Striking shapes and subtle signatures are the watchwords of Louis Vuitton’s Spring/Summer 2014 sunglasses collection. Alongside timeless dark tortoise, which features strongly this season, dazzling colours – fuchsia and violet for women, and brilliant shades of blue for men – are sure to catch the eye of stylish sun-seekers.
Sunglasses for her
For women, the glamour and femininity associated with Louis Vuitton find expression in sophisticated cat’s-eye shapes, notably an oversize design combining an acetate frame in fuchsia, violet, petrol blue or brown with a distinctive curved corner detail and arms in metal. Another cat’s-eye style has slender temples sheathed in Monogram canvas, complemented in the dark tortoise version by stunning mirrored lenses. This design also boasts innovative rotating hinges, enabling it to be folded completely flat – perfect for summer’s oh-so-stylish but non-too-spacious clutches! Retro shapes emerge as a key trend of Spring/Summer 2014. Louis Vuitton updates a simple, classic design in dark tortoise or pearl glitter acetate, embellishing it with a delicate row of metal Monogram flowers, which are set by hand into the temples. Finally, the season’s edgiest look is offered by a bold, angular frame in two- tone acetate, anchored by broad tortoise temples.
Sunglasses for him
For men, two vintage-inspired shapes are given a modern twist by a graphic play on the historic Damier signature: alternate metal and acetate cubes are assembled one by one to create a 3D effect on the temples. A third style, in beige, navy or eye-popping cyan blue, sports an engraved Damier pattern and flash mirrored lenses. Combining style with comfort, all three designs feature flex hinges and ultra-lightweight acetate frames.