Spring 2013’s Statement Sunglasses

By Butterboom Writers  /  April 30, 2013

Fashion forward frames to welcome the sun.

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Sunglasses are the perfect way to update your wardrobe and add instant cool to any look. This season, it is all about statement glasses and retro shapes, so put those trusty aviators back in their case and cast your eyes over these fashion forward frames.

Thierry Lasry Poetry Cat Eye Sunglasses HK$3,300
Turn heads with these vintage inspired sunnies from Thierry Lasry. Ticking all the boxes, the cherry-red frames with a cat-eye shape are bang on trend; bold colours and retro forms were seen all over the catwalks for Spring Summer 2013. Hand made in France from transparent acetate, these sunglasses feature graduated lenses and come in a hard case with an optional twill-pouch.

  • JOYCE Central, New World Tower, 16-18 Queen’s Road Central, Central, Hong Kong. Tel: 2810 1120

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Celine’s Retro Sunglasses HK$2,030
Thick, oversized frames and slick lines were another strong look for the season, and few designers worked it as well as Celine. A modern reworking of the cat-eye shape in ever stylish tortoiseshell, these shades mix the classic with the contemporary for an edgy, urban look. Featuring robust acetate frames and polarised green lenses, these are guaranteed to lift any outfit.

  • Lane Crawford, IFC Mall, 8 Finance Street, Central, Hong Kong. Tel: 2118 3388

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Prism Moscow Cat Eye Sunglasses HK$2,700 – www.net-a-porter.com
We all know that prints are big right now, so why not extend them to your sunglasses. These monochrome printed shades for Prism work the look in an understated, timeless way that is not going out of fashion while the shape is classic and complements most face shapes. Hand-crafted in Italy, these shades come in a soft-canvas case.

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Ray Ban Youngster Sunglasses HK$930 – www.shopbop.com
Probably the best known sunglasses brand in the world, for Spring Summer 2013 Ray Ban have introduced the new Youngster model. These square frames are instantly recognisable as Ray Bans, but feature finer frames than finished in matte rubber and available in a variety of vibrant, spring hues.

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Asos Cat Eye Sunglasses HK$130 – www.asos.com
Embracing the trend more than any others, these are the ultimate cat eye shades. The slim arms and lightweight tortoiseshell frames with large tinted lenses look like they’ve been plucked straight from the 50s, but the price says otherwise. Add a bit of vintage charm to your look with these covetable sunnies.

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