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Throwing Shades

Let your eyewear do the talking with this season's latest colours and frames.

With the weather warming up and the winter blues fading away, we look forward to longer days spent outdoors after a difficult year. Express a sense of newfound freedom with this season's runway colours such as vibrant yellow, feminine lavender, bubblegum pink and willow green, combined to create a dynamic contrast with a turquoise blue or fiery red.

"We're seeing these colours in frames as well, with a shift away from heavier black frames to a fresh summer palette that celebrates the positivity and happiness of colours from nature.

The 70s, 80s and 90s are making a huge comeback, but with a refreshing, modern twist," says Adele Camarena, founder and owner of Spectacle World. "Eyewear is your most visible accessory. It sits on your face close to your hair, skin and eyes. Wearing a frame is as important as your clothes and may have a dramatic effect on how you look and feel."


Geometric shape frames : 1 Whether round, rectangular, oval, square or hexagon, these updated frame shapes from the 70s, 80s and 90s are back in vogue.

2 A musthave for those individuals who spend extended periods in front of the Blue light blocking lenses
screen at work or at home, these lenses block or filter out the blue light given off from digital screens.

3 Cateye frames are for the diva in you. Playful and glamorous, they are available in a plethora of colours and embellishments and have become somewhat of a design icon. Ndileka Mandela, granddaughter of former president Nelson Mandela, in white cateye frames. A Cat eye frames Breakfast show producer at Heart FM Grant Jansen proves that cateye frames suit men just FINE

4 Coloured frames Bold, coloured frames are one of the biggest fashion statements this season. Original and hip, these frames are available in every shape and colour to make an unforgettable fashion statement.

5 Thin and lightweight gold rimmed frames Always classy, these frames are lightweight for extended wear and will make you look undeniably charming, intelligent and cool.

6 Handcrafted details Handcrafted details on frames add a contemporary twist on a super practical accessory

7 Round frames One of the biggest trends of the last few years, round spectacles offer the perfect retro look. Popularised by icons such as Apfel, Ghandi, Joplin and Einstein, this distinctive shape is always a winner. Image of Carl Isaacs

8 Eyewear necklaces Eyeglass chains, available in tons of colours and contemporary designs, are musthaves this season.

9 Double bridge is a twopiece bridge design that adds stability and classic design to glasses. Available in various materials and styles, it will be a trendy accessory for summer.

Ingrid Jones
Destiny Magazine