FW16 micro trend: Embellished sunglasses

FW16 micro trend: Embellished sunglasses

Eye spy

Text: Andrea Sim

Get your game face on with frames that come with a rock 'n' roll upgrade

What do Iggy Pop, Michael Jackson and David Bowie have in common? Great tunes aside, these music luminaries knew the importance of having an impactful stage outfit — the power of showmanship. Likewise, while looking for the IT pair of shades to frame your face this fall, think of it as zeroing in on the legends of the lot. Oversized? Perfect. Embellished? Score.  

For the crowning jewel of this season's eyewear, turn to the king of excess — that's Gucci, kids — as their boldfaced and rhinstone sprinkled sunnies take centrestage as the accessory du jour. Other pairs that come pre-infused with the X factor are Prada's studded cateyes and Gentle Monster's diamanté shades, all equally deserving of the glam cam as the ones before them. To pare back the glitz but dial up the 'tude? No points for guessing — it's a pair of studded Saint Laurents, fo shure.  

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