By  on February 28, 2018

MILAN — Prescription glasses are turning into fashion accessories, while sun products are banking on top quality protective lenses. These are two significant trends emerging from Mido 2018, the three-day Italian eyewear trade fair that closed here on Feb. 26.

Thin metallic, super-light frames were shown as acetate models alternated bold colors with transparent effects. Shapes were mostly rounded, except for the front of narrow and sharp silhouettes. Washed lenses that are colored but do not grant a total UV screen came mostly in different pastel shades, but blue tones were predominant. Unique patterns, such as flower designs, at times enriched the surface for a see-through effect, and crystal decorations made a bold fashion statement.

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