Round Frames: The Next Big Thing

03/28/2008 02:46 am ET | Updated Nov 17, 2011

The ubiquitous Ray-Ban Wayfarers have had their day in the sun. The latest trend in eyewear goes to the other geometric extreme.

Over the past decade or so, myopic hipsters have favored rectangular frames. More recently, amusingly oversized sunglasses - a la Jackie O - have become a celebrity mainstay. Now design houses like Paul Smith, Balenciaga, Lunor Eyewear, Theo, and Anne et Valentin are pushing a return to classic round and semi-round frames for spring...."There's definitely a move to more conservative eyewear and vintage shapes," said Filipa Fino, senior accessories editor at Vogue. "For a while, everything has been oversized. In the sunglass market especially, it was all about overpowering the face. Now, the trend in fashion is to go back to the classics."


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