“I don't pop molly, I rock Tom Ford.” While it may not be a reference to eyewear, the name-check on Jay-Z’s latest album 'Magna Carta Holy Grail', shows that the trend for celebrities to associate with designer brands continues unabated.
Often unintentionally or by design (No pun intended!) celebrities will start a fashion trend through their confidence to break the mould and stand out from the crowd. Whether it starts from the lyrics in a song which creates the association to a designer, or being snapped on the red carpet, celebrities have huge influence in the shopping habits of the general public.
Whilst not everyone has the confidence (Or the money!) to emulate their favourite celebrity’s designer wardrobe, eyewear is one of the few fashion areas where price is not totally prohibitive. A Gucci outfit could cost several thousand pounds yet a pair of designer shades worn by a celebrity may cost a few hundred. A luxury perhaps, but definitely more affordable than Louboutins, and still making a statement.
Many people now see designer eyewear as an investment. Whether it is designer frames to compliment every day wear or high fashion sunglasses for the beach to block those rays, glasses are functional as well as being a favourite accessory. All of which becomes even more alluring through celebrity representation.
Fashion trends are often cyclic. What was once considered ‘geeky’ or not ‘hip’ will become a fad when sported by a celebrity and thus become a fashion mainstay. Oversized sunglasses are now seen as glamorous giving a movie star look that works for most face shapes.
And what about the 'nerdy' look? Geek style glasses continue to remain chic. And we suggest that trend will carry on while celebrities like Katy Perry and both the Justins; Timberlake and Bieber continue to rock this look.
Other celebrity trendsetters wearing Tom Ford designer eyewear include Rihanna, Kelly Rowland and Scarlett Johansson all spotted looking glamorous wearing Nikita, the designer’s bold take on the cats-eye sunglasses style.
Whether it’s Bruno Mars or David Beckham looking slick in their Rayban Clubmasters or the Voice celebrity judge, Kylie Minogue working the house of Gucci look with her GG3633/S, there will always be a celebrity working their own ubiquitous style, from couture to street, for fashion devotees everywhere to adopt and emulate.
Here at Designer Glasses, we will stay up to date with the latest celebrity inspired eyewear trends. Whenever a celebrity is spotted in designer eyewear that we stock, we will be sure to tell you!