Trend alert: vintage curves and swirls

3rd April 2012 Soft and curvy shapes are rising, not to mention the popularity of the peplum…here are three desirable vintage-inflected sunglass styles for women with this soft and shapely direction. A new Alberta Ferretti collection by Cutler & Gross, presented for the first time at Milan Fashion Week, is polished and luxurious. There are six sunglasses featured (image features one of the styles on the catwalk), all inspired by the handmade decorations, motives and shapes of the Ferretti Ready-to-Wear collections; the soft round fronts of the model shown are combined with delicate curvy arms, and, in some cases, trendy mirrored lenses.

At the New York label Lumete, a brand that specialises in women’s sunglasses, Vedrina is a gorgeously feminine shape in acetate. This label  has an interesting selection of curvaceous designs with shapes reminiscent of the 1950s and 1960s …and with appeal to lots of ages. Acetate lends itself perfectly to these soft voluminous shapes…

Lumete's Vedrina

And finally for the clever vintage traits, I love the twist on this Emmanuelle Khanh acetate design (model 5010) which I recently admired in Milan. This pretty feature on the arms requires a very high level of workmanship, according to EK’s General Manager, Didier Marder. The outcome is extremely stylish. I’ve not seen this anywhere else! CN

Emmanuelle Khanh Paris 5010