he most fashionable sunglasses -- including the Chanel Couture shades, at right -- for the Fall/Winter season are detailed in a groovy Elle slideshow. Flashy Likey!
Other highlights include the much sought after futuristic Balenciaga shades, the highly publicized Roberto Cavalli Eva model and the soon-to-be-launched Banana Republic line.
Enjoy it, loves. See slideshow here.
Would Lolita really have conjured up that pint-size seductress image quite as well without her signature heart-shaped frames? Could Nicole Richie and Mary-Kate Olsen have catapulted themselves to tabloid style icon fame without their omnipresent saucer-sized shades? As certain front row types will tell you, the perfect pair of sunglasses serves as part accessory, part armor. This season, a slew of new brands are emerging on the market to bring an ideal air of mystery to the sophisticated woman. Chanel introduces their “haute couture jewelry” collection for fall, adorned with feathers, sequins, and embroideries. At the more affordable end of the spectrum, both Banana Republic and Club Monaco are introducing sunglasses next week, and we hear Club Monaco is already racking up pre-orders. And come spring, Balenciaga and Dries Van Noten will introduce their own brands of shades for the first time—the future is certainly looking bright.