand ideologies.
History of Cat Eye glasses
Cat Eye glasses are one of our bestselling shapes at Fashion Eyewear. But, where did the style originate from? The Cat Eye first became fashionable in the 1950s. These were a fresh new style which was completely different from the original 50’s classic frames and was part of a whole new fashion era for women. The Cat Eye was first introduced as an optical frame but then Audrey Hepburn made the Cat Eye sunglasses an iconic look in her hit film Breakfast at Tiffany’s in 1961. The supermodels and icons of the 50’s and ’60s were then repeatedly spotted in this iconic frame making it a must-have style as seen on Marilyn Monroe, Grace Kelly and Elizabeth Taylor. During the ’60s and ’70s came the Cat Eye became more and more exaggerated with small tinted lenses which turned up towards the outside of the face.
It can be so hard to pick a pair of sunglasses, there is so much choice! We have fashion styles that range from the cat-eye, the square, or the butterfly, to classics like the aviator, the clubmaster and rimless frames. Some styles you may have never heard of before, some you might already own and didn’t realise what they were called, or you may be thinking what on earth is the butterfly and how is it different to a cat-eye? This blog is here to help. We have lots of different styles and we will help you figure out which style is best for you!
Also known as the pilot, the aviator is one of our most popular pair of sunglasses. This staple frame is usually associated with the original creators Ray-Ban, who made the aviators f
About Bella Hadid
Bella Hadid, whose full name is Isabella Khair Hadid, signed to IMG Models in 2014 becoming an instant success in the modelling industry. By 2016 she was named ‘model of the year’ for models.com. Bella was born and raised in Los Angeles, California with her supermodel sister Gigi Hadid, younger model brother Anwar Hadid and her famous parents Yolanda Hadid, a former supermodel and dad Mohamed Hadid a real-estate developer. The Hadid’s have dual heritage, their mother is Dutch-born American and their father is Palestinian American.
Since her signing to IMG, Bella has been the face of many campaigns, been on the front of many magazine covers and walked for multiple brands including Chanel, Tom Ford and Givenchy. Now Bella is th
Many of us are working from home at the moment. Although it can be a little strange for everyone, working from home can have many pros too: endless coffee, comfy clothes and no makeup days every day to name just a few! Although opticians are closed, unless you need an emergency appointment, we are here to provide you with the most stylish glasses so you can still see (which helps) and work from home in style (for your zoom calls).
We stock endless styles, designers, and prescription types so we have a style for everyone and lenses to fit your lifestyle needs. You may need a computer lens to see your laptop while you work, or you may need varifocals or a simple pair of reading glasses - we have everything covered. Choose from Prada, Burberry, Gucci, DITA to Ray-Ban for your new work-from-home frames. Once you have picked your new glasses you can click add prescription
DITA is one of our most popular and premium brands at Fashion Eyewear. The quality of the eyewear is sublime. To create one DITA frame it takes months of hard work from the specialised team of designers, researchers and developers that work in the DITA HQ. When you pick up a pair of DITA frames, you instantly feel the work, time and quality checks that have gone into these frames. This is why DITA’s design and manufacturing standards are regarded as the benchmark against which all luxury eyewear brands are judged.
DITA was founded in 1995 by Jeff Solorio and John Juniper. The brand reinvented eyewear by t
Sun is out and running is a great way of keeping fit and getting some fresh air at the moment. Whether you run to keep fit, are an elite athlete or are just trying it for the first time, it’s really important to protect your eyes from the sunlight. Just as you use suncream to protect your skin, you should always use high-quality sunglasses to protect your eyesight. The sun’s UV rays can be harmful even if you are out on an overcast day, so wearing sunglasses is a must when out running.
Finding the right pair of sunglasses for running can be tricky. You want a pair which fit perfectly so that they become unnoticeable f while you are moving. They need to be comfortable, lightweight, durable and affordable. At Fashion Eyewear we can help you find the best pair and fit - we stock the best sports brands in the eyewear industry, both in optical and sunglasses. You
Do you often get sick of switching between your glasses and your sunglasses when trying to read or enjoy the sun? Clip-on’s are your fashionable fix to this problem. Our top designer brands have designed the most stylish clips on - not only are they practical but you can personalise your glasses by mix and match colours and lenses. Why carry about two pairs of glasses when all you need is one?
Chanel eyewear is always designed with sophistication and luxurious quality in mind. Their clip-on sunglasses are available in black and tortoise. With two colourways available you can mix and match to make these Ch
History of Andy Wolf
Andy Wolf was originally founded by three friends Andreas (Andy), Wolfgang (Wolf) and Katharina in 2006 in Hartberg Austria, with the aim of producing unique, contemporary glasses frames. Since 2006 the brand has grown and is now sold around the world. The glasses are worn by top celebrities such as Solange, featured in iconic fashion magazines and known not only for their stylish designs but also for sustainable, handmade production.
Handmade in Austria - Andy Wolf’s attention to detail
Andy Wolf’s product range is made up of quirky stylish frames made from the best quality materials. Han
It can be so hard when buying online when you aren’t sure which style of frame suits your face shape. So to help we’ve put together a page to help you choose. Not only will we help you choose the right frame, but we’ll also show you our virtual try on, so you try before you buy online - just as you would if you went to a shop. You’ll be able to see if that stylish frame suits you.
If you have a round face shape, your cheeks and forehead are about the same width and your chin will be rounded. To add length and contour to your face we recommend a rectangular frame-shaped like the example below. Avoid round or oval frames, as they won’t create the flattering aesthetic you will get when wearing a rectangular frame.