There is this obsession with sunglasses, that at least for me, it's reasonable. Shades, stunnas, dark spectacles or just sunglasses, they all refer to the same object. Intended to protect your eyes from the sun-rays, but for other fashion-forward people, it means protecting your vision from horrible get-ups you see everyday or just to hide the last-night hangover, so it's fair to say, people use them for different purposes. For the Fall/Winter 2009/10 season, few designers such as Marc (no last name needed) showed a line of chic futuristic line of eyewear that can pull off any look. They feature a range of color from persian green to dark magenta and of course black. The design feature this huge thick curved framed, which is something I haven't seen in many designer's eyewear line.
Marc Jacobs F/W 09/10
In Paris, Alber Elbaz for Lanvin showed a more "old-lady-like" small shades. The frames almost look like if one was to put two tiny tv'sor even two movie panels and connect them with two cables in between. They are not as dark as Jacobs' but they showed a fresh design, not my favorite though, but I can see a lot of women pull them off.
Lanvin F/W 09/10
To me, the feathers distract from the eyewear, but they complement the make-up.
Gucci had a different approach to the stunnas. Frida Giannini, creative director at Gucci showed an oversize 80's inspired eyewear collection. They look quite sleek and somewhat modern with a vintage edge to them. Truly though, Gucci always has one of the best accessories collections out there, and the eyewear is a big part of it.
Gucci F/W 09/10