Latest eyewear trends for autumn 2021-2022

This autumn promises to be upbeat, larger than life and slightly futuristic – and that’s just on the fashion front. Discover the trends for fall-winter 2021-2022, covering clothes as well as eyewear. Let us present all you need to know to stay ahead in the style stakes these next few months…


© lunettes Moken

1.   Winter sports style

It’s that time of year again, so prepare to wrap up warm. Quilted clothing was all over the catwalks, alongside oversize coats and faux fur boots. Miu Miu, Chanel and Prada dressed their models for the mountains this Fall-Winter 2021-2022 season. As far as eyewear to accessorize the look, the kind of shades that wouldn’t seem out of place on the slopes are as popular in the city, with a futuristic twist.

Where to get your hands on the latest trend:

These Moken frames are not just inspired by winter sports, they’re eco-conscious too.

Moken glasses, €64


© lunettes Gucci

2.   Oversize frames

Oversize spectacles and sunglasses have been popular for a while now. In fact, the trend looks set to continue with fall-winter 2021-2022 collections featuring designs by Max Mara and Tom Ford covering half the face, while Gucci opted for thick frames. Even more extreme are the glasses by Dolce & Gabbana, which cover the whole face ‘protective mask style’. However, Dua Lipa and Lily-Rose Depp have made it much easier to embrace the trend by stepping out in oversize noughties-inspired eyewear.

Where to get your hands on the latest trend:

The only way to improve these striking acetate frames by Gucci with their arty dégradé effect? Try adding a glasses chain.

Gucci glasses, €410


© Jimmy Fairly Eyewear

3. Sixties renaissance

While the Seventies was a key trend this time last year, we’ve now moved on to the optimistic era of Sixties style for Fall-Winter 2021-2022. Miniskirts, A-line cuts and monochrome ensembles have all made a comeback on the catwalk… just look at Versace, Fashion East and Courrèges. Why not channel Swinging London down to your glasses for a casual, vintage feel? The 60s may be making a comeback, but 70s and 00s styles seem to be sticking around as well.

Where to get your hands on the latest trend:

Jimmy Fairly has created this nostalgic two-tone oval design.

Jimmy Fairly sunglasses, £129


© Lunettes Acne Studio

4. Sci-fi inspired

To make up for a lackluster year on Earth, designers from planet fashion are packing us off to space for Fall-Winter 2021-2022. Balenciaga made over the space suit, while Balmain came up with a metallic dress that could have been made for moonwalking! Right now, even eyewear is able to conjure up images of interplanetary travel, with designs that could easily have been in sci-fi films. Balenciaga and Acne Studios showed the most futuristic, alien-like designs of them all.

Where to get your hands on the latest trend:

These acetate frames by Acne Studios look out of this world in every way!

Acne Studios glasses, €290


© lunettes Marine Serre

5.   Bold logos

This season, the logos being featured on frames are particularly loud and proud. Dolce & Gabbana and Balmain have given them the most prominent position on the front of their shades; Fendi, Celine and Zadig & Voltaire have used them to adorn the arms of their designs, while Marine Serres has used them like jewels.

Where to get your hands on the latest trend:

This delicate 90s inspired ‘swirl frame’ design by Marine Serre certainly fits the bill.

Marine Serre glasses, €300


© Re-sin eyewear

6. Party ready

Unsurprisingly, the urge to get down on the dancefloor and party into the early hours even extended to the catwalks. Glitter, rhinestones, sequins and party dresses were adapted for both day and night. Chanel, Dries Van Noten and Valentino really stood out for their flamboyant, sparkly outfits. To incorporate the look in your eyewear, seek out shiny details, or work your way up to that by opting for silver-colored frames. If you want truly show-stopping styles, don’t miss this original eyewear.

Where to get your hands on the latest trend:

RE:SIN’s eco-friendly acetate frames promise to lift any look, while the ‘Baltic amber’ adornments make every pair unique.

RE:SIN glasses, €315


© Lunettes Vogue Eyesear

7. The color lilac

Summery colors are creeping into winter wardrobes this season, with lilac all over the catwalks. Models wore it head to toe, like the snow suit by Miu Miu, as evening wear at Salvatore Ferragamo, or in suit form at Chanel. The easiest way to incorporate this unusual shade into your autumnal outfits has to be through accessories. Serious followers of fashion however can rest assured that lilac frames are an excellent investment for fall-winter.

Where to get your hands on the latest trend:

Vogue Eyewear, thanks to the colorful capsule collection designed by actress Millie Bobby Brown.

MBB x Vogue Eyewear glasses, €99

Written by Eleanor Fullalove