Foster Grant Sets the Trend for 2015!

Matthew Coon of Foster Grant, weighs in on what’s trending in sunglasses this year for WWD magazine!

WWD

Foster Grant 
Matthew Coon, creative director 

WHAT’S IN 

• The newest look is the Kitten frame, a younger, rounder take on the classic cat-eye, ideal for collections targeting juniors and women. Butterflies are growing in importance as the easy-to-wear cousin of the cat. Both the Kitten and the Butterfly are softened with curvier edges that make them more flattering.
• Classic frames continue their march with prominence, [such as] resin styles highlighted by keyhole nose bridges and retro details.

WHAT’S OUT 

• Really round, oversize shapes.
• The rose gold of 2014 is out; this year it will be brushed with antique and matte finishing to give it a new twist.
• Singular color finishes are replaced with multilayered and mixed-surface textures featuring color and pattern.

WHAT’S NEXT 

• The most important finish is the tortoise. These shell finishes range from Eighties references to new multicolored layered resins. Many of the finishes are characterized by a milky fusion to add further richness. This year, there is much more emphasis on the material as a whole rather than additional colored layers, which have been prominent for the past few years.
• Prints are elevated with emphasis put on deep, dark botanicals and tropical prints. In addition, tiny, monochromatic linear and geometric prints add more of a textural feel to different crystal finishes.

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