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Oval Office

By Jamie Wilson
Monday, May 14, 2018 1:00 AM
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WHO: Kurt Cobain from the ’93 Nirvana photoshoot by Jesse Frohman, worn by celebrities like Rihanna and influencers like Chiara Ferragni.

WHAT: Oversized acetate oval sunglasses. Nostalgia has played a big part in many popular trends recently, and this is no different. This oversized oval silhouette is an ode to both the 1990s as well as the mod-era 1960s in some instances, proving that some trends never truly die.

WEAR: (Top to Bottom) The Figurative frame from RAEN is a classic take on the original Kurt Cobain styling. This unisex look shows off a polished acetate frame finished in a minty green hue and is a modern update on this oval trend. The PLD 6052/S model from Safilo Group’s Polaroid Eyewear brand offers an oversized oval silhouette. This lightweight transparent frame with color-block combinations and polarized cosmetic lenses is a definite ode to the 1990s. This next frame style, EP0080, from Marcolin’s Emilio Pucci brand showcases a softer, feminine take on the oval silhouette with its slightly uplifted corners. This frame’s solid yellow front encased in a transparent crystal yellow adds a fun twist to this style. Rounding out these oval silhouettes is the sophisticated 1281-03 Black Zen Garden frame style from Cutler and Gross. This vintage inspired oval sunglass features an individually handcrafted texture using goldsmith techniques, differentiating this frame with a one-of-a-kind look.

WHY: Retro frame styles have shown no sign of slowing down. These oval silhouettes take on both the 1990s as well as more vintage eras. Depending on your style, these frames can add a pop of fun or an air of sophistication to any look. jwilson@jobson.com
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