4 gafas de sol icónicas en la historia de la moda

4 iconic sunglasses in fashion history

Are you a fashion fanatic and like to keep up with everything that happens in this addictive world? If so, this post interests you! All the garments and accessories we wear today have a story behind them, a reason that justifies their success. The same happens with our protagonists today: sunglasses. In addition to being a useful accessory with which to protect our eyes from the sun's radiation, it is also an element that adds personality and distinction to our appearance.

As with decoration, travel and gastronomy, the world of fashion is full of trends that we quickly adapt to our personal tastes in order to feel integrated into society. The same thing happens with sunglasses. Every year trends are born and reappear that reach the streetstyle rescuing the most classic styles that are present, season after season in our closet. This is the main reason for the success of sunglasses: their maintenance over time thanks to new designs that preserve their essence.

From Hanukeii we discover 4 models of sunglasses that have been and are an icon for the world of fashion thanks to great celebrities who have marked a before and after in the use of this accessory. Some of them have starred in successful film productions and video clips and others have been present on red carpets and popular Hollywood events, but all of them have revolutionized the world of fashion.

1. Glasses cat eye; synonymous with sweetness and elegance

    Sunglasses cat eye are synonymous with elegance. They emerged in the 50s and 60s by successful women like Marilyn Monroe, who left a great legacy in the fashion world by combining the sweetness of her pompous dresses with the sophistication of these glasses, or Audrey Hepburn, actress who wore this model. impeccably in the movie Breakfast at Tiffany's (1961), combined with pearl jewelry that elevated its aesthetic to the highest exponent.

    Audrey Hepburn

    They are an icon of the pin-up style so characteristic of the 50s that wears red lips and eyeliner as their flag. In addition to being sunglasses that add elegance to your most basic outfits made up of a T-shirt and jeans, they also favor all types of faces thanks to their frames with pointed corners. They will raise your eyes even on the most tired days.

    At Hanukeii we know that cat eye glasses return year after year to the catwalks, being the main protagonists of the most emblematic looks of celebrities such as Taylor Swift or Oliva Palermo. For this reason, our Laguna glasses are just what you are looking for if the 50s pin-up aesthetic is one of your favourites.

    Laguna Tortoise Black

    Hanukeii offers you three models of cat eye glasses that will make you unable to decide on just one. The glasses in the collection have a pointed polycarbonate frame, an ultra-resistant and durable material, and category 3 polarized lenses, so their quality is fully assured as they protect 90% of solar radiation.

    In terms of design, they retain the traditional cat-eye shape that was worn in the 50s, giving your appearance the elegance and sensitivity you are looking for. You can find them in three different shades and all of them will make you fall in love. First of all, the Laguna Black, classic and perfectly combinable with all kinds of looks and garments. In second place, the Laguna Tortoise/Black, classic but with a wild touch thanks to its animal print that conveys power and elegance. And finally, the Laguna Bi-Magenta/Black, in pink tones that will bring sweetness and softness to your aesthetic.

    Sunglasses cat eye have been reinvented in many ways with the aim of providing the touch of style and personality that characterized the most elegant actresses and celebrities of the 50s and 60s. And you, what are you waiting for to get yours?

    2. Maxi rounded glasses: the chic and classic Hollywood style

    Jackie Kennedy

      The maxi glasses are the perfect example that fashions are cyclical and always return to our closets. Since the 1960s, celebrities such as Jacqueline Kennedy, the first lady of the United States, have worn oversized sunglasses to shield their eyes from the sun, and also to observe people without being seen. Later, in the 2000s, big Hollywood stars like Paris Hilton or Kim Kardashian resumed using this accessory in order to hide from the paparazzi and photographers in the city.

      The maxi glasses, and specifically the rounded ones, have an exclusive characteristic that sets them apart from the rest of the models, and also, they protect very well from the sun because their lenses cover a large part of the eye area. But beware, its simplicity and elegance can easily be interrupted if they are not combined properly. Given their large dimensions and notoriety, it is better to err on the simple side by combining them with simple garments such as jeans or chino pants, poplin shirts in a basic color and sneakers or kitten sandals to minimize the importance of the rest of the look. In this way, success is guaranteed!

      Lombard Tortoise Black

      At Hanukeii we offer you the Lombard collection, made up of three models of maxi glasses in super top colors that you will love. Their frame is made of polycarbonate, a very resistant compound that will keep your glasses with you for many years. Their crystals are category 3 and meet all the quality standards of the European standard, therefore they protect 90% of the most invasive rays of the sun, and they are also polarized, so they do not reflect on absolute and allow to observe a clear and comfortable reality without discomfort.

      In addition to being a model that provides elegance and exclusivity, it is also the ideal option for the sunniest days of summer where you need your eyes to be well protected from the sun's most harmful rays. You won't take them off!

      You can find them in black, a basic for your most daring looks. The Tortoise Black to highlight your most sophisticated outfits, and finally, the Lombard  pastel/blue that will break all the schemes. And you, which ones do you prefer?

      3. square sunglasses; a nod to the fashion of the 70s

        Square sunglasses arrived in the 70s thanks to transgressive designers like Versace or Armani who popularized fashion without rules or limits. The mix of colours, bold prints and geometric shapes are just some of the most celebrated features of the era. Brigitte Bardot or Jane Birkin were two of the great fashion prescribers of the 70s, having marked a before and after in the industry through garments and accessories boho-chic that made them great models to follow, and also, one of the first to wear square glasses at events and catwalks.

        Briggitte Bardot

        In addition to being comfortable sunglasses that balance the most uneven features of the face thanks to their square frame, they will also add fun and identity to your appearance thanks to their large dimensions. You will not leave anyone indifferent when you wear them! They work perfectly with simple looks made up of timeless garments, but they will also be the perfect complement for those days when you have worn all the prints and colors that you had in your closet. Playing with fashion is fun, so why not do it too with our sunglasses?

        Hyde Green

        Hanukeii offers you a very cool alternative to fill those days when inspiration is conspicuous by its absence with charisma and style. The Hyde collection will be your favorite if you are looking for a retro air in your looks. Its three models of glasses have a square frame made of polycarbonate, a firm and resistant material that is also very light, and its lenses are polarized and with a category 3 filter, so that they protect 90% of the sun's light rays. .

        You can find them in black, like the Hyde Black: the most elegant option. Also, the Hyde Green, in bottle green: an original and flattering color in equal measure. And finally the Hyde Tortoise: in tortoiseshell with animal print, an option that never goes out of style.

        4. Retro 90s sunglasses; modern and daring

          Retro sunglasses are the greatest exponent of 90s fashion whose references such as Julia Roberts, Kate Moss, and even inspired by a certain style of the 50s. For this reason, and how could it be otherwise, we wanted to pay tribute to a model of glasses, which despite being somewhat controversial, is an icon in the world of fashion.

          Marilyn Monroe

          These are glasses with a peculiar design characterized by small frames, called square cat eye, they only cover the central part of the eyes, giving a daring and modern touch to the simplest outfits of your day to day But the most trendy of these glasses is to wear them slightly dropped to give a casual and casual look to your style.

          If you are still hesitating and don't know very well what retro glasses to wear, from Hanukeii we present you the Pacific collection, an option with three models that will make all your doubts about this trend disappear. They are small-sized glasses with slightly pointed ends that will give the personality you are looking for to your simplest outfits.

          The collection consists of three very top models in three colors that will combine perfectly with all the clothes in your wardrobe. First of all, the Pacific Black, a model with a frame and black lenses that, in addition to personality and style, will bring the elegance you are looking for to your most elegant looks . Secondly, the Pacific Tortoise/Black, glasses with leopard print frames and tinted lenses that add fun and sophistication to your look, however you wear them. And last but not least, the most daring glasses in the collection: the Pacific Marble/Burgundy, glasses with animal print frames and purple lenses that will not leave anyone indifferent. around you And you, what are you waiting for to get hold of them?

          Pacific Tortoise Black

          Sunglasses have become the star accessory for all our outfits for some time now. They are the queens of our day to day, but not only during the hottest months of the year, but also in the coldest. For this reason, and if fashion is one of your great passions, you will surely like to know the story behind each of the glasses models in your dressing room. Retro glasses, maxi glasses, round and cate ye, all of them will add distinction and personality to your appearance depending on how you combine them. So now you know, fashion is for playing with it, do it with your sunglasses too!